Newsies Original Broadway Cast - The World Will Know Lyrics




[Jack Kelly:]
Pulitzer and Hearst, they think we're nothin'
Are we nothin'?

[Newsies:]
No!

[Jack:]
Pulitzer and Hearst, they think they got us
Do they got us?

[Newsies:]
No!

[Jack:]
Even though we ain't got hats or badges
We're a union just by sayin' so...
And the world will know!

What's it gonna take to stop the wagons?
Are we ready?

[Newsies:]
Yeah!

[Jack:]
What's it gonna take to stop the scabbers?
Can we do it?

[Newsies:]
Yeah!

[Jack:]
We'll do what we gotta do until we
Break the will of mighty Bill and Joe...

[Newsies:]
And the world will know!
And the journal too!

[Jack & Davey:]
Mr. Hearst and Pulitzer, have we got news for you!

[Newsies:]
See, the world don't know
But they're gonna pay

[Jack & Davey:]
'Stead of Hawkin' headlines we'll be makin' 'em today

[Newsies:]
And our ranks will grow

[Crutchie:]
And we'll kick their rear!

[Newsies:]
And the world will know that we've been here!

[Jack:]
When the circulation bell starts ringin'
Will we hear it?

[Newsies:]
No!

[Jack:]
What if the Delancys come out swingin'
Will we hear it?

[Newsies:]
No!
When you got a hundred voices singin'
Who can hear a lousy whistle blow?

And the world will know!
That this ain't no game
That we got a ton of rotten fruit and perfect aim

So they gave their word?
Well it ain't worth beans!
Now they gonna see what
"Stop the presses" really means

And the old will weep
And go back to sleep
Now we got no choice but to see it through...

[Race:]
And we found our voice

[Newsie:]
And I lost my shoe!

[Newsies:]
And the world will
Yeah!

[Jack:]
Pulitzer may own the world, but he don't own us

[Newsies:]
Pulitzer may own the world, but he don't own us!

[Jack:]
Pulitizer may crack the whip, but he won't whip us

[Newsies:]
Pulitzer may crack the whip, but he won't whip us!

And the world will know
We been keepin' score
Either they gives us our rights or we gives them a war

We've been down too long
And we paid our dues

[Crutchie:]
And the things we do today will be tomorrow's news

[Newsies:]
And the die is cast
And the torch is passed
And the roar will rise
-From the streets below
-And our ranks will grow
-And grow
-And grow
And so the world will feel the fire and finally know!

Pulitzer may own the world, but he don't own us!

[Jack:]
Pulitzer may own the world, but he don't own us!

[Newsies:]
Pulitzer may crack the whip, but he won't whip us!

[Jack:]
Pulitzer may crack the whip, but he won't whip us!

[Newsies:]
So the world says no?
Well the kids do too
Try to walk all over us
We'll stomp all over you

[Crutchie:]
Can they kick us out?
Take away our vote?

[Newsies:]
Will we let them stuff this crock o' garbage
Down our throat? no!

Everyday we wait
Is a day we lose
And this ain't for fun
And it ain't for show
And we'll fight 'em toe to toe to toe and Joe
Your world will feel the fire and finally (finally) know!





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Newsies Original Broadway Cast The World Will Know Comments
  1. Danara De Jong

    Me: **needs to write a book report for school** meh let's just half-ass it Idec tbh


    Me: **Puts on Newsies**
    This song: **comes on**
    Me: **suddenly filled with motivation and rage**

  2. FunnyAnimates

    This is what every YouTube creator will sing when COPPA happens

  3. Pastel Pawz

    i came here to find fellow newsies fans

  4. Melissa Jones

    I had this stuck in my head during my math test and I wanted to stand up and shout STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE

  5. Amber Rizzi

    Those last lines.... give me chills every time!

    "Every day we wait,
    Is a day we lose!
    And this ain't for fun!
    And it ain't for show!
    And we'll fight 'em toe-to-toe-to-toe.

    And, Joe, your World will feel the fire and finally,
    FINALLY KNOW!"

