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Wherever we go -singalong (Newsboys)
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Newsboys is an Australian band based in the USA. They are also devoted to charity projects and spreading the gospels, and this is what this song is all about.

Wherever we go, the bluebirds sing
And the flowers bloom
And the grass gets green
It's a curious thing
But it's just our thing

Wherever we go, the bees behave
In the treetops
Squirrels smile and wave
It's a curious thing
And it's humbling

Where we go, little glow-worms glow
Little roadrunners run ahead
Gonna tell their friends
Little mice, little men
Get 'em all excited
All invited

Hands up,
Holler back here,
Let's throw this party in gear,
We brought the welcome mat,
Wherever we go, that's where the party's at.

Hands up,
Holler back now
We don't claim any know-how,
We're givin' God all that,
Wherever we go, that's where the party's at.

Wherever we go, the dumb get wise
And the crime rates drop
And the markets rise
It's a curious thing
But it's just our thing

Bullies make nice, crooks repent
And the ozone layer shows improvement
It's a curious thing
And it's humbling

Wherever we're led
All the Living Dead
Wanna leave their Zombie Mob
It's a touching scene when they all come clean
God help us, we just love our job

Hands up,
Holler back here,
Let's throw this party in gear,
We brought the welcome mat,
Wherever we go, that's where the party's at.

Hands up,
Holler back now
We don't claim any know-how,
We're givin' God all that,
Wherever we go, that's where the party's at.

(Throw your hands up high)

High, throw your hands up,
Throw your hands up, high.
High, throw your hands up,
Throw your hands up, high.

This is the message we spread,
Bringin' life to the dead.
This is the Gospel expo,
Follows wherever we go.
This is the message we spread,
Bringin' life to the dead.
This is the Good News expo,
Follows wherever we go.

Hands up,
Holler back here,
Let's throw this party in gear,
We brought the welcome mat,
Wherever we go, that's where the party's at.

Hands up,
Holler back now
We don't claim any know-how,
We're givin' God all that,
Wherever we go, that's where the party's at.

Hands up,
Holler back here,
Let's throw this party in gear,
We brought the welcome mat,
Wherever we go, that's where the party's at.

Hands up,
Holler back now
We don't claim any know-how,
We're givin' God all that,
Wherever we go, that's where the party's at.

WHEREVER WE GO= Everywhere we go; No matter where we go.

BLUEBIRDS= see picture.

BLOOM= When flowers bloom, they grow and open up.

IT'S JUST OUR THING= It's the usual thing for us.

THE BEES BEHAVE= If someone behaves, they don't do anything wrong, they conduct themselves in a correct way. If bees (see picture) behave, they don't sting you.

TREETOPS= The top of the trees, their highest part.

SQUIRRELS= see picture.

HUMBLING= If something is humbling, it helps you feel not arrogant or too important.

GLOW-WORMS= little worms that glow (give out a dim light) in the dark. Fireflies (or lighting bugs) glow in the air and glow-worms glow on the grown. See picture.

ROADRUNNERS= See picture.

GONNA= (coll.) are going to (he gonna sing = he's going to sing)

MICE= plural of "mouse".

'EM= (coll.) them.

HOLLER= To yell or shout (it can also be used like "hello" meaning "hey, I'm here!"). If you "holler back here" you shout to me, maybe echoing what I say or chorusing what I sing.

THROW THIS PARTY= To throw a party is to have a party, to organize a party.

IN GEAR= (coll.) /gɪə*/ if you put something in gear you start the action. This phrase comes from cars: in a car, to put the gear, or to put the car in gear, is to make it start moving (by switching the gear stick into position). If you start the car but don't put it in gear, it's not going to move though everything's ready.

THE WELCOM MAT= A little mat (rug) that you put at the entrance of your house, usually on the outside, to clean your shoes. You can see a welcome mat on the video when they say this.

CLAIM= If you claim something you say that it is yours.

KNOW-HOW= The know-how is the technical information and knowledge needed to do something.

WE'RE GIVIN' GOD ALL THAT= They said they don't claim any know-how, they don't think they're doing all those things because they are very clever or fantastic. They think every wonderful thing happening is because God is using them to make things better, so they are giving God all the merit for it. In this sentence ALL THAT means "the claim for the know-how".

THE DUMB= People who are dumb. In English we can use "the + adjective" to refer to a group of people having that quality (the rich = people who are rich). But we can't do that with all adjectives, only with a few (for example, we don't usually say "the tall", we have to say "tall people" or "tall ones"). DUMB here means "silly".

WISE= If you are wise, you have a lot of information about many things, and you know how to use it (especially about living life correctly). It's not the same as "intelligent", because an intelligent person is simply someone who has big capabilities to learn and remember.

THE CRIME RATES= The number of crimes committed in a given population. A crime is anything that goes against the law, but very often we specially refer to thefts and murders.

DROP= If something drops, it falls down to the ground. If crime rates drop, they are drastically reduced in a very short time.

THE MARKETS RISE= The economy improves (it refers to the stock market rates).

BULLIES MAKE NICE = A bully is someone who harasses (harms, humiliates) other people using force, violence or intimidation. The sentence BULLIES MAKE NICE means that bullies turn into nice people, they are not bullies anymore.

CROOKS= (coll.) criminals.

REPENT= If you repent, you realized you've done something wrong and you are sorry for it, wishing you had not done it and maybe trying to repair the damage you made.

THE OZONE LAYER= A thin layer in the atmosphere containing a lot of ozone gas. This layer protects us from the sun rays, but human pollution is destroying that layer and so sun rays are getting more harmful. Of course, when this band says that everywhere they go the ozone layer is improving, they are just expressing that everything gets better, metaphorically speaking.

SHOWS IMPROVEMENT= If something shows improvement, it's getting a little better, it's improving.

WE'RE LED= (lead-led-led) They lead us, we are sent. In this song, God is the one leading them.

THE LIVING DEAD= (also called "zombies") people who are dead but can still move and do things, though they have no soul and no real will power. The living dead appear in scary movies and stories (and some African beliefs). In normal life, we call "living dead" to people who have a very unsubstantial life, with no purpose, no hope and no direction.

MOB= A large group of people disorganized or with a criminal objective.

TOUCHING= Moving, generating a strong feeling of tenderness.

THEY ALL COME CLEAN= They are purified, they become good people.

GOD HELP US= This is not a present tense, or it should be "God helpS us" (with an –S). It is a subjunctive form and it is used to express a wish or a pray (= May God help us / God, please, help us / I wish God helped us).

BRINGING LIFE TO THE DEAD= They refer to the same kind of people they called "the living dead" before, people with no purpose in life, no hopes, no joy, no objectives.

GOSPEL= (or "gospels") usually refers to the first 4 books of the New Testament in the Bible, but used here for Jesus' teachings in general.

EXPO= Exposition.

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