Tony Bennett - If I Ruled The World Lyrics

If I ruled the world,
Every day would be the first day of spring,
Every heart would have a new song to sing,
And we'd sing of the joy every morning would bring.

If I ruled the world,
Every man would be as free as a bird,
Every voice would be a voice to be heard,
Take my word we would treasure each day that occurred.

My world would be a beautiful place,
Where we would weave such wonderful dreams.
My world would wear a smile on its face,
Like the man in the moon has when the moon beams.

If I ruled the world,
Every man would say the world was his friend,
There'd be happiness that no man coud end,
No my friend, not if I ruled the world.

Every head would be held up high,
There'd be sunshine in everyone's sky,
If the day ever dawned when I ruled the world

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  1. L.L Company 1

    Ah Lenin, quel chanteur!

  2. Linda Mast


  3. CambodianForged InFreedom2AIII%ER

    Not gonna lie. Nighttime downtown skate session in any major city with this playing would be perfrct

  4. cidpat123

    Man what a relaxing song <3

  5. Boxcar Bubba

    If I ruled the world , Everyone would have food , water and shelter . Everyone would be happy and healthy .

  6. Dexter Reyes

    dislikes love hoodie music

  7. United States of America

    Finally some peaceful music amongst the modern age

  8. artkiest edwards

    😁 Bruce almighty

  9. Angel Rivera

    Esta canción es muy difícil de encontrar, es un tesoro perdido

  10. dark dark

    Передам привет своей .... если она это слышит.эти стихи все для тебя.всего лишь слова...

  11. Frank David

    Great, thank you, America

  12. nelidvaz

    A song for our time!  Every time. A visionary song.  Am so moved!

  13. Stephen Whiteman

    The Greatest Lyrics ever written

  14. Michael Brodie

    TB is a notable humanitarian with a positive message in his inspiring music. Essential advice to aspiring musicians and songwriters known by all the greats from Tony B. To James Brown.

  15. Boxcar Bubba

    There would be happiness that no one could end .

  16. rohag735D

    Listen to these words. What a singer and song. If a regular man could come up with these words, couldn't The Almighty with all their infinite wisdom come up with a world like this? Evil could be wiped out and goodness would prevail.

  17. sabrina ponnet

    what a voice legend singer

  18. ostracized angel

    How can someone fucking dislike this?!??

  19. Chungus Thanos

    If they would just listen to the words of his music

  20. Chungus Thanos

    I remember my dad told me that he used to sing this to me when I was just months old and me now at 14 years old I still remember it, but now there’s ignorant people that don’t enjoy listening to this type of music if they would just listen to words his music

  21. shlong donger

    Admit it, we're all here from Bruce Almighty.

    The Wonderin' Engie

    yeah pretty much

  22. Giappa

    This takes me back to time I got a glimpse of, and the time my dad talks about. Imho, the second half of the last century was the time when everything made sense and was at its peak... music, art, movies, people... This song should be played in space once they find a way to transmit sound up there...

  23. Richard Looker

    He sings it better now.

  24. Hu,man

    “If those things are everywhere, We’re dead”

  25. leonitis So Lit

    Wonderful song thank you for this masterpiece Mr Bennett

  26. Peter Christain


    Boxcar Bubba

    Tony Bennett is still alive and well .

  27. Ysue Bujiang

    first time i heard this song was in the movie "war of the worlds" so whenever i hear it, all i can think of is the cold and ominous scene at the docks.

  28. cdl1952

    Absolutely beautiful!
    Tony is the best!

  29. SallyAnn21

    My Dad didn't sing often but when he did, this was one of his songs. We played this recording at his funeral.

  30. 1billwill

    IT don't get much better   than is Tony the Master.

  31. Gretchen Frank Holland

    Yes. Brilliant. Very grateful.

  32. Coco Medina Music

    What style of music is ??

  33. Timothy Thompson

    Has there ever been something more perfect?

  34. Klixer

    "Grace! I got anchor"
    "lolok im stupid"

  35. Nick Riggio

    Tony sings on Facebook at: Friends of Tony Bennett

  36. drummerboy 76'

    Grace, I got anchor! Oh Bruce Almighty showed me this song, great film by the way!