  6. Glowing Phoenix

    This song screams “Ok Boomer“, I love it so much

  7. Evin Blaner- Class of 2024

    YOUR ALL WEARING HATS WDYM

  8. Malachite132

    I WAS PULITZER

  9. Tierney Leathers

    Pulitzer is that one teacher that thinks giving more4 homework will help people learn

  10. Chloe Yates

    ThAts 💯sOme GOaaAAD ShiT 😤 MMmMmM yEs👍 THIS iS Some GoOD SHitT hhHhHHHHUUUGGG💯 AmaZInG👌 Good ShieT

  11. 3 Wolfs

    And the world will know

  12. Lorelei T {The musical}

    I'm living for these harmonies

  13. Adrianna Parra

    I’m doing the play for school

  14. MegaFriendlyCreeper

    The harmonies at the end... *bruhhhhhhhhhhh*

  15. Gaming_ LGM

    “We have tons of rotten fruit and perfect aim!”

    Hamilton: Aw crap.

  16. Unimportant Human

    2019? Anyone still addicted to newsies?




    Just me? Okay-

    Life Is Good

    I will always love this musical have you ever seen it in person because I have twice at Village Theatre I saw it on January 5th 2018 and I saw it again in February 3rd and Joey Barreiro reprised his role as Jack an do got to meet him and he was super nice and in December I'm going to see a local High School production of Newsies and in August 2020 Village Theatre is doing Newsies again and I'm going to see it again so that's a total of 4 times for me I'm so pumped and my dream is to do Newsies as our High School Musical for my Senior Year next year because Jack Kelly is my dream role and Newsies is my dream musical and have you ever been in the show and please reply

    Zoe Slater

    Me toooooo

    Unimportant Human

    Life Is Good I have seen it in person before though it was quite a few years ago ^^’ honestly an amazing musical all round

    Life Is Good

    @Unimportant Human awesome what cast did you see? Was it when the show was on Tour?

  17. Damian Sweeney

    The newsies are the best and this was a real life event in histiory

  18. kattomboii

    This song gives me serious motivational vibes. It makes me wanna go out and actually do stuff.

  19. Majestic Mary

    WELL IT AIN'T WORTH BEANS

  20. Olivia Kastler

    "Instead of harkin' headlines we'll be makin' 'em today"

    THAT HARMONY THOUGH 😍👌

  21. Harper Walker

    Im think im going insane because of this song
    so basically im listening to the whole playlist while writting a book
    it went like this
    my computer: Gail was running faster then she had ever run
    Me: **puts on song**
    My computer: gail was trying to get away NO........AND THE WORLD WILL KNOW

  22. Tony Hammer

    Idk how to start this off so I'll get to the point. My school has 3 choirs, honors choir, a chior thats all girls, then theres my group musical theater chorus or MTC. Any way for some reason MTC has the reputation of being the lesser or the 3 but anyway i want to get my class to sing this partly because i love newsies but also to show the school and the other choirs that were just as good as them.

  23. The and Peggy of the group

    waitwait are they talking about the world or The World

  24. Mateu Espinos

    We got a ton of rotten fruit and perfect aim, gets me every time

  25. MadUnicorn 45

    2:26 best part

  26. Queen

    So a summer program I do (Footlights if you know it) recently did this and god dammit there are 3 songs I cant stop listening to.

  27. Sarah Winzer

    Shoe, singular. just one

  28. Angel Of Shadow

    my choir teacher has us preform songs from a different musical every year. hes done wicked and hamilton and phantom and we did les miz this year. anyway, my friends and i are trying to convince him to do newsies this year!!!

  29. Clubbingclown

    This is my first time litsening to this and it gives me such a powerful energy cuz Pulitzer was the role my ex had when I dumped him

  30. TheWonderfulBoxman

    This and Seize the Day are masterpieces.

  31. emily broven

    I LOST MY SHOE

  32. Abby is Obsessed with musicals

    I CANT LIVE WITHOUT LISTENING THIS SONG DAILY

  33. Darth Revan

    Pulitzer: I’ll raise the newsie price!

    Newsies: Hold our beer *grabs rotten fruit* Try this on for size Pulitzer.

  34. katie wetherbee

    THEY TOOK NEWSIES OFF OF NETFLIX IM SO MAD!!!!

  35. Seamus Burke

    The only problem I have with this, is the fact that no one sounds furious. Think about it: The Newsies are taking action, and the words of the song fit, but the energy doesn't. If you ask me, the filmed version is better. Not the movie, but the live filmed one.

  36. Katelyn W.

    I cant sing this in an angrier tone

  37. Lexi lol

    “AND I LOST A SHOE”
    I SCREAMED

  38. KId Chef

    And we’ll kick their reeeeeeeer

  39. TheTechCguy

    I feel the justice and righteousness from this song. Good!!

