WRITTEN BY:
Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson
PRODUCED BY:
Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie
Wyclef Jean, Rickey Minor, RedOne
TRACