Shut Up and Sing

you’ve gotta story to tell,
why don’t you tell it?
it could have wings,
you’d only have to speak it to see
the world is waiting to turn, you’re in it
but you just can’t help
but make it all about you

do you think you know what you want
but cannot have it?
know who you are,
but don’t really like what you see?
well you can take what you need or leave it
if you can’t make up your mind just
shut up and sing
chorus

everyone’s got a reason
to fear the future;
afraid to die,
we go out of our way not to live
now you could get a good
handle on tomorrow
but sometimes life just
writes the song without you

you tell them
you’d rather not be in the picture
you come to the show,
but don’t ever stay very long
you want the whole world
to think you’re special,
but when you’re lost
in your own lies just
shut up and sing
chorus

bridge
he’s got the whole world in his hands
she’s got the whole world in her hands
i’ve got the whole world in my hands
we’ve got the whole world in our hands
la la la la la la la…..

what would you say
if your life depended on it?
what would you do
if everything was all up to you?
you could take all of your time
talking about it
or just make up your mind and
shut up and sing
chorus

la la la la la la la….