  40. Bella Schnepp

    And I lost my shoe! 2:00 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  41. weea smath

    So my cousin was in this play in her high school and the very end of this song was so freaking powerful like it made my hairs stand up.

  42. Bella Haycraft

    Better in person!

  43. Wendy Boer

    When you have to go to the bathroom
    And the world will know

  44. Heather Schmidke

    What if Racetrack sang this
    🎵The Woild will know🎶

  45. Tess-m31

    I love This one so much

  46. Everything Disney

    By accident I I turned it up to full volume with headphones in sooooo........

  47. Rosalynn Turner

    love the Newsies

  48. Musical Trash

    Is it bad that I keep getting AOT opening vibes from some of these songs?!

  49. Theodicist Eddie

    Socialist anthem

  50. Gabriella Ragozzino

    everyone: *is mad at pulitzer*
    bunsen: well as long as i’m not getting in trouble...

  51. Heather Schmidke

    Am I the only one that thinks that this is a better motivation song than the pirates of the Caribbean theme song?

  52. lachlan4443

    awesome this is a great song
    !!!!!!

  53. Drayke 06

    I'm doing Newsies right now

  54. Amelia Cox

    i love the way crutchie talks in this song

  55. Ally McDaniel

    Ok am I the only one who just realized the lyric the world will know has two meanings because the world is also the name of the paper but they also mean everyone will know how bad they are treated and everything.

  56. Alyssa Winter

    do do do do do do do do do Hide Nadigchka

  57. Colin Baar

    protest is the right thing to do.

  58. concern

    Favorite part 0:00-4:09

  59. K.C King

    I’m doing a play on this

  60. Dear Theatrekid

    I’m listening to music in bed and whenever an aggressive show number like this one comes on I just feel my heart starting to beat a little faster and I‘m absolutely sure you will never sleep because I gotta start the strike or revolution!

  61. Nubby Wizard

    I watched this on my phone before school then later in the middle of Math class something turned my phone on and it started playing FULL VOLUME. It scared the living crap out of everybody.

    snitchel

    I bet I wouldve been the only one to not freak out and start singing along at full volume

  62. Gwenyth

    Pulitzer and Hearst
    They think we're nothin'
    Are we nothin'?

    No!

    Pulitzer and Hearst
    They think they got us
    Do they got us?

    No!

    Even though we ain't got hats or badges
    We're a union just by sayin'so
    And "The World" will know!
    What's it gonna take to stop the wagons?
    Are we ready?

    Yeah!

    What's it gonna take to stop the scabbers?
    Can we do it?

    Yeah!

    We'll do what we gotta do
    Until we break the will of mighty Bill and Joe

    And "The World" will know
    And "The Journal" too
    Mister Hearst and Pulitzer
    Have we got news for you

    See the world don't know
    What they gonna pay
    Stead of hawkin' headlines

    We'll be makin' 'em today

    And our ranks will grow
    And we'll kick their rear

    And "The World" will know
    That we been here

    When the circulation bell starts ringin'

    Will we hear it?
    No!

    What if the Delanceys come out swingin'
    Will we hear it?

    No!
    When you got a hundred voices singin'
    Who can hear a lousy whistle blow?
    And "The World" will know
    That this ain't no game
    That we got a ton of rotten fruit and perfect aim
    So they gave their word
    Well it ain't worth beans
    Now they're gonna see
    What "stop the presses" really means
    And the old will weep
    And go back to sleep
    And we got no choice but to see it through

    And we've found our boys

    And I lost my shoe
    And "The World" will
    Yeah
    Pulitzer may own "The World" but he don't own us!
    Pulitzer may own "The World" but he don't own us!
    Pulitzer may crack the whip but he won't whip us!
    Pulitzer may crack the whip but he won't whip us!
    And "The World" will know
    We been keepin' score
    Either they gives us our rights or we gives them a war
    We been down to low
    And we payed our dues
    And the things we do today will be tomorrow's news
    When the dye is cast
    And the torches passed
    And the roar will rise
    And the streets will grow
    And our ranks will grow and grow and grow and so
    "The World" will feel the fire
    And finally know!

  63. Ellie Rose

    This song is so incredibly moving and powerful. Jack’s voice when he responds with “Pulitzer may crack the whip but he won’t whip us” is heartbreaking.

