Total Defence Song

The Total Defence song "There's a Part for Everyone" was written in 1984 by Gerald Png, along with the introduction of Total Defence in Singapore. In 2016, MINDEF refreshed the song by updating the lyrics and music arrangement, while retaining that familiar, nostalgic tune. The song was rearranged and performed by home grown band QuickPick. You can download the song here.


A music video featuring the Total Defence song was released online by Minister for Defence on 10 February 2016.


There is also a 360° version of the music video, which shows viewers what happens in every direction - not just where the camera appears to be pointing. This symbolises the all-round nature of Total Defence.



The lyrics were updated by Gareth Fernandez and Judith d'Silva.

There’s A Part For Everyone (2016 version)
There's a part for everyone, in this land where we belong
There's a part for one and all, to keep our nation strong
Many things that we can do, to help defend our land
Let us all do what we can, together hand in hand

Put your heart, your mind, your will to our defence Put your heart, your mind, your will to our defence
If we all unite as one, we can defend our Singapore
With our heart, our mind, our will forever more

What we have is worth defending
With a love that's never failing
Always ready, strong and steady
Let's heed the call, come one and all
There's a part for everyone, in this land where we belong
We can do it, you and I, we'll keep our nation strong

Put your heart, your mind, your will to our defence
Put your heart, your mind, your will to our defence
If we all unite as one, we can defend our Singapore
With our heart, our mind, our will forever more

Put your heart, your mind, your will to our defence
Put your heart, your mind, your will to our defence
If we all unite as one, we can defend our Singapore
With our heart, our mind, our will forever more

Put your heart, your mind, your will to our defence
Put your heart, your mind, your will to our defence
If we all unite as one, we can defend our Singapore
With our heart, our mind, our will forever more
With our heart, our mind, our will forever more

For any queries, please contact us at nexus@defence.gov.sg.