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Do They Know It's Christmas single cover - 1984
Written by: Bob Geldof and Midge Ure
Date: 1984

"Do They Know It's Christmas?" is a Christmas song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, and was performed by Band Aid in 1984 to raise money for relief of the 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia.

Lyrics

It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid
At Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade
And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time

But say a prayer
Pray for the other ones
At Christmas time it's hard
But when you're having fun

There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing
Is the bitter sting of tears

And the Christmas bells that ring there
Are the clanging chimes of doom
Well, tonight thank God it's them instead of you!

And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life (Ohoho)
Where nothing ever grows, no rain nor rivers flow
Do they know it's Christmas time at all? (Oh)

(Here's to you) Raise a glass for everyone
(Here's to them) Underneath that burning sun
Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

Feed the world
Feed the world
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmas time again

(repeat until fade)

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