"If Everyone Cared" as written by and Chad/kroeger Kroeger....
From underneath the trees, we watch the sky
Confusing stars for satellites
I never dreamed that you'd be mine
But here we are, we're here tonight

Singing Amen, I'm alive (I'm alive)
Singing Amen, I'm alive

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died
And I'm singing

Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive
Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive

And in the air the fireflies
Our only light in paradise
We'll show the world they were wrong
And teach them all to sing along

Singing Amen, I, I'm alive (I'm alive)
Singing Amen, I, I'm alive

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died
If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died

And as we lie beneath the stars
We realize how small we are
If they could love like you and me
Imagine what the world could be

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died
If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died

Then we'd see the day, we'd see the day
When nobody died
Then we'd see the day, we'd see the day
When nobody died
Then we'd see the day when nobody died


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"If Everyone Cared" as written by Daniel Adair Chad Kroeger

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  • +4
    General CommentI have to agree with NickelbackFan (1st commenter). But I never really thought of it as a politcal song at first. But when I think about it, it kinda is.
    In the begining of the song, he praises his girl, which is confusing, assuming this song is still about politicts. When he goes on to say "Amen I, I'm Alive", I get the feeling that for some reason he should be dead now? That it's only a miracle that of all the people dying in the world, he isn't "it" yet.
    I'm not sure what he meant by the fireflies analogy. Maybe the "They're only light" part meant that, again, he and her are only one (or I guess you could say two)?
    My favorite part is his analogy with the stars:
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    And as we lie beneath the stars
    We realize how small we are
    If they could love like you and me
    Imagine what the world could be
    ====================================
    He's saying that him and his girl love each other so much, and that if everyone were that way, it would be a pretty d*** close utopia.

    You notice how he says "If" a lot? He's acknowledging that it would be impossible, and that utopia is only a dream (an impossible one at that).
    In the end, I actually disagree with what he says ("We’d see the day, we’d see the day When nobody died"). Remember when God made the world, and man, and it was good? Well, didn't man choose to sin? So, even
    If everyone cared and nobody cried
    If everyone loved and nobody lied
    If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
    , I think there would still be the sin to hold us back.

    That's only my interpretation. If you think otherwise, feel free to correct me. I'm always open for criticism. :-)
    funkeywoookeyon December 08, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General Commenti think that this song is about the way we treat each other, it really hurts when people are rude and don't care about how others are feeling, if we just treated each other with some kindness instead of making fun of each other and putting others down.. we should also just try to help each other out when we need help, because someday, you're going to need help, and what goes around, comes around...
    cjay09on March 24, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentStrive to make life the best you can. Not for yourself, but for the rest of the world. If you're the only one happy, what does that accomplish after you're gone? This life is the only one you've got. Try to make it worth something.
    oceanheart13on August 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is a very worldly political song...if that makes sense. Its not the typical anti-bush, Anti-poverty song that so many artists do, its just a general, if only people were genuinely better. Amazing lyrics to live by, and a strong song!
    nickelbackfanon October 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has an amazing message, great song altogether really. I believe this song but I do think that complete world peace isnt possible. Hate will always exist
    syko_braton October 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me this song is about if everyone really treated each other as equals and :

    As we lie beneath the stars
    we realize how small we are

    how lucky we are all to be alive and how small and insignificant we are too. To be honest i think this song explains itself. To me this song has nothing to do with boyfriends and girlfriends its about life and how we should use it in an ideal world.
    Miasmaon July 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentleave nickelback alone!lol!i like those guys
    its not a "publicity stunt"theyre not trying to say they did this solely to put that message out and want no money for it...they wanna make money.so what?everyone does!
    but ok i agree its unrealistic,cuz ppl just gotta die LOL.to keep the nworld in balance and such.but its a good tune with cute lyrics,nice vocals and decent music.so i love it.
    another*teen*clicheon March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinatly some really good lyrics on chad's part. I like how its not so much a slap in the face but more a "this is how it could be"
    TehBiatchon October 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really good song. The lyrics are so powerful. I agree with nickelbackfan, the song isnt pointing fingers at anybody or having anything to do with politics, its just talking about how some people dont care about anybody,but themselves and that there are bad people in the world and Chad wishes that it would all go away and everybody could care for everybody and have peace with each other. Its just about the world in general being hateful. GREAT SONG.
    dmk89on November 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit makes me feel that its a gift to be alive but it could be betteramen im alive if everyone cared it could still not be perfect people would start to feel they were cared about less by people thn others kind of a sad thing if ya think real deep about how even if somethings perfect human emotions could just destoy it so easily . humans are imperfect so we obviuslt couldnt live in a perfect world
    SGT.PEPPERon January 09, 2006   Link

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