Rush - Half The World Lyrics




Half the world hates
What half the world does every day
Half the world waits
While half gets on with it anyway

Half the world lives
Half the world makes
Half the world gives
While the other half takes

Half the world is
Half the world was
Half the world thinks
While the other half does

Half the world talks
With half a mind on what they say
Half the world walks
With half a mind to run away

Half the world lies
Half the world learns
Half the world flies
As half the world turns

Half the world cries
Half the world laughs
Half the world tries
To be the other half

Half of us divided
Like a torn-up photograph
Half of us are trying
To reach the other half

Half the world cares
While half the world is wasting the day
Half the world shares
While half the world is stealing away





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  1. luis arrieche

    R.I.P.........NEIL PEART....!!!

  2. JamesQMurphy

    RIP Neil Peart. Amazing drummer, brilliant lyricist.

  3. china type2 bass rocker

    I wish I sounded this good left handed.

  4. alwrig

    Solid percussion from Neil! RIP, Professor...

  5. brunojstella

    Geddy's voice is awesome on this album. Test for Echo is always my first pick to introduce Rush do someone.

    Mike Grant

    Never a thumbs down! Hold your fire!

    brunojstella

    @Mike Grant which album you will suggest for a first listen?

  6. Sheercashmere

    Always always always in sync with one another!! They are my true love!!!!!

  7. Mike Grant

    Rush did thier one perfect pop song and it might catch on in 80 more years

  8. Vanessa De Bernardi

    Conheço o grupo Rush desde 1984 sempre gostei muito de todas as músicas.

  9. Sheercashmere

    ⭐️True Rush story⭐️
    Did you guys know that Geddy’s true name is “Gary” but became “Geddy” bcuz that is the only way his grandmother could pronounce “Gary”❓

    Tim Golden

    It was the was his Mother said Gary

  10. Sheercashmere

    Geddy looking fine AF‼️

  11. Gary Goodwin

    THE 24 who put a thumbs down on this song are numbskulls....

  12. Nojan Shariff

    WOW.....One of the best & Powerful songs of RUSH...MARVELOUS....THANX FOR SHARING...

  13. Aschule

    Every great song I listen to on YouTube regardless of who or what it is someone feels like they're paying the band or artist credit by saying how underrated the song is or they are, underrated is the most misused incorrect comment on here more often than not and more often than not "not true" at all, the dictionary definition of underrated is —verb (used with object),
    un·der·rat·ed, un·der·rat·ing.
    to rate or evaluate too low; underestimate. And more often than not when there's a thousand positive comments and the very well known act sold a few hundred thousand copies of the album I'm not thinking of that as "underrated" sorry to go on but it seems I can't watch anything on here regardless without multiple people mentioning how "underrated it is"😁

  14. Sweet Sound

    It fits into Neil's character to be on the other side of the fence of Geddy & Alex. Always such a loner. tons of love and respect for that man.

  15. Timothy Midgett

    A song that should played daily on all of the many rock stations. Fu$# modern day "music"

  16. David 1167

    We are fortunate to have rush in at least half our world.

  17. Greg Voloshen

    RUUUUUUSSSSHHH!!!

  18. hailey gamel

    This is so much better than modern music it's amazing how much our music changes through the years

  19. Todd Everett

    Test For Echo is 1 of the Most Under Rated Rush Albums and 1 of My Favorite of the 90s Rush

  20. theWhitestnerdEver

    I don’t care what people say! Test For Echo is an awesome album!

  21. Matt Videan

    I met Geddy Lee 12/18 never forget ❤🙏

    Mike Grant

    Lucky dude

  22. Garryd Hintz

    Cool seeing a bass icon reversed like he's lefty like I am.

