Miles Coverdale (manos74) wrote,
Miles Coverdale
manos74

Well, July the 13th, 1985
Was the day we watched Live Aid
The global jukebox came alive
And we fed the world that day
We fed the world that day...

It was a day for a party, we made a lot of food
And we ate it, sure as hell
Vegetarian salads, they had no meat
There was leftovers as well

Everybody laughed when I said
(Thinking of the people either dying or dead)
"Let's pick up the leftovers,
Send them to the starving children in Ethiopia!"
(My mother always used to say that)

Sure, I was pleased to give money
'Cause it was not a political cause (no!)
I just remember the smiling faces
The music and the applause

I spent thirty quid on coke
I smoked a little too much dope, yeah
I was wiped out from five 'til seven--
I missed Spandau Ballet and U2!
It was...

July the 13th, 1985
Was the day we watched Live Aid
The global jukebox came alive
And we fed the world that day
We fed the world that day...

(What about the music? Oh yeah!)
The music was fucking brilliant
And that Madonna, she sure can move
By the time Paul McCartney's microphone had failed
We were all well into the Live Aid groove, yeah

Paul McCartney, he sang:
"Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be"

Well, it must have been a bit of an irony
'Cause if you "Let It Be," nothing will ever improve
But it was one of the first times I'd ever seen a real live Beatle singing a real live Beatles song live on national television though I really wish Julian Lennon had turned up instead of his recently-dead father,
I was really moved!
It was...

July the 13th, 1985
Was the day we watched Live Aid
The global pukebox came alive
And we fed the world that day
We fed the world that day...

Well, the powerful force of pop music-- solve the problems, feed the world
So what if there weren't any blacks involved, there was Everything But The Girl
Bob Geldof has no ego, that man should get the Nobel Prize
By the time he sang the solo on "Feed the World," I thought he should be canonized!

I felt guilty about the starving
But I felt good to be alive
And I must admit I shed a tear or two
At the very moving video for that great Cars song "Drive"

Saint Bob made me feel like shit
So I got out an envelope, opened it
Put in a very crisp new ten-pound note--
It was the same one I'd used earlier to snort my coke...

And that made me feel good inside.
(Sending the money, not snorting the coke!)
It was...

July the 13th, 1985
Was the day we watched Live Aid
The global jukebox came alive
And we fed the world that day
We fed the world that day...

But you can't go on
As if nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home?
Who's gonna drive you home,
Tonight...


--John Wesley Harding
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