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Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (1985)

Tears for Fears are an English pop band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Everybody Wants to Rule the World was originally released in the UK on 22 March 1985. It was the bands ninth single, the third to come from the album Songs from the Big Chair. The song reached number 2 here in the UK, and number 1 in the US, and was number 1 in many other countries.

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 

Below Tears for Fears Performs “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” on Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015