"We Are the World (USA for Africa)" as written by Lionel B. Richie, Lionel B. Richie and Michael Joe Jackson....
There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
and its time to lend a hand to life
There greatest gift of all

We cant go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We are all a part of Gods 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 lets start giving
Theres a choice we're making
We're saving out own lives
its 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 stones to brend
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 lets start giving
Theres a choice we're making
We're saving out own lives
its true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

When you're down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe theres no way we can fall
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one

[Chorus:]
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
Theres a choice we're making
We're saving out own lives
its true we'll make a better day
Just you and me


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    General CommentWhy hasn't anybody commented this awesome song?! This song had forty-something pop artists in this song! like Cindy Lauper, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Lionel Ritchie and more! In the Chorus its not "We're saving out own lives" it's "We're saving our own lives". Knowing that Michael has passed I know that he really cared about what happens to the world. This song makes me teary eyed every time i hear it. I just love it! :D
    tokyo_loveron July 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe this song has no more than one comment. This song was a defining part out our (people who grew up listening to Michael) lives. I will never forget the way this song made the world feel. It is true that music heals all wounds. Today the WORLD has said good by the the greatest talent of our time. No one can replace him. My heart is broken. I pray for Michael to be at peace and for his children to grow up knowing that their daddy was an amazing icon!!
    CoolmomMPon July 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is being tainted right now, by some of the worst the music industry has to offer.

    This song had some amazing talent behind it, but the current remake is just depressing.
    sigmaliveson February 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe original to this song is soooo much better than the remake with Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus and more artists that I have no respect for. The original came from the soul. If this generation of artists cared so much about Haiti, than they should have demonstrated that compassion by writing their OWN song. Those singers only commented on how amazing it was to be surrounded by so many other famous singers. I mean I thought it was about raising money and helping victims of that horrible disaster in Haiti. They didn't care, they still don't. They cared about the good publicity.

    Thank you, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. I know you both cared, but I especially know Michael Jackson did. May he rest in peace. I love you and I always will.
    wayla1234on May 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis video for Haiti i over studied (literally frame by frame) and that made my friend sick to the stomach.hehe. Obviously I prefer the original, but it's not like i hate this one, and it was done for a good cause, i still watch it sometimes even.heh. I sooo love Miley, Keri Hilson & McPhee in this video, they look amazing! What's with Tpain and the bag, though?
    LightofAuguston July 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. I grew up on this song, and I get teary eyed every time I hear it. I wish more people could hear this song, and maybe people would actually care.
    oceanheart13on October 14, 2011   Link

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