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Year 5 Lyrics for songs

Below are the lyrics for the songs for your end of Year performance.

Please take time at home to learn these, to help make it an amazing performance! Use Youtube to practise singing along to ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ and ‘Viva la Vida’.

Be the change

There’ll always be a reason why

It seems too difficult to even try.
The world is changing every day.
How can we make sure that we have our say?

We are the future of this earth.
We need to treasure it, to know its worth.
Let’s be the ones who really care.
Let’s make the world a place that’s kind and fair.

Make a difference.
Say it clearly.
I’m gonna be

Be the change (change).
Be the change (change).

BE the one who stands up proudly,
Whose voice is always strong.
Send your message out so loudly,
Make things right when they are wrong.
Wrap your arms around the world

And be the change (change),
Yeah, be the change (change).

Look after each and every one.
With love and tolerance you can’t go wrong.
Just lead the way and do what’s right.
Together we can make the future bright.

Make a difference.
Say it clearly.
I’m gonna be,

Be the change (change).
Be the change (change)

Be the one who stands up proudly,
Whose voice is always strong.
Send your message out so loudly,
Make things right when they are wrong.

Wrap your arms around the world,
Wrap your arms around the world,

And be the change (change),
Be the change (change).

Be the one who stands up proudly,
Whose voice is always strong.
Send your message out so loudly,
Make things right when they are wrong.

Wrap your arms around the world,

Be the change.
Be the change, the change, the change (gonna be the change).
Be the change, the change, the change (gonna be the change).
Be the change, the change, the change (gonna be the change).
Be the change.

Somewhere only we know

Solos:

I walked across an empty land

I knew the pathway like the back of my hand

I felt the earth beneath my feet

Sat by the river, and it made me complete

All – Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I’m getting tired, and I need something to rely on

I came across a fallen tree
I felt the branches of it looking at me
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I’ve been dreaming of?

Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I’m getting old, and I need something to rely on

And if you have a minute, why don’t we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
Cause This could be the end of everything

So why don’t we go
Somewhere only we know?

 

Where is the love? (A capella – no backing track)

People hungry, people fighting,

Children hurt and you hear them crying,

Can I help them, can I teach,

Can I turn the other cheek?

Mother, Father, Mother, help me,

Send me some guidance and love,

These people got me, got me questioning

Where is the love? (love)
Where is the love? (the love)
Where is the love? (the love)
Where is the love? (the love, the love)

Viva la Vida

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning, I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy’s eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
Once you go there was never, never a honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

It was a wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn’t believe what I’d become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh, who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Calvary choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
I know Saint Peter won’t call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Calvary choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
I know Saint Peter won’t call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world