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Minntist aðeins á hið klassíska lag "Do they know it’s christmas" í síðustu færslu. Lagið er í boði í spilaranum hérna til hliðar. Ingó eða Kiddi voru að ræða þetta lag um daginn og í kjölfarið fór ég að skoða textann. Hann er, eins og þeir bentu á, bráðfyndinn. Harmur fátæka fólksins sem við eigum að hugsa til liggur ekki aðallega í fátækt og slæmum aðbúnaði heldur slæmri landfræðilegri legu hvað varðar "hið eina rétta" jólaveður. Já, og svo er það reyndar líka vatns- og matarskorturinn…

DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS

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
(Oooh) Where nothing ever grows
No rain nor rivers flow
Do they know it’s Christmas time at all

(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

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