Who Sang Everybody Wants to Rule the World? Tears for Fears

Tears For Fears Songs From the Big Chair cover art

Some other versions of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Chris Hughes, Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal
release date: 1985-2-17
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave/Synth-pop
length: 4:11
producer: Chris Hughes
lead vocals: Roland Orzabal
mixer: Steven Wilson
engineer: David Bascombe
guitar: Neil Taylor
keyboard: Ian Stanley
drums (drum set): Manny Elias
bass guitar: Curt Smith
solo guitar: Neil Taylor
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



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 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

  • Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 042282430021
    script: Latin