USA for Africa - We Are the World - 1985


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]

Titre : We Are The WorldInterprète : USA For AfricaAnnée : 1985Auteurs compositeurs : Lionel Richie, Michael JacksonDurée : 7 m 06 sLabel : Columbia Records
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USA for Africa musicians


Quincy Jones

Soloists (in order of appearance)

Lionel Richie

Stevie Wonder

Paul Simon

Kenny Rogers

James Ingram

Tina Turner

Billy Joel

Michael Jackson

Diana Ross

Dionne Warwick

Willie Nelson

Al Jarreau

Bruce Springsteen

Kenny Loggins

Steve Perry

Daryl Hall

Huey Lewis

Cyndi Lauper

Kim Carnes

Bob Dylan

Ray Charles

Chorus (alphabetically)

Dan Aykroyd

Harry Belafonte

Lindsey Buckingham

Mario Cipollina (of Huey Lewis and the News)

Johnny Colla (of Huey Lewis and the News)

Sheila E.

Bob Geldof

Bill Gibson (of Huey Lewis and the News)

Chris Hayes (of Huey Lewis and the News)

Sean Hopper (of Huey Lewis and the News)

Jackie Jackson

La Toya Jackson

Marlon Jackson

Randy Jackson

Tito Jackson

Waylon Jennings

Bette Midler

John Oates

Jeffrey Osborne

Anita Pointer (of The Pointer Sisters)

June Pointer (of The Pointer Sisters)

Ruth Pointer (of The Pointer Sisters)

Smokey Robinson

Instrument players

• John Barnes – keyboards & arrangement

David Paich – synthesizers

Michael Boddicker – synthesizers, programming

Ian Underwood - synthesizers, programming

Paulinho da Costa – percussion

Louis Johnson – synth bass

Michael Omartian – keyboards

Greg Phillinganes – keyboards

John Robinson – drums