National Day Song Lyrics

English Songs

 

Count On Me Singapore

Five Stars Arising

Heritage

Home

It Begins With Me

It's The Little Things

Let's Build Community

Moments Of Magic

One People, One Nation, One Singapore

Shine On Me

Sing You Way Home

Singapore Town

Singapura, Sunny Island

Spirit of Singapore

Stand Up for Singapore

The Best That We Can Be

There's A Part For Everyone

This is my Land

This is Our Country

This Land Called Singapore

Together

Undaunted

We Are Singapore

Where I Belong

We Will Get There

 

Non-English Songs

 

Count On Me Singapore

 

We have a vision for tomorrow

Just believe, just believe

We have a goal for Singapore

We can achieve, we can achieve

You and me, we'll do our part

Stand together, heart to heart

We're going to show the world

What Singapore can be

We can achieve, we can achieve

There is something down the road

That we can strive for

We are told no dream's too bold

That we can't try for

There's a spirit in the air

It's a feeling we all share

Were going to build a better life

For you and me

We can achieve, we can achieve

Count on me Singapore

Count on me to give my best and more

You and me, we'll do our part

Stand together, heart to heart

We're going to show the world

What Singapore can be

We can achieve, we can achieve

Chorus:

Count on me Singapore

Count on me Singapore

Count of me to give my best and more

Count on me Singapore

(repeat chorus)

Together Singapore, Singapore

Together Singapore, Singapore!

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Five Stars Arising

 

There's a new moon arising

Out of the stormy sea

Youthful and bright and

Bearing hope, and tranquil as can be

Reach out for the moon above

Savour freedom, truth and love

There's a new moon arising

Out of the stormy sea

There's are five stars arising

Out of the stormy sea

Each is a lamp to guide our way;

A lamp for all to see

Reach out for the stars above

Savour freedom, truth and love

There are five stars arising

Out of the stormy sea

There's a new flag arising

Out of the stormy sea

Crimson as the blood of all mankind

Yet white and pure and free

Reach out for the flag above

Savour freedom, truth and love

There's a new flag arising

Happy and proud are we.

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Heritage

 

Everytime I turn around

I see changes everywhere

Changing for the better

No matter time or place

You add that special touch

To all our fun and laughter

We have shared so much together

Hellos and happy everafters

Chorus:

Your warmth and your smiles

You make it all worthwhile

You are family, you are friend

These things will never end

You're a whole lot of living

And memories too

You're a whole lot of feeling

You're Singapore

We've come so far together

We stood the test of time

Day by day, year by year

No matter time or place

You add that special touch

To all our fun and laughter

We have shared so much together

Hellos and happy everafters

(repeat chorus)

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Home

 (Sung by Kit Chan)

Whenever I am feeling low

I look around me and I know

There's a place that will stay within me

Wherever I may choose to go

I will always recall the city

Know every street and shore

Sail down the river which brings us life

Winding through my Singapore

Chorus:

This is home truly

Where I know I must be

Where my dreams wait for me

Where that river always flows

This is home surely

As my senses tell me

This is where I won't be alone

For this is where I know it's home

When there are troubles to go through

We'll find a way to start a new

There's a comfort in the knowledge

That home's about its people too

So we'll build our dreams together

Just like we've done before

Just like the river which brings us life

There'll always be Singapore

(chorus)

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It Begins With Me

 

I'm gonna pass it on

Spread it all around

And touch someone with a thought

'cause courtesy begins with me

I give a little more thought

Take a little more care

To make it better, with laughter to share

'cause courtesy begins with me

We're gonna pass it on

Spread it all around

From dawn to dusk, from house to house

'cause courtesy begins with me

We'll join our hands, and do our part

Smiles will come from our nation's heart

'cause courtesy begins with me

Courtesy, it begins with me.

