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Appropriate Song Today -'We are the World'

From 1985, as a benefit for Africa, a lot of the words still apply today to me.

 

It's fun to recognize all of the 'A' list musicians/singers that participated.

 

Excuse my melancholy mood today.....

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9BNoNFKCBI&list=RDWpYeekQkAdc&index=26

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Re: Appropriate Song Today -'We are the World'

 I still love this song. I remember when the video use to come on MTV. 

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When I saw this on tv, I wept.

It is relevant today as it was then.   Hope for a sea change. 


lyrics:

https://youtu.be/hYJKBnGZnMA

 

God bless.  🙏

 

 

 

 

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Re: Appropriate Song Today -'We are the World'

Oh, I don't know, but I think the song titles "It's the End of the World As We Know It" by R.E.M. and Sting's "Don't Stand So Close to Me" are fitting for today.

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Re: Appropriate Song Today -'We are the World'

@IG  Thank you so much for this. I remember it well and had such high hopes for our country and the world. I’m glad I didn’t know then what lay ahead but I still have faith in better days and a better world for future generations.

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Re: Appropriate Song Today -'We are the World'

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Gee..."We Are The World" what a nice concept but not very relevant today in the age of "selfies", entitlement, lack of responsibility, blaming others

etc etc.....and George Harrison was is a prophet with "I, Me, Mine".....

 

As a kid I remember, "The End Of The World" by Skeeter Davis, it used to scare me back then mentioning "the end of the world" (I guess it made me think of all the old sci fi movies)..... But I think the song is pretty appropriate today..... 

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Re: Appropriate Song Today -'We are the World'

This is a good song; I remember when it first was recorded. 

 

However, with everything going on right now, I think an appropriate song is "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revivial. It sums up the way things are going. 

"Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me? "

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And to those in the world and in our nation, our Spanish speaking friends and neighbors,  who have given so much and suffered during this pandemic.


In Spanish.

 

https://youtu.be/KdMVLAlUbjU

Dios te bendiga.  🙏
God bless. 🙏

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Re: Appropriate Song Today -'We are the World'

@Anonymous032819   I'm with you ... how about Helter Skelter or The Devel Went down to (fill in the blank) ....

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Re: Appropriate Song Today -'We are the World'

I've always liked that song...'We Are the World'.