Christmas time every day…!

I woke up this morning and my first thoughts were of this song, scarily enough to the point that I was singing – scary because of how I am in the morning normally (give me my coffee and don’t talk till its done). I think everyone in the world over has heard this song, perhaps not the older versions or perhaps not the newer ones, there are many!

It’s a beautiful song but I have a problem with it at the same time, why should it only be a Christmas time song, why shouldn’t it be for 365 days a year.

Helping the world is helping each other, one step at a time, in the small things we do we make this place called earth a better place.

The other problem with this song is the fact that a lot of people believe it is only about Africa when it is not, it is about each and every continent in this world, it’s about the people less fortunate than ourselves, it’s about giving to those that are in need and actually caring when we do…

[Chris Martin:]
It’s Christmastime, there’s no need to be afraid
At Christmastime, we let in light and we banish shade

[Dido:]
And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world at Christmastime

[Robbie Williams:]
But say a prayer, Pray for the other ones
At Christmastime it’s hard, but when you’re having fun

[Sugababes:]
There’s a world outside your window
And it’s a world of dread and fear

[Fran Healy:]
Where the only water flowing

[Fran Healy & Sugarbabes:]
Is the bitter sting of tears

[Fran Healy & Justin Hawkins:]
And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom

[Bono:]
Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you

[Will Young & Jamelia:]
And there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmastime
The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life

[Ms Dynamite & Beverly Knight:]
Where nothing ever grows
No rain nor rivers flow

[Group of ten and Joss Stone:]
Do they know it’s Christmastime at all?

[Tom Chaplin (Keane):]
Here’s to you

[Justin Hawkins (Darkness):]
Raise a glass for everyone

[Dizzee Rascal:]
Spare a thought this yuletide for the deprived
If the table was turned would you survive

[Busted:]
Here’s to them

[Justin Hawkins (Darkness):]
Underneath that burning sun

[Dizzee Rascal:]
You ain’t gotta feel guilt just selfless
Give a little help to the helpless

[Joss Stone & Justin Hawkins:]
Do they know it’s Christmastime at all?

[Tom Chaplin:]
Feed the world

[Tom Chaplin & Chris Martin:]
Feed the world

[Tom Chaplin & Chris Martin & Sugababes:]
Feed the world

[Tom Chaplin & Chris Martin & Sugababes:]
Feed the world

[Everyone in full chorus line.]
Feed the world
Let them know it’s Christmastime again – [repeated]

[Group of ten:]
Feed the world

[Everyone in full chorus line.]
Feed the world – [repeated to end]

[Joss Stone ]
[Ad libs over outro]

2 thoughts on “Christmas time every day…!

  1. The first time this song was released, probably close to twenty years ago now, I absolutely loved it. So many great singers that sang it with their hearts, and sent a strong and powerful message. Bob Geldof is still at it, and this version is as rockin’ as the last. This song is for all year round, absolutely. We need to say the words, sing the songs, be the change that we wish to see in the world…….. Peace out….. V.

  2. Couldn’t have said it better, love the way you put it “We need to say the words, sing the songs, be the change that we wish to see in the world” There is hope and positivity in this world that is slowly seeping through the darkness that is negativity! Aud

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