Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Do they know it's Christmas?

It's Christmastime,
there's no need to be afraid

At Christmastime,
we let in light and we banish shade

And in our world of plenty
we can spread a smile of joy

Throw your arms around the world
at Christmastime

But say a prayer,
pray for the other ones

At Christmastime it's hard,

but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window,
and it's a world of dread and fear

Where the only water flowing
is the bitter sting of tears

And the Christmas bells that ring there
are the clanging chimes of doom

Well tonight thank God it's them
instead of you

And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life (Oooh)
Where nothing ever grows
No rain or rivers flow

Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

Here's to you raise a glass for everyone
Here's to them underneath that burning sun
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

We Are The World
We Are The World
There comes a time when e need a certain call

when the world must come together as one.

There are people dying
and it´s time to lend a hand to life,
the greatest gift of all.

We can´t go on pretending day by day that someone, somewhere will soon make a
change. We are a part of God´s great big family

and the truth, you know, love is all we need.

We are the world, we are the children, we are the ones who make a brighter
day, so let´s start giving. There´s a choice we´re making, we´re saving our lives,
it´s true we make a better day, just you and me!

Send me your heart, so they know that someone cares and their lives will be
stronger and free. As God has shown us by turning stone to bread so we all must lend a helping hand.

When you´re down and out there seems no hope at all but if you just belive,
there´s no way we can fall.

Oh, let us realize that a change can only come
when we stand together as one, as one.

We are the world, ...


Anonymous said...

We Are the World
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"We Are the World"

Single by USA for Africa
Released March 7, 1985
Recorded January 28, 1985
Label Columbia Records

Writer(s) Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie
Producer(s) Quincy Jones
Chart positions
#1 (US Hot 100)
#1 (UK Singles Chart)

For the similarly named Michael Jackson song featured in Captain EO, see We Are Here To Change The World

"We Are the World" is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as USA for Africa. The charity single was intended to raise funds to help famine relief efforts in Ethiopia.

Anonymous said...

dis is not about AFRICA
the pis u see above is india

we dont need foren funds
there are plenty stinking rich indians in india

Miranda said...

How did you know that this is one of my favorite Christmas carols?

Helen said...

I remember that whole deal, and the hands across America thing as well. Whatever happened to the monies raised? Whatever happened to that kind of activism? If the world does not need our money, healthcare, time, then we keep giving. That's what makes it go 'round.