Do you know the lyrics to these classic national day songs?

The audience waving flags at the National Day Parade 2015 preview at the Padang.
The audience waving flags at the National Day Parade 2015 preview at the Padang.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - The flags are being hung, the funpacks have been distributed and almost everyone has gotten a sneak peek at this year's extra special parade after the preview.

It is August once again and it's time to pull out those red and white clothes and ready yourself for the onslaught of fireworks videos on social media.

As the nation prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, there's one tradition that cannot be missed when talking about the National Day Parade: the songs.

This year's anthem, Our Singapore, was composed by NDP 2015 Creative Director Dick Lee and performed by Singaporean singer JJ Lin.

The lyrics call for Singaporeans to "look towards tomorrow" and "to carry on the dream as far as it will go". Since this song is relatively new, a crib sheet for the lyrics is useful.

But just in case, we've also put together the lyrics for the top five songs for this year's parade so you can join the singalong.

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OUR SINGAPORE

Music & Lyrics by Dick Lee

It isn't easy building something out of nothing

Especially when the road ahead's a rocky one

But if we gather all our courage and conviction

And hold our dream up high

The challenge will be won

Chorus:

So now we look around us and we see

A nation built with love by you and me

A land to treasure right down to the core

Our home, our heart, our Singapore

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (x3)

Our home, our heart, our Singapore

Through many years gone by, we've moved ahead together

We've built a brave new world where we could shine and grow

And now we only have to look towards tomorrow

To carry on the dream as far as it will go

Chorus:

So now we look around us and we see

A nation built with love by you and me

A land to treasure right down to the core

Our home, our heart, our Singapore

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (x3)

Our home, our heart, our Singapore

Bridge:

And amazing as it seems

It all started with a dream

And our dreaming isn't done

'Cause the best is yet to come

CHORUS

So now we look around us and we see

A nation built with love by you and me

A land to treasure right down to the core

Our home, our heart, our Singapore

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (x3)

Our home

Our heart

Our dream

Our Singapore

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Here are five other favourite national day theme songs that will feature in this year's event.

1. Home

Whenever I am feeling low

I look around me and I know

There's a place that will stay within me

Wherever I may choose to go

I will always recall the city

Know every street and shore

Sail down the river which brings us life

Winding through my Singapore

Chorus:

This is home truly, where I know I must be

Where my dreams wait for me, where the river always flows

This is home surely, as my senses tell me

This is where I won't be alone, for this is where I know it's home

When there are troubles to go through

We'll find a way to start anew

There is comfort in the knowledge

That home's about its people too

So we'll build our dreams together

Just like we've done before

Just like the river which brings us life

There'll always be Singapore

Chorus:

This is home truly, where I know I must be

Where my dreams wait for me, where the river always flows

This is home surely, as my senses tell me

This is where I won't be alone, for this is where I know it's home

This is home truly, where I know I must be

Where my dreams wait for me, where the river always flows

This is home surely, as my senses tell me

This is where I won't be alone, for this is where I know it's home

For this is where I know it's home

For this is where I know I'm home

2. One people, One Nation

We've built a nation with our hands

The toil of people from a dozen lands

Strangers when we first began, now we're Singaporean

Let's reach out for Singapore, join our hands forevermore

Chorus:

One people, one nation, one Singapore

That's the way that we will be forevermore

Every creed and every race, has its role and has its place

One people, one nation, one Singapore

And when the time comes for the test

Our vigilance will never rest

We'll be united, hand in hand

We'll show the world just where we stand

And reach out for Singapore, join our hands forevermore

Chorus:

One people, one nation, one Singapore

That's the way that we will be forevermore

Every creed and every race, has its role and has its place

One people, one nation, one Singapore

3. Count On Me Singapore

We have a vision for tomorrow, just believe, just believe

We have a goal for Singapore, we can achieve, we can achieve

You and me, we'll do our part, stand together, heart to heart

We're going to show the world what Singapore can be

We can achieve, we can achieve

There is something down the road that we can strive for

We are told no dream's too bold that we can't try for

There's a spirit in the air, it's a feeling we all share

We're going to build a better life, for you and me

We can achieve, we can achieve

Count on me Singapore, count on me to give my best and more

You and me, we'll do our part, stand together, heart to heart

We're going to show the world what Singapore can be

We can achieve, we can achieve

Count on me Singapore, Count on me Singapore

Count on me to give my best and more, together Singapore Singapore

We can achieve together Singapore, We can achieve together Singapore

We can achieve Singapore, my best and more

Together Singapore Singapore (x3)

4. We Will Get There

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

Chorus:

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

Chorus:

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

5. One United People

One Singapore,

One people strong and free

With One heart,

One voice

We make our history,

We are a Rainbow of a thousand colours

Lighting up the sky

We share the Singapore heartbeat

Together you and I, we are

Chorus:

One Singapore,

One Nation strong and free

A thousand different voices

Sing in harmony

We will stand together

Together hand in hand

As One united people

For Singapore, my homeland

My Singapore,

Our Island in the sun

This is my homeland

It's where my strength is from

A rainbow of a thousand colours

Lighting up the sky

We build a brighter future

Together you and I, we are

Chorus:

One Singapore,

One Nation strong and free

A thousand different voices

Sing in harmony

We will stand together

Together hand in hand

As One united people

For Singapore, my homeland