“The World I Know” was the Flashback song today by Collective Soul which came out in 1995. Singer Ed Roland of the band came up with the lyrics to the song when he went for a walk on a rare day off in New York City.
It made it to #1 on the Canadian Top Singles Chart and is their highest charting single in Canada. They also loved it in the US as it topped the US Mainstream Rock Chart at #1 as well.
In 2008, David Cook performed this song on the last day of competition on Season 7 of American Idol. Viewers must have loved his version because he went on to win the show, and his live performance was actually released as a single, and made it to #28 in the US.