  23. Leonard Willit

    🌎🎸🎼🎸🌎🎼🎸🌎

  24. Leonard Willit

    Meanwhile at the hall of Alex Getty and Neil

  25. Leonard Willit

    Half the Leonard half the Willard half the Jonathan

  26. Rob Havens

    Very underrated album. there are some killer tunes on that one

    Tim Golden

    Some of their best work

  27. frank GFish21 ferrante

    Half the world hates
    What half the world does every day
    Half the world waits
    While half gets on with it anyway
    Half the world lives
    Half the world makes
    Half the world gives
    While the other half takes
    Half the world is
    Half the world was
    Half the world thinks
    While the other half does
    Half the world talks
    With half a mind on what they say
    Half the world walks
    With half a mind to run away
    Half the world lies
    Half the world learns
    Half the world flies
    As half the world turns
    Half the world cries
    Half the world laughs
    Half the world tries
    To be the other half
    Half of us divided Like a torn-up photograph, Half of us are
    Trying To reach the other half
    Half the world cares
    While half the world is wasting the day
    Half the world shares
    While half the world is stealing away
    Songwriters: Alex Zivojinovich / Gary Lee Weinrib / Neil Elwood Peart

  28. Ross Marvin

    I think I need to go back and re-listen to all the RUSH albums during my heavy drug years. I totally can't/don't remember this song.

    Paul Cherry

    Stunning stuff!

    Mike Grant

    It is bout the last one i remember. Lost my race to rats! I am el gato you rats are about to pay! Just like flash gordon when they tried to reprogram gen zarkov. Thank you jesus!

  29. neil harris

    as a rush fan this is an awful lack luster effort. terrible time 4 them.

  30. Janell Kerr

    I love, love these guys. They rock my heart out!

  31. Rob Cabrera

    I like this song ,hafe the the world true ...

  32. TemplesOfSyrix

    I enjoy the beat but the lyrics are garbage

  33. Vanessa Lira

    Amazing❤️❤️

  34. stevedrums

    Such an under-rated song. beautifully constructed. 3 + minutes of great pop sensibility. Wish they'd have played this a little longer than just the T4E Tour.

  35. Rob Cirice

    So much great music they have given the world

  36. Christopher U.S. Smith

    Dislike for the horizontal flipping. :(

    matt k

    It had to be flipped or else the video would be taken down for copyright reasons.

  37. James Storey

    Best band in all of history. This song proves it.

    Mike Grant

    I could not even pivk top 50 favs!

  38. Claude Ciancio

    Lifeson adds so much color and character to everything...2:42 and 3:33. No one else makes musical/sonic choices like he does.

    Mike Grant

    Comes from the heart! Complete choice

  39. Ralph Duval

    Superb!

  40. Chris Carey

    Memories.

  41. Christopher Bradley

    Like many of their songs, more appropriate for the times 20 years later than when it was written!

    Dave Stianson

    And the more time that passes, it becomes more true. Anthem is a perfect example.

  42. JF D rail

    And then Peart is playing upside down lol

  43. Christian Alan Wilson

    Is it just me, or does the intro and some parts of the video have a definite Fallout kind of theme going on?

  44. M.R. Bane

    trumps wall....

  45. nelly691000

    if the world was halfway to understand anything we wouldn't have so much bullshit from the media, quit this bs please, russian nukes, chinesse nukes, yet the big fucking asteroid doesn't kill us. fuck you media!

  46. F & D Bela

    I noticed the left hand playing instantly but thought it a style of the video which gave it a cool, creepy look ... especially in Driven. I don't understand why this would avoid infringement or why RUSH would care. it's YouTube and their videos are few and far between.

  47. Mike Mansfield

    this classic video , reminds me of DEVO's , Beautiful World video classic , posted by jteglund

  48. Rushoholic

    I like this tune,definitely 1 of their best.

  49. Agslions

    WOW... even switching to playing left-handed, they still sound better than any other band out there!

    Gregory Price

    Agslions lol!!!!!

    0wl

    No wonder why that guy was holding a sign that said "ETAH" (<->) "HATE"

    Sheercashmere

    Agslions
    And you KNOW THIS‼️
    For all the music which they have graced us with that we have driven listening to, taken showers with them blasting through each droplet of water, let me add this about powerhouse, Rush...