  37. Jose Cardenas

    Free world

  38. Anthony Armata

    War of the Worlds brought me here and this is such a memorable classic!

  39. Harry Royle

    It's Cyril Ornandel not Cyril Orander, Paulo.

  40. Christian Dulce

    “...Hi Susan!”

  41. corinthian

    A wonderful song , beautifully sung by Tony Bennett . Please also give credit to its composers , Cyril Ornadel and Leslie Bricusse , without whom , there would be no song to sing !

  42. Alexxis Mx

    Ward of the worlds

  43. Curtis Edward Clark

    Jamie Callum brought ME here, because of his cover of this.

  44. firesong83

    I feel so blessed that I was able to see this man live. I remember that he stayed to the right of the stage after his performance and shook the hand of anyone who wanted to meet him. You don't see many performers who would do this today.

  45. Dennis Cambly

    If I ruled the world,
    Every day would be the first day of spring,
    Every heart would have a new song to sing,
    And we'd sing of the joy every morning would bring.

  46. PaulGreen11

  47. Robin Eappen

    If I rule the world sung so calmly which could have been much more calmer than ruling the world calmly

  48. Carlos Martinez

    Who the fuck disliked this ?!?!

  49. Walter Montaz

    Beautiful song

  50. R MCK


  51. Osqui el Argentino oficial

    esta sale en la guerra de los mundos de 2005 gran tema me encanta lo conozco hace 10 años mas o menos ,pasa el tiempom y me gusta mas

  52. Sounder sayako

    War of the worlds 2005 theme at the ferry's scene

  53. G Jose


    War of the worlds

    I love Italy

    Yep in athens on the hudson River

  54. Tareq Qaimari

    Why didn't you Tony... Why...

  55. Valerie Brown Cheers

    I loved this man when a kid and he reminds me of a white Barry White! I say this because they both seemed like they were speaking rather than singing and well understood! lol

  56. Think

    Happy End of the World to everybody!!

  57. Bart Van Os

    It was a hit in spring 1965.

  58. Lynn F.

    My absolute favorite version of this song!!

  59. Justin Taylor


  60. Luceafarul

    Guess I'm the only one who got here because of Lorne in Angel.

  61. Jeck Cuario


  62. Christian Van Heerden

    spiderman brought me here lol

  63. Luke Yu

    Legion brought me here

  64. Nephast Gweiz

    Legion brought me here

  65. Robert Vining

    great and pretty song

  66. pietro45

    if I ruled the world
    every heart would have a new song to sing
    every man would say the world was his friend

  67. James Flickinger

    Love Tony

  68. pietro45


  69. Gionn Caomhin Morpheagh

    Unbelievable! What a totally gorgeous voice Tony Bennett has. I've known him all my life and he's never, ever delivered a song that was anything less than absolutely top quality. He really is a true legend!


  70. Matias Garay

    And suddenly away among the trees...

    Foghorn! <'oOo'>
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    Ryan Johnson

    That's what made this song so creepy in War Of The Worlds.

    United States of America

    Just some calming music while a tripod crawls over the hills

  71. atlas2atlante1


  72. John Smith

    Anybody but maybe Frank better than Tony? An absolute beauty!!!

  73. DioRestInPeace1

    love this song.

  74. Jerry Cobetto

    Glen Campbell had recorded a nice up-tempo version of this number for his Goodtime Hour show. It was a 1970 show, and you can find it, here, on YouTube. Always loved Tony's version!


    He will be missed 🙁

  75. Somborac

    "Grace... I got anchor!"

  76. atlas2atlante1

    that,s a Singer man .

  77. S R

    what a voice legend singer

  78. roger1744

    i'm personally going to hunt down and find the '5 dislike' guys and pistol whip them

    This is Ajang

    roger1744 now there's 18 of them

    Miguel Lozano

    I'm one of them, whachu gonna do

    Lamont Burton

    Right on Roger 1744! They need to be thinned out of herd!