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It's The Little Things

 

Over the years

I've grown to be a part of you

You've cared for me 

And opened the way to a happy and beautiful life

You make me feel, warm and safe

And give me hope for brighter days

It's the little things

That we share

The love and joy that's in the air

The children's laughter everywhere

And all our favourite things

Over the years

I've grown accustomed to your ways

And no matter where I be

It warms my heart

To know that you're always here for me

It's the little things

That we share

The love and joy that's in the air

The children's laughter everywhere

And all our favourite things

Over the years I've learnt we share a destiny

And no matter how good

Others may be

No one cares

Like you care for me

Cause deep down inside

I feel you're a part of me

My Singapore,

The place that I call my Home!

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Let's Build Community

 

It's I, It's I

It's I who build community

It's I, It's I

I'ts I who build community

I'ts I, It's I

It's I who build community

It's I who build community

Roll over the ocean

Roll over the sea

Go and do your part to build community

Roll over the ocean

Roll over the sea

Go and do your part to build community

2. It's you....

3. It's we.....

4. It's love..

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Moments of Magic

(Sung by Fann Wong, Tanya Chua & Elsa Lim)

 

Tomorrow brings enchanting moments

A brand new day of inspiration

Like a river flows

To where our dreams unfold

This feeling is never like before

A new beginning for all

 

Chorus:

Let us celebrate this moment

A brand new day awaits

Let us reach our for our dreams out there

Moments of magic we will share

 

Let us celebrate this moment

A brand new day awaits

We'll always be a city of friends

Time will bring for us to share

Moments of magic

 

Time brings new hopes for us to move on

There's more to treasure as we go on

The world is our stage

Let us find a way

Moving into a different time

Where horizon shines

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One People, One Nation, One Singapore

 

We've built a nation with our hands,

The toil of people, from a dozen lands

Strangers when we first began

Now we're Singaporeans

Let's reach out, for Singapore,

Join our hands forevermore

Chorus:

One people, one nation, one Singapore,

That's the way that we will be forevermore

Every creed and ever race

Has its role and has its place

One people, one nation, one Singapore

And when the time comes for the test,

Our vigilance will never rest

We'll be united hand in hand

We'll show the world just where we stand

And reach out for Singapore,

Join our hands forevermore

(repeat chorus)

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Shine On Me

(Sung by Jai)

 

The moment when I was born

Into this world, into my home

I recall when I was young

Stars and Crescent shine on me

 

In my hear lies my homeland

I share this joy with my families and friends

Let our strength build on and on

Reaching out to the world

 

Chorus:

Stars and Crescent shine on me

Make us more than what we can be

All our dreams come true

As we all grow stronger

 

Stars and Crescent shine on me

Turning our hopes into reality

For we will always be

Shining as one

 

Let our hopes lead us afar

Into the world, to be the best

There's so much to reach out for

Stars and Crescent shining on

 

In my heart lies my homeland

I share this joy with families and friends

Stepping out into a New World

As we make our choices

 Top

 

Sing You Way Home

 

Sing your way home,

At the close of the day

Sing your way home,

Drive the shadows away

Smile every mile

For wherever you roam

It will brighten your road

It will lighten your load

If you sing your way home

(This song is likely not a local composition, but it's been sung during some national day celebrations in schools)

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Singapore Town

 

You could take a little trip around Singapore town

In a Singapore city bus

To see Collyer Quay and Raffles Place

The Esplanade and all of us

Chorus:

Because in Singapore, Singapore

There hearts are big and wide you'll find

Because in Singapore, Singapore

You'll find happiness for everyone.

Let's go down to the riverside

It's an unforgettable sight

To see the sunrise on a faraway isle

Turning darkness into light

(chorus)

The buildings are climbing

All the way to the sky

And there's a hundred other people

Who are striving

For people like you and I

(chorus twice)

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Singapura, Sunny Island

 

Singapura, Oh Singapura,

Sunny island set in the sea,

Singapura, Oh Singapura,

Pretty flowers bloom for you and me.

Come along join the song in merry singing

Blend our voices, join in the chorus.

