If I Ruled the World

(Cyril Ornadel / Leslie Bricusse)

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 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 could 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