  64. Celticsorcerer 1

    Man, now I wanna kick some ass.

  65. Everything Disney

    When I hear this song I think of my school. Especially when Jack says "when the circulation bell starts ringing" it reminds me of how we are just expected to walk straight from class to class when the bell rings every day with no breaks. I might on the last day of 8th grade make a dance and we'll all burst out in song. The world will know about us and what's happening to kids in public schools!

  66. cailin

    do you hear the people sing...

  67. Alex Gaskarth's Eyebrows

    It's great now, it's so much better in the musical. Love this song, love the whole production. NEWSIES FOREVER

  68. Lydia Van Kley

    Listening to this in Spanish because my Spanish grammar is about this good...

  69. tommy telgenhoff

    this song is my life in a nutshell

  70. Reece Fallon

    This song makes me so happy it’s so powerful I can’t ❤️

  71. Ashley sup

    When they say "the world" will know do they mean the planet or the newspaper???!!!

  72. BigGayBabe

    The subtle drums in the background make this all the better.

  73. Fandom Music Videos :3

    THIS IS SUCH A HYPE SONG

  74. Fandom • ish

    (I'm sure most of the fandom noticed this already, but who cares,I just wanted to note how genius these lyrics are)
    So the line: "And the world will know. And the journal too" has 2 very clever meanings. The first one is obvious: The world and the paper will know. But, fun fact: The World was the paper owned by Pulitzer, and the Journal was owned by Hearst. So it also means that both the papers will know.

  75. Film Fanatics

    So like this song can also connect to people segregated and discriminated against for other reasons (ex: homophobia, sexism, racism)

  76. MylifeasSydney

    I’m School is doing this play and when drama teacher says if you are back stage you sing to give song more energy.
    I’m like YAY!!!😃🙃🙂😁😆 at first I did not want to do this musical but now I exited to do it. The ensemble can sing back stage to the songs I’m not in.

  77. Fandom • ish

    220 dislikes? I never knew Pulitzer and Hearst had so many accounts!

  78. Josie Casalino

    DOING THIS FOR IN SCHOOL FOR THE PLAY YAAAAAASSSSSSS

    Jordan Moreno

    Josie Casalino GOODLUCK

    Sam Maitland

    Nice. Remember "Courage cannot erase our fears; Courage is when we face our fears."

  79. Grace W

    *chillssssss*

  80. Kam B

    Original is so much better imo..

    Brenna.taco

    Kam B this is the original though?

  81. Miriam Boland

    The song for the Players Club of Swarthmore REVOLUTION!
    Heads need to roll it would appear! Come the revolution!

  82. OTAKUGIRL55

    *SO THE WORLD SAYS NO! WELL THE KIDS DO, TOO! TRY TO WALK ALL OVER US, WE'LL STOMP ALL OVER YOU!*

  83. dilly willy

    jesus Pulitzer you didn't have to make 216 accounts just to dislike the video

    The Prince Of Cats

    107 of those are probably Hearst's

  84. BramyCrazy

    I join stage productions my school puts on, not because I actually like them but because I just like theatre. This year, they are doing newsies. For the first time ever im gonna be in a musical I've actually loved before even trying out for it.

  85. BramyCrazy

    My friends: newsies is so good, you should watch it!
    Me: k whatever
    Me: *finally watches it after a month or so*
    Also me: *hears this song and transcends* 😢😭😂WHY DID I EVER DOUBT THEM

  86. Cool Fraser: Gaming and Adventures

    Newsies on Broadway

  87. Morgan Kantor

    Me: Singing the song loudly and powerful
    Sister: Stop singing it's annoying
    Me: The Newsise fought for rights and sang powerful when every they wanted apreatiiate them they changed the world so if they can win a strike I can sing a song deal with it.

  88. Lilly Sanchez

    They say, "We don't have hats or badges." They all wear hats

  89. That_one_weeb_UwU

    Ok ok I just have to say that I am totally hooked on this seriously 😐😍😍😅

  90. tera boo

    DAMN. This and Once and For All are so fricking powerful.

  91. Logan Steinbach

    right now I'm just dancing to the music

  92. Logan Steinbach

    this is probably my favorite newbie song. by the way this also my favorite musical its so good u don't even realize its a musical!

  93. Logan Steinbach

    "AND WILL KICK THEIR REAR!" #GOCRUTCHIE4LIFE!