Singapura, Oh Singapura,

Pretty flowers bloom for you and me.

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Spirit of Singapore

 

* Chorus:

Spirit of Singapore

Spirit of Singapore

Cheerful and warm as the friendly sun

Shining all day long

Spirit of Singapore

Spirit of Singapore

Sugar and Spice, all that is nice

That is the spirit of Singapore

Evergreen melodies spin along

All day long,

All night long

They swing around like playful sprout

Teasing the silvery moon

Wonderful way to the misty East

Magic East, instant East

Lovely maiden dance with glee

Teasing the silvery moon

Top

 

Stand Up for Singapore

 

Stand up for Singapore

Do the best you can

Reach out for your fellow men,

You've got to make a stand

Recognize you can play your part

Let it come right from your heart

Be prepared to give a little more

Stand up, stand up for Singapore

Stand up for Singapore

Do it with a smile

If you stand up for Singapore

You'll find it all worthwhile

Believe in yourself

You've got something to share;

So show us all you really care

Be prepare to give a little more

Stand up, stand up for Singapore

Singapore our home and nation

Together with determination

Join in like we've never done before

Stand up, stand up for Singapore

Stand up, stand up for Singapore

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The Best That We Can Be

 

We're starting today

At work and at play

I'm gonna put my heart in it

Get better every day

Whatever I do

I'll try to excel

I'm gonna work real hard,

Make sure my job's done well

I'm gonna reach out every day

For quality

And know I'm doing my best

To be the best that I can be

Start spreading the word

Tell all that you see

We're gonna reach out every day

For quality

And know we're doing our best

To be the best that we can be

The best that we can be (till fade)

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There's A Part For Everyone

 

There's a part for everyone

In this land that we belong,

There's a part for one and all,

To keep the peace we want

Though not all will carry arms,

To help defend our land,

We must all do what we can

Together hand in hand.

Chorus:

Put your heart, your mind, your skill

To our defence

Put your heart, your mind, your skill

To our defence

Put your art, your work, and will

To the defence of Singapore,

Put your heart, your mind, your skill

To our defence.

We have sailors, we have airmen

We have soldiers brave and good men,

Trained and ready, strong and steady,

Help them all to help us all;

There's a part for everyone

In the course we're set upon;

Work together with a will

And we'll do what must be done

(repeat chorus)

Put your heart, your mind, your skill

To our defence.

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This is my Land

 

This is my land

And island where I wander free

Land of my birth

Where my heart longs to be

Her friendly shores

Welcomed our fathers long ago

My spirits soar as

Strength to strength I watch her grow

Chorus:

Arise, Awake,

Our land is calling strong and clear

We will defend the isle we hold so dear

We all belong to this nation so brave and strong

This is our land

O Singapore,

We love you so

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This is Our Country

 

This is our country, and island land

Our cause is freedom, and the rights of man

Our many races, our many creeds

A youthful nation, with minds to feed

Land of our fathers, given to us

All who have served you in love and trust

While we are young and life is free

We have to learn what others teach

This is our future, our liberty

We face the challenge for all to see

This is our country of Singapore

The sun is shining on her golden shore

Top

 

This Land Called Singapore

 

As one people we all will be

Joining our hearts in unity

With one mighty spirit of love and peace

We'll continue to live in harmony

Let us put our differences aside

If a crisis should break out nationwide

We'll all come together

Be ready to serve

Giving all, standing tall,

Proving our worth

Singapore

We've come so far

With God's mercy and grace

Singapore

A nation strong in many ways

Singapore

To you we give our best

Blessed are we

In this land called Singapore

Let's pray for our leaders

Who watch over us

God will surely guide them

We all must rust

As we strive to reach our goal,

Serving our country with heart and soul

As one people of Singapore

Sharing the values that will endure

Working with a spirit of humility

Together we will shape our destiny

Singapore

We've come so far

With God's mercy and grace

Singapore

A nation strong in many ways

Singapore

To you we give our best

Blessed are we

In this land called Singapore

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Together

(Sung by Evelyn Tan)

