We Are the World

Light, though divided, is undimmed. Like a candle. Light, in a sense, is indivisible.

We are all one body. It’s even more intimate than to say we are brothers and sisters. At base, we are all one consciousness. We are all the same ocean, in different cups.

Every day in Los Angeles—the city of angels—I see people eating food from the trash that I wouldn’t give to my dog. We speak of flying to Mars while we still have human beings without food or homes? Is that a joke?

“There comes a time, when we heed a certain call.” Do you know what this is? This is the us of 1984 speaking to the us of today.

“We will stand together as one.”

There comes a time
When we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
Oh, 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 soon make a change
We’re all a part of
God’s great big family
And the truth, you know, love is all we need
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.

Oh, send them your heart
So they know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us, by turning stones to bread
And so we all must lend a helping hand
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let’s start giving
Oh, 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.

When you’re down and out, and 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
Oh, that a change can only come
When we stand together as one.

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