Inspirational Charity Song We Are the World

Remember that old inspirational charity song “We Are the World,” from 1985 by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie with the cast of mega singing stars?

Well, that’s what I’d like to leave you with this weekend as my Friday Feature.

Watching the video this morning was so moving, it brought me to tears and I decided to share it with all my readers, too. Enjoy!

Lyrics for ‘WE ARE THE WORLD’

by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie

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
The greatest gift of all

We can’t go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change

We are 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
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 bread
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

Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one

[Chorus] Nine times.

Solo singing stars in order were: Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Billy Joel, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Al Jarreau, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Logins, Steve Perry, Daryl Hall, Michael Jackson (again), Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, and Kim Carnes.

Bob Dylan and Ray Charles were also featured on the song and given close-ups in the video. Singers in the chorus who did not get solos include Harry Belafonte, Bette Midler, Smokey Robinson, The Pointer Sisters, LaToya Jackson, Bob Geldof, Sheila E., and Waylon Jennings.

Did listening to that healing song bring tears to your eyes as it did to mine?

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