 

Let us be together

Aspire to achieve

No matter what, no matter when

Working hand in hand

 

Let us go the distance

Reach for goals that shine

Creating our future

With everyone in mind

 

Together we make a difference

One voice, one destiny

We remain undivided

Our hearts in harmony

 

Together we make a difference

Our friends, our families

We will share a special dream

Together we feel the Singapore heartbeat

 

Let us find in our strides

New strength to go on by

Nothing is ever easy

We have to hold on and strive

 

Let us never be afraid

If we have to change our ways

Through the years we'll always stay

One in every way

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Undaunted

 

Here we live together

With mem'ries far and near

Through the years calm and stormy

We shaped our destiny

It was rough at the start

We were tough mind and heart

We stood the test on our own

From strength to strength we've grown

From strength to strength we've grown

With our spirit undaunted

More than ever we will try

To be the best we ever can be

For us and posterity

Day by day, year by year

Together we steer

With drive and unity

Our vision we'll achieve

EXCELLENCE FOR SINGAPORE!

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We Are Singapore

 

There was a time when people said

That Singapore won't make it

But we did

There was a time when troubles

Seemed too much for us to take

But we did

We built a nation

Strong and free

Reaching out together

For peace and harmony

*This is my country

This is my flag, this is my future

This is my life, this is my family,

These are my friends,

We are Singapore, Singaporeans

Singapore, our homeland

It's here that we belong

All of us united

One people marching on

We've come so far together

Our common destiny

Singapore forever

A nation strong a free*

(repeat*)

(Spoken Pledge)

(Sung)

We the citizens of Singapore,

Pledge ourselves as one united people

Regardless of race,

Language or religion

To build a democratic society

Based on justice and equality

So as to achieve happiness

Prosperity and progress

For our nation

Chorus:

We are Singapore

We are Singapore

We will stand together

Hear the lion roar

 

We are Singapore

We are Singapore

We're a nation

Strong and free forever more

(repeat chorus twice)

This is my country,

This is my flag, this is my future

This is my life, this is my family,

These are my friends,

We are Singapore, Singaporeans

We are Singapore, Singaporeans!

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Where I Belong

(Sung by Tanya Chua)

Morning comes around and I

Can't wait to see my sunny island

In its glorious greenery

Whether rain or shine, it's still beautiful

Bright lights shine on the streets at night

Guiding me closer to home

To a place where I'll be safe and warm

Where I belong

 

Friends and families by my side

Seeing me through as I grow and learn

Every day's experience

Bitter, sweet or sour, they are still wonderful

They'll be kept close to my heart

And no matter where I am

I will always know

Where I belong

 

Where I belong

Where I keep my heart and soul

Where dreams come true for us

Where we walk together hand in hand

Towards a future so bright

 

Where I belong

Where I keep my heart and soul

Where we are one big family

I want the whole world to know

I want to shout it out loud

That this is where I know I belong

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We Will Get There

(Sung by Stefanie Sun)

Remember the days, we set out together with faith?

Remember the times, so fine, when we thought that

Nothing could stand in our way?

Then things weren't the same

the life that we knew had to change

We've struggled through, the darkest storms

We thought we couldn't tame

Together we've tried, as we stood side by side

I knew we'd build a new world

A world of hope for ever after

 

Deep in my heard I just know

Right from the start we will grow

Look where we are, we've come so far

And there's still a long long way to go

With all my heart, I will care

I'll play my part, I will share

With family and friends, together we'll stand

And in the end, hand in hand

We will get there

 

So now we begin

Working together to win

Believe in trust, it must

Be possible to overcome anything

There's so much to do

There's so much we can contribute

By sharing just a little love

We will start again anew

So why don't we try?

If we stand side by side

I know we'll build a new world

A world of hope for ever after

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