The world is saved.
The livingroom’s dark, save for light being cast
From the big TV screen and the imminent sunrise that’s
Teasing the once-starry sky with whispers of morning.
You sit there, alone, in your one-bedroom flat.
You stare straight ahead with controller in hand and you marvel at,
‘Yes. You did it. You made it. Game over.’
And the world is saved, thanks to you.
The people prayed for a hero and you answered the call,
And you did a good job, you gave it your best,
And you’re proud of yourself though a little depressed
That the world is saved.
You stocked and prepared. You slept at the inn.
Your whole inventory was packed going in
With equipment and items designed to turn man into legend.
You sigh, satisfied, as a cutscene presents
The kind of conclusion you kind of expected:
The people are smiling; the sunshine’s returned.
But you can’t help thinking on what’s coming next.
Got work in the morning and your body’s upset
With your general lack of paying it any attention.
Your stomach is empty, your body is tired,
It burns every time you try closing your eyes
And the dullest of pains has made camp north of your cerebellum.
But the world is saved, if you like.
The hero hangs up his sword as he says his goodbyes,
But then where does he go? What does he do?
The adventure is over, so where’s that leave you
When the world is saved?
The curtain falls. The music plays.
The credits roll and it all fades
And you’re left by yourself. The fanfare is gone.
There’s no Player 2 there by your side to share victories won.
But as you slowly progress down the hall to your bed,
A few great events leak back into your head
From the time that you spent traversing the land,
Battling evil, fighting the darkness, just sword in hand.
Your memories creep in with the edge of a smile.
You realize again what you’d lost for a while.
You’re gonna think back much less on how you saved the day
Than on all the experience gained.
At the end of it all, gamers play what we play
Not for game over, but rather for what we take away.
The world is saved.
But who cares? We both know that that’s not what you came for.
Your next adventure’s already in sight - and you’re all set to go.
You’re excited to see what’s all wrong till its right and the
World is saved, though you’re more along for the ride.
released August 4, 2011
Written and produced by Danny Wiessner
Vocals: Danny and Tori Wiessner
Guitar: Eric Wiessner
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