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Old 12-08-2001, 01:11 PM   #1
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Band Aid

It's Christmas time
There's no need to be afraid
At Christmas time
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 Christmas time

But say a prayer
Pray for the other ones
At Christmas time 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 are ringing
Are clanging chimes of doom
Well, tonight thank God it's them instead of you

And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life
Where nothing ever grows
No rain or rivers flow
Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time
Feed the world
Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

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

Feed the world
Feed the world
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again


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It's hard to believe it's been 17 years since Live Aid. God, I was only 3 years old when it aired, but watching the video (yes, my dad taped all 12 hours or so), I can see what a huge impact it was. I remember the song (Do they know it's Christmas) being played all throughout the 80s.

Does Band Aid still have that impact today?
Have we forgotten about the people(s?) in Africa?


It seems for a while we did. And only this past year did Drop the Debt become an issue again. Why is that? Whatever happened to feeding the world?

At Christmastime, every year, I hear this song. And every year I continually wonder whether people hear this still and try to help out. Whether they attempt to feed the world, whether they care about Africa, or whether they pass it off as another '80s hit.'
If Christmas is a time for helping out the less fortunate, a time where we can aid those in need, then why don't we? Why don't people care anymore? (I'm stereotyping. I know some people do give a damn).

Even celebrity-wise. We still know Bono cares (Drop the Debt), Gwen, the others from What's Goin' On...whatever happened to the other Live Aid members? Sting, Phil Collins, Madonna, Bryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, BB King, The Beach Boys, Queen, Elton John, Prince, Santana, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran...I wonder what they think about Live Aid...whether it still means as much to them as it did back then.

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he has gone on to a much more meaningful role making sure everyone is aware of microsoft's latest offering.
did anyone else see friends on thursday---was that really sting's wife, trudi?

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Yes, it was really Trudi Styler.

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It was July 13, 1985. I will never forget this thanks to the wonderful song of the same name by John Wesley Harding, who is right fucking clever, if you've never listened to him. It's available on the album "It Happened One Night," a live album released in 1991. There's even a U2 reference! Here are the words:

Well July 13, 1985 was the day we watched live aid
the global jukebox came alive and we fed the world that day
yeah, we fed the world that day
It was a day for a party, we made a lot of food and we ate it, sure as hell!
Vegetarian salads, they had no meat, there was leftovers as well
Everybody laughed when I said, thinking of the people either dying or dead
Let's pick up the leftovers, send them to the starving children in Ethiopia (my mother used to say that)
Cher was pleased to give money, cause it was not a political cause (oh, NO!)
I just remember the smiling faces, the music and the applause
I spent 30 quid on coke, I smoked a little too much dope,
I was wiped out from 5 til 7, I missed Spandau Ballet and U2!!

It was
July the 13th 1985 was the day that we watched Live Aid
The global jukebox came a live and we fed the world that day.
What about the music? Oh yeah,
The music was fucking brilliant,
and that Madonna she sure can move
By the time Paul McCartney's microphone had failed
We were all well into the Live Aid groove

Paul McCartney, he sang: (plays a few bars of Let it Be)
Well it must have been a bit of an irony
Cause if you let it be, nothing will ever improve
But:
It was one of the first times I'd ever heard one of the real Beatles sing one of the real Beatles songs live on the television I really wish that Julian Lennon hadn't turned up instead of his recently dead father I was really moved!


It was
July the 13th 1985 was the day that we watched Live Aid
The global pukebox came a live and we fed the world that day.
yeah we fed the world that day
Well the powerful force of pop music solved the problems, feed the world
So what if there weren't any blacks involved there was Everything But the Girl
Bob Geldof has no ego, that man should get the Nobel Prize
By the time he sang the solo on feed the world, I thought he should be canonized!
I felt guilty about the starving, but I felt good to be alive,
and I must admit I shed a tear or two in that very moving video for that great Cars song, Drive
St. Bob made me feel like shit, so I got out an envelope, opened it, put in a very crisp ten pound note
It was the same one I used earlier to snort my coke
that made me feel good inside

It was
July the 13th 1985 was the day that we watched Live Aid
The global jukebox came a live and we fed the world that day.
(I personally, with my ten pound note, which I used to snort all that coke, fed the world that day)
As on the day ...

(goes into the Cars' "Drive," audience laughs)

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It's hard to believe it's been 17 years since Live Aid. God, I was only 3 years old when it aired, but watching the video (yes, my dad taped all 12 hours or so), I can see what a huge impact it was. I remember the song (Do they know it's Christmas) being played all throughout the 80s.

Does Band Aid still have that impact today?
Have we forgotten about the people(s?) in Africa?


It seems for a while we did. And only this past year did Drop the Debt become an issue again. Why is that? Whatever happened to feeding the world?

At Christmastime, every year, I hear this song. And every year I continually wonder whether people hear this still and try to help out. Whether they attempt to feed the world, whether they care about Africa, or whether they pass it off as another '80s hit.'
If Christmas is a time for helping out the less fortunate, a time where we can aid those in need, then why don't we? Why don't people care anymore? (I'm stereotyping. I know some people do give a damn).

Even celebrity-wise. We still know Bono cares (Drop the Debt), Gwen, the others from What's Goin' On...whatever happened to the other Live Aid members? Sting, Phil Collins, Madonna, Bryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, BB King, The Beach Boys, Queen, Elton John, Prince, Santana, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran...I wonder what they think about Live Aid...whether it still means as much to them as it did back then.

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It wasn't 17 years ago for the actual concert though cos I was 6 weeks old and am 16 so the concert wasn't that long ago.
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