Friday, 26 December 2014

It's Christmas time...

Below is my attempt to try an make the BandAid30 lyrics a little more relevant and specific to the West African Ebola virus disease epidemic. 

I'm not musician, or poet - as you may tell - but I like these lyrics more...and they scan for me!

I've tried to build this while listening to my bought version of the latest BandAid song from iTunes or you can watch the video for the tune - just yell these lyrics over the top!!

It's Christmas time
Sometimes it hard not 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 less lucky ones
At Christmas time it’s hard
But while you're having fun
Remember a world outside your window
That it's a world less safe than here
Where a farewell kiss can kill you
And that death is much more near
And muddy roads all over
Cause delays that can spell doom
Well tonight we look around
To help you

Bring health and joy this Christmas
To West Africa
A song of hope when hope seems rare tonight (ooh)
Touch now to be spared
Cause that’s how virus is spread
How can you show you want to help at all?

Here's to you
Donate funds for everyone
Here's to them
And all their years to come
Show them that it's Christmas time for all

Come on world
Let’s show them we want to help
Rise up world
Let’s help build a safer place to
Heal the world
Let all know we care for you 
Heal the world
Let them know it’s Christmas time

Come on world
Let’s show them we want to help build
Rise up world
Let’s help build a stronger place to
Heal the world
Let all know we care for you 
Heal the world