"We Are The World" PDF Print E-mail

(single by USA for Africa, from the album "We Are The World"; released on March 7, 1985)

 

There comes a time
When we head 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 all a part of
God's great big family,
And the truth, you know, love is all we need.

[Chorus]

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 own lives,
It's true, we'll make a better day
Just you and me.

Send them your heart,
So they'll 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

[Chorus]

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 own lives,
It's true, we'll make a better day
Just you and me.

[Bridge]

When you're down and out,
There seems no hope at all;
But if you just believe,
There's no way we can fall.
Well, well, well, well, let us realize
That a change will only come
When we stand together as one.

[Chorus]