Explore the new lyrics for Band Aid 30’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’!


    Band Aid 30 have released the newly reworked lyrics for the new version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ for Christmas this year.


    The new version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ is almost completely different to the original as it’s been rewritten to reflect the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

    The money raised from the new single will be going to help stop the spread of this virus.

    It has also been confirmed Band Aid 30 will premiere the single on X Factor this weekend.

    Read the lyrics of the reworked single below:

    It’s Christmas time, and there’s no need to be afraid

    At Christmas time, we let in light and 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 while you’re having fun

    There’s a world outside your window, and it’s a world of dread and fear

    Where a kiss of love can kill you, and there’s death in every tear

    And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom

    Well tonight we’re reaching out and touching you

    No peace and joy this Christmas in West Africa

    The only hope they’ll have is being alive

    Where to comfort is to fear

    Where to touch is to be scared

    How can they know it’s Christmas time at all

    Here’s to you

    Raise a glass to everyone

    And here’s to them

    And all their years to come

    Let them know it’s Christmas time after all

    Feed the world, let them know it’s Christmas time again

    Feel the world, let them know it’s Christmas time again

    Heal the world, let them know it’s Christmas time again.

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