"SING" as written by and Daniel Roland Lanois....
Sing it out
Boy you've got to see what tomorrow brings
Sing it out
Girl you've got to be what tomorrow needs
For every time that they want to count you out
Use your voice every single time you open up your mouth

Sing it for the boys, sing it for the girls
Every time that you lose it sing it for the world
Sing it from the heart
Sing it 'til you're nuts
Sing it out for the ones that'll hate your guts
Sing it for the deaf
Sing it for the blind
Sing about everyone that you left behind
Sing it for the world, sing it for the world

Sing it out
Boy they're gonna sell what tomorrow means
Sing it out
Girl before they kill what tomorrow brings
You've got to, make a choice if the music drowns you out
And raise your voice every single time they try and shut your mouth

Sing it for the boys, sing it for the girls
Every time that you lose it sing it for the world
Sing it from the heart
Sing it 'til you're nuts
Sing it out for the ones that'll hate your guts
Sing it for the deaf
Sing it for the blind
Sing about everyone that you left behind
Sing it for the world, sing it for the world

Cleaned up
Corporation progress
Dying in the process
Children that can talk about it
Living on the railways
People moving sideways
Sell it 'til your last days
Buy yourself the motivation
Generation nothing,
Nothing but a dead scene
Product of a white dream
I am not the singer that you wanted
But a dancer
I refuse to answer
Talk about the past
And rooting for the ones that want to get away.

Keep running

Sing it for the boys, sing it for the girls
Every time that you lose it sing it for the world
Sing it from the heart
Sing it 'til you're nuts
Sing it out for the ones that'll hate your guts
Sing it for the deaf
Sing it for the blind
Sing about everyone that you left behind
Sing it for the world, sing it for the world

We've got to see what tomorrow brings
Sing it for the world
Sing it for the world
Yeah, you got to be what tomorrow needs
Sing it for the world
Sing it for the world


Lyrics submitted by Fayiirah, edited by Cyberpunk96, SmashingDestiny, Jirachibi

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  • +11
    General CommentFirst of all - it's a great album, that has it's message. MCR rocks on!

    I think this song is about being responsible for what's going on around you (I mean the unjustice, the rapaciousness of people and companies,close-mindness, materialistic and conformistic lifestyle propagated),so that you could stand against it and change it if you can. That you shouldn't stay silent when something wrong is done - you should raise your voice, be brave and never give up on your believes. You have to be loud to be heard, and you need to be heard to save as much in this world as possible.
    Also it can be understood in a more personal way - that you should never give up on yourself and what you believe in, never try and be someone you're not. And once again - it's about being brave and fighting for things that are worth it.

    But that's just my opinion...
    KD_WITCHon November 23, 2010   Link
  • +7
    General CommentThis is more then just a song about singing.

    it is about standing up for those who can't. Even if that means you lose your life, you stand up for those who can't defend themselves. Be a hero in their eyes. Even if people hate you for what your doing, if you are protecting people you care about in the process.
    LeoBason March 01, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commentsave the future for the children!
    KD_WITCHon November 23, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti love how the first two lines tie together, the girls have to be there for the boys, we need each other
    silversunloveon November 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionSounds like: "Sing it for the DEAF, Sing it for the BLIND" ..instead of death and blood..
    bigmoe100on November 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really love this. As empowering and inspirational as usual. This album is going to be great!
    minimegooseyon November 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHeard this song ages ago, didn't realise it was MCR though until the other day and was really surprised. There is only a few MCR songs I've heard like Welcome to the Black Parade, and Na Na Na, but this song is so different to those two and shows MCR in a totally different light. Going from some of their mosh type tracks to this which is more of a pop ballad than mosh music, very weird but good that it shows that MCR can stretch across many different music styles.
    TheKLF99on August 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningi think this song is about the new generation and how they need to stand up for what they believe in to make a better future for themselves and others. Using your voice to make a difference.
    denisaaaon February 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this meaningful song is about needing to speak out, esp. when people won't listen. It's also about coping. "Every time that you lose it sing it for the world", "Sing it out for the ones that'll hate your guts", "Sing about everyone that you left behind".

    MCR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    urulcon March 08, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely love this song, and the message it portrays.
    Sunshine713on December 04, 2010   Link

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