    Frank David

    By now it's 28

    United States of America

    Get a tommy gun, there’s 29 dislikers

  79. Christina Scafuto

    5 dislikes really? 5 people don't know real music.

    Nick Riggio

    all sinatra fans

    Conrail Freight 2127

    No they are all NAS fans who get this song mixed up with that terrible rap song that is a rip-off of this

  80. Paula Pacente

    I've been listening to this song since the 1960's. Now it makes me sad.

    William Harper

    Excellent selections...and I would add Johnny Mathis , Dinah Washington, Shirley Bassey and Nancy Wilson.

    Nick Riggio

    @Paula Pacente
    Tony sings on Facebook at: Friends of Tony Bennett

    Paula Pacente

    @Nick Riggio- The sixties were such a good time to be alive. I was there.

    Nick Riggio

    @Paula Pacente I play all of Tony's music from 50, 60's,70's etc

    Nick Riggio

    @Paula Pacente I was too.
    Nick Riggio
    1 second ago
    On Facebook: Friends of Tony Bennett

  81. Biff Tannen

    Bruce almighty brought me here

    Koi Boi

    Same just now 😂

    Marcelo Cordova

    Dan Ross me 4


    Me too lol

    Frank David

    Me too.

    Rachmat Bijoe

    Me too...😊👍

  82. nasteebreaks

    "The wine is going right through me!"
    This song is great!

  83. Cosa te ne Frega

    What amazing song! 

  84. nick traina

    for everyone

  85. Elizabeth Granados

    If every Temple Church Mosque and classroom and household displayed the Commandments we could all be living in Paradise on Earth!

    David Sebelius

    no we wouldn't religion is a huge cause of division.

    Debra Dorfman

    Every synagogue (temple) displays the Commandments.

  86. wellybootsteve

    Wacky Bruce!

  87. brianstine brain

    what if it was raining on the first day of spring ya would want to live that day every day

  88. pkmovies92

    Spielberg's War of the Worlds! :D


    same here


    pkmovies92 I've been searching for this song since i wotw came out, now its 2018 and i finally found it

  89. frank smith

    What happened to this world? Its sad so sad.

    Carol Ranney

    Too many people thought they could rule the world.

    Joe David

    @BellicIV many things have changed wtf are you'll talking abt ?


    Joe David I’m saying that people haven’t changed. War has always existed since the beginning of mankind. I’m not talking about technology, skyscrapers, cars, etc.

    Caroline Mc Cormack

    Frank it isn't the world, it's the kind of people in it

  90. jake culp

    Treasure EVERY day this Artist/Human being is here amongst us mere mortals God Bless you Tony

  91. Jimmy Argenis Morales Hernandez

    I love esta rola

  92. Harderfasterful

    Jamie Cullum brought me here.

  93. alicia matibag

    My classmates think i am a total idiot for liking old REAL songs.. But i am willing to be an "idiot" if i will hear or even sing this kind of songs everyday..

    Lynn F.

    You can't help it if you have good taste in music, and they don't!


    alicia matibag Not alone.

  94. Carmine Di Lascio

    Continua pure Tony, sei un grande!! (Bruce Nolan - Una settimana da Dio)

  95. Christian Metatron

    Awesome song and that's the way the cookie crumbles.

  96. John Jarou

    yes,the song was used in the movie "war of the worlds" during the ferry scene. kinda scary.

  97. crooner2007

    This song sends chills up and down my spine, every time!

    Glorious grandiose arrangement, beautiful melody and such true lyrics. Plus the amazing vocal versatility and honesty of the great Tony Bennett. What more could you ask for? PERFECTION!!!!

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  99. sauquoit13456

    On this day in 1965 {March 21st} Tony Bennett performed "If I Ruled The World" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    One month earlier on February 13th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #34 and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #8 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    Two years earlier in 1963 it was recorded by Sir Harry Secombe, his version peaked at #18 on the U.K. Singles chart...
    R.I.P. Mr. Sullivan {1901 - 1974}...

  100. Rey Magdaleno Bondoc

    bruce nolan!