Band Aid 30

BobandMidgeBand Aid 30

Do They Know It’s Christmas – Feed The World

For the 30th anniversary of Band Aid – Live Aid , Sir Bob Geldolf and Midge Ure have joined forces again to release “Do They Know It’s Christmas”.

The original became the biggest selling single in UK Singles Chart history, selling a million copies in the first week alone, and subsequently passing three million sales at the end of 1984. It stayed at Number 1 for five weeks. It raised massive worldwide awareness about the Famine in Ethiopia and approximately £8 million was raised.

Band Aid 30 is another charity release, this time highlighting the ever increasing threat of the Ebola virus which is sweeping West Africa with stars such as Bono, Roger Taylor, Robert Plant, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Chris Martin, Paloma Faith and many more, stepping up and giving their time for free.

Band Aid 30 was recorded on Saturday 15th November 2014 and has its first television airing on the X-Factor on Sunday 16th November 2014. The song was then made available to download on Monday 17th November 2014. The original lyrics have been reworked to reflect the Ebola Crisis.

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Lyrics (Band Aid 30)

Do They Know It’s Christmas

It’s Christmas time – and there’s no need to be afraid

At Christmas time – we let in light – and 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 while you’re having fun

There’s a world outside your window – and it’s a world of dread and fear

Where a kiss of love can kill you – and there’s death in every tear

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

Well tonight we’re reaching out and touching you

 

No peace and joy this Christmas in West Africa

The only hope they’ll have is being alive

Where to comfort is to fear

Where to touch is to be scared

How can they know it’s Christmas time at all

 

Here’s to you

Raise a glass to everyone

And here’s to them

And all their years to come

Let them know it’s Christmas after all

 

Feed the world – Let them know it’s Christmastime again

Feel the world – Let them know it’s Christmastime again

Heal the world – Let them know it’s Christmastime again