NDP Cover By Home Team’s Is A Heartfelt Tribute To The Nation
But the lyrics of We Will Get There first sung by Stephanie Sun in 2002 have taken on a new meaning in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The folks at Home Team took it upon themselves to reinvent the tune with a fresh perspective in this stirring tribute to the nation.
You can watch the Facebook NDP cover posted on Thursday (6 Aug) here. We’ll give you a quick highlight reel below.
Remember the days
The cinematic video begins with a lone singer clad in uniform walking towards the camera slowly, arms outstretched.
As the verse kicks into full swing, she’s joined by her other colleagues as scenes of frontline workers blend into a seamless montage.
Touching tribute soars with behind-the-scenes montage
The lyrics go hand-in-hand with the instrumentation that swells to a crescendo, speaking of how our lives have changed over the course of the year.
As the song reaches its climax, it fully encapsulates our dreams of a new world of “hope forever after” remain.
Besides keeping our borders safe at the Woodlands Checkpoint, and helping to facilitate crowd control, our Home Team agrees that there’s still a “long, long way to go”.
Building a new world free from Covid-19 would definitely involve the creation of a successful test kits, and efforts to screen potential patients at the frontlines.
All of which are crucial to keeping Singapore safe even in difficult times. Here are the lyrics of the song in full, if you plan to watch the video and sing-a-long.
Remember the days, we set out together with faith?
Remember the times, so fine, when we thought that
Nothing could stand in our way?
Then things weren’t the same, the life that we knew had to change
We’ve struggled through, the darkest storms
We thought we couldn’t tame
Together we’ve tried, as we stood side by side
I knew we’d build a new world
A world of hope for ever after
Deep in my heart I just know
Right from the start, we will grow
Look where we are, we’ve come so far
And there’s still a long, long way to go
With all of my heart, I will care
I’ll play my part, I will share
With family and friends, together we’ll stand
And in the end, hand in hand
We will get there
So now we begin, working together to win
Believing in trust, it must
Be possible to overcome anything
There’s so much to do, there’s so much we can contribute
By sharing just a little love
We will start again anew
So why don’t we try? If we stand side by side
I know we’ll build a new world
A world of hope for ever after
Thankful for the sacrifices of our frontliners
Though the pandemic is far from over, with countries experiencing second & third waves of infections, our frontliners are pressing on in the face of uncertainty.
We hope the Home Team’s NDP song cover has lifted your spirits if you’re part of the nation’s efforts to combat the crisis.
In our books, it’s definitely an upgrade from the dance Primary 5 kids had to learn before the parade back in 2002 when this song was first released.
Here’s the nostalgic zinger for old times’ sake, in case you feel like busting a move.
Featured image adapted from Facebook.