"Sum of Us" as written by Christopher John Cheney, Scott Bradley Owen, Andy Douglas Strachan and Kalju Tonuma....
God, help those who don't help the others
God, help those who don't help the others

Some of us have more rights than the others
Some of us have to fight more than the others too

We all have our time to live
But we don't have time for each other
We all have our time to live
But we don't have time for each other

God, help those who don't help the others
Oh God, help those who don't help the others

Well, there ain't no reward
For being a no one, for being ignored
Some of us don't deserve a second chance
Some of us don't deserve to make demands

We all have our time to live
But we don't have time for each other
We decide how much we give
And what goes around, goes around again

God, help those who don't help the others
Oh God, help those who don't help the others
Yeah God, help those who don't help the others
Oh God, help those who don't help the others
Hey yeah

God, help those who don't help the others
Oh God, help those who don't help the others
Yeah God, help those who don't help the others
Oh God, help those who don't help the others

Hey oh, hey oh
Hey oh, hey oh
Hey oh, hey oh
Hey oh, hey oh
Hey oh, hey oh



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"Sum of Us" as written by Christopher John Cheney Andy Douglas Strachan

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    General CommentBEST song on the album.. i dont understand why White noise was such a hit.. i mean good but cmpared to the other songs hmpf. meaning is simple. Respect each other and help each other. And for those who dont.. what goes around comes around
    dxl99on October 20, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree 100%. This is my favorite song on the album and possibly my favorite TLE song of all time.

    I guess it's mostly about respect for each other. When I first heard it I thought the lyric was "God help(s) those who don't help the others" and I thought it was about inequality in religion, ie how many churches like the catholic church have huge sums of money but really just look after themselves, but I don't think that was the intended meaning of the song.

    I think it's mostly saying people who only look after themselves won't have anyone else to look after them when they need help, as "what goes around comes around". so we have to make time for each other, especially those who have less rights and those who have greater struggles in their lives.

    I really really like this song a lot.
    the_crazy_slothon December 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentone of my facorite songs from White Noise. I would LOVE to see them play this live. I've been into raggae type a lot lately. "waaaayooooo, wayooooo" love it :D
    monstrrron January 17, 2010   Link

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