The World Belongs to You

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The World Belongs to You
ReleaseArtificial Heart
Length2:11
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"The World Belongs to You" is a song on Jonathan Coulton's eighth studio album, Artificial Heart.

[edit] Live performance

This song has not been played live as of yet.

[edit] Availability

"The World Belongs to You" is available on the album Artificial Heart, which can be ordered through Coulton's website or on iTunes.

[edit] Fan Interpretation

This song appears to describe a hypothetical scenario in which a man discovers that he is Jesus, returning for the second coming (or some other messiah-like character), he quickly finds that the power goes to his head and he becomes a celebrity only to realize that in doing so everyone (including his angels) thinks he's an asshole and has overstayed his welcome.

[edit] Alternative Fan Interpretation

The song could also be describing a small child or baby. When a baby is born (especially a first child) he/she is quickly and easily the center of all attention. Everything revolves around the baby, then as the baby grows and becomes an naughty toddler or even obnoxious teenager, everyone who was fawning over them rolls their eyes and leaves.

[edit] Themes

Primary Theme:

Secondary Themes:

Other Themes:

  • Religion
  • Narcissism


Artificial Heart
1. Sticking It To Myself · 2. Artificial Heart · 3. Nemeses · 4. The World Belongs to You · 5. Today With Your Wife · 6. Sucker Punch · 7. Glasses · 8. Je Suis Rick Springfield · 9. Alone at Home · 10. Fraud · 11. Good Morning Tucson · 12. Now I Am An Arsonist · 13. Down Today · 14. Dissolve · 15. Nobody Loves You Like Me · 16. Still Alive · 17. Want You Gone · 18. The Stache
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