USA for Africa - We are the world

There comes a time
When we heed a certain call,
When the world must come together as one.
There are people dying,
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
Will soon make a change.
We're 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.

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 bread,
And so we all must lend a helping hand.


When you're down and out,
There seems no hope at all.
But if you just believe,
There's no way we can fall.
Well, well, well, let us realize
That a change can only come
When we stand together as one.

[Repeat Chorus]