Half the world hates
What half the world does every day
Half the world waits
While half gets on with it anyway

Half the world lives
Half the world makes
Half the world gives
While the other half takes

Half the world is
Half the world was
Half the world thinks
While the other half does

Half the world talks
With half a mind on what they say
Half the world walks
With half a mind to run away

Half the world lies
Half the world learns
Half the world flies
As half the world turns

Half the world cries
Half the world laughs
Half the world tries
To be the other half

Half of us divided
Like a torn-up photograph
A torn-up photograph
Half of us are trying
To reach the other half
To reach the other half

Half the world cares
While half the world is wasting the day
Half the world shares
While half the world is stealing away

Half the world lives
Half the world makes
Half the world gives
While the other half takes

Half the world cries
Half the world laughs
Half the world tries
To be the other half


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Half the World Lyrics as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Alex Zivojinovich

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    Wow, I can't believe nobody's commented on this! It's a great song- great music, customary philosophical lyrics from Rush. I think it's just talking about how different people throughout the world are, yet we don't have to be separated from one another.
    "Half of us divided Like a torn-up photograph" A photograph is only worth anything if it's complete, showing the whole picture.

    classic_rocker8on August 28, 2006   Link
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    reminds me of hemispheres a little with the earth splitting into hemispheres.

    ArtRockFanon March 14, 2007   Link
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    It is about envy to be that other person, that laughs while you cry. The grass is always greener on the other side.

    rushpwnsxon September 29, 2008   Link
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    Just another very clever, thought-provoking Rush song. I love music that makes you think.

    CConteon May 26, 2018   Link

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