    BRAVO, BRAVO ‼️👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    Sheercashmere

    davidly
    BRAVO 👏🏾 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾‼️

    Mike Grant

    Crap dude i was just trippin in that!

  50. Hal Kits

    why backward? why?

    Agslions

    +spiralarray1969 - YouTube would take it down... it's just a way to get around that.

    Tommy Mcgoldrick

    Hal Kits ithinkithastodowithhalftheworldgoingonewaywhiletheotherhalfisgoingtheothrrwaytruecounterparts

  51. BG Gunny

    totally most favorite song of all time!

    Mike Grant

    One of mine also

  52. jaco1458

    Why is everyone playing left handed???????

    Pedro

    because actually they are all left handed mongrels in real life but have been fooling people for decades

    In the year 1230 A.D.

    The video was put backwards so YouTube doesn't copyright it.

  53. Andy Tatum

    why is the video backwards?

    RSmith2112

    +Andy Tatum To avoid it getting taken down

  54. Jamie Warrior Warlord McCallum

    great song awesome music video from canada's best rock band rush. a well written song too from the professor. #rusharerockgods  

  55. NijuGMD

    The image is mirrored in order not to get the video deleted due to copyright infridgement. Notice the sign - it says "THE HALF" backwards.

    AllisterCooper2008

    @Macdom Good to see them play left handed for a change :). I'm a lefty when it comes to music. Fact: Jimi Hendrix wrote with his right hand and played guitar with his left hand. Peace always! RIP, Mitch Mitchell!

  56. David 1167

    wow took to long but finally noticed there playing south paw!  Coincides with all the signs reading backwards.  Perhaps Neil is touching on the subject of reflections again?

  57. Jeff Alger

    Rush is another of my favorite band

    Jeff Alger

    The Who & Rush my two top favorite bands

    AllisterCooper2008

    @Jeff Alger Mine are still the Beatles and prolly... some heavy metal band :).

    The Stuport

    +Jeff Alger RUSH my #1...the rest of my favorites all know their rolls and line up accordingly!! LOL...Cheers Bruddah

    The Stuport

    +Jeff Alger RUSH my #1...the rest of favorites all know their rolls and line up accordingly!! LOL...Cheers Bruddah

  58. Cole Thomas

    rush is so great

  59. Douglas Lopes

    1 of my fav Rush tunes!

  60. Kevin Tate

    I kinda noticed they are playing left handed as well. I think you guys are right that they are playing as the "other half" good stuff..

    NijuGMD

    They are not playing left handed. The image is mirrored in order not to get the video deleted due to copyright infridgement. Notice the sign - it says "THE HALF" backwards.

  61. Carlos Quiroga

    CARLOOOS81 el video esta Invertido, hacele una imagen mirror para que el video este normal como tiene que ser

  62. RetepBocaj42

    Is the video supposed to be backwards?

    Captain Pie Fox

    RetepBocaj42 yes. To avoid copyright infringement

  63. Max T

    oh no I was talking about the Godin, but thanks.

  64. 62meic

    The solo is his mandola.

  65. beatervanman

    meee to wondering why they appear as lefties....is the other half...as we know it...the other half.....I too am confused...babay face does a vid...sorry for the stupid things....he is a true lefty...but plays a right hand stringed acustic...it is upside down..it's a live version...by regsfile...check out a man...doin itupside down.....

  66. Bill Griffin

    Awesome! I've never seen this video before.

  67. Alvaro Larrain

    Gran Tema!!

  68. Renato 'Timbó' Dias Machado

    Wrong. Video is reversed, Geddy and Lerxst are not lefties.

  69. Brian Pickles

    it's the point of the song, saying how the western and eastern hemispheres are so different from one another

  70. turbodeeznuts

    Is this video supposed to be reversed?

  71. Max T

    What guitar is alex usig besides the sunburst PRS?

  72. holycrapchris

    Thanks for posting. I'm kind of surprised Atlantic hasn't posted this themselves.