Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Song Released: 1985
Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Welcome to your life

There’s no turning back

Even while WE sleep

We will find you

Acting on your best behaviour

Turn your back on mother nature

Everybody wants to rule the world
It’s my own design

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

Everybody 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 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

–Tears for Fears

Copyright EMI

*In the early 80s I saw a newspaper headline that lay on a subway platorm in the Bronx. The headline read, “Rule Worldwide.”