We Are Singapore (edited version of 1987 NDP Song)

The below is an edited version of the 1987 National Day song, We are Singapore. You can see the actual lyrics after the edited version.

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 you to take, so you repress
You built a nation, it’s not really free, clamping down on us together
Just to make money

This is my country, why I am flagged?
Where is my future, where is my life?
I want higher salary, lower my rents
Please don’t inundate us with more of your beliefs

Singapore our homeland, why can’t we get along?
All of us feel slighted, one people complaining on
All we want is to be respected, to live our destiny
PAP please remember, our yearning to be free

You want to make money, you want to be rich
You want to have security, in case we fail
But we don’t believe you, we think we’ve been fooled
Can you do something, to make us trust you soon?

We the citizens of Singapore
Hope the government will return us some of our money
Especially for health, housing and education
To live in a more relaxed society
Based on respecting our sanity
So as to really live with happiness
More affordability and sensitivity for our circumstances

You can still fix this, with sincerity
Put your fears aside and join us in parity
We can still make peace, with trust and honesty
Treat us with decency and we’ll help you with productivity

We can still believe, to hope for unity
We can think positive and constructively
We can create possibilities, when we share a common dream
With passion and compassion, we’ll own our destiny

You have to be daring, to do what’s right
We have to be open, to know your stance
You have to be sincere, so we can trust
We can start anew, to find out happiness

We are Singapore, Singaporeans

*****

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 and free

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 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

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 forevermore

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 forevermore

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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