Everybody Wants to Rule the World Lyrics

Tears for Fears


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Chris Hughes, Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley
album: Track 1 in album Songs From the Big Chair
release date: 1985-2-17
popularity : 612 users have visited this page.
length: 4:11
engineer: David Bascombe
bass guitar: Curt Smith
drums: Manny Elias
solo instrument: Neil Taylor
guitar: Neil Taylor, Neil Taylor
keyboard: Ian Stanley
producer: Chris Hughes
lead vocals: Roland Orzabal
writer: Chris Hughes, Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal

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Welcome to your life; there's no turning back
Even while we sleep we will find
You acting on your best behavior
Turn your back on mother nature
Ev'rybody wants to rule the world

It's my own desire, it's my own remorse
Help me to decide. Help me make the most
Of freedom and of pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world

There's a room where the light won't find you
Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down
When they do, I'll be right behind you
So glad we've almost made it
So sad they had to fade it
Ev'rybody wants to rule the world

I can't stand this indecision
Married with a lack of vision
Everybody wants to rule the world
Say that you'll never, never, never, need it
One headline, why believe it?
Everybody wants to rule the world

All for freedom and for pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world

Track Listing

  • 1 Shout
  • 2 The Working Hour
  • 3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  • 4 Mothers Talk
  • 5 I Believe
  • 6 Broken
  • 7 Head Over Heels / Broken (live)
  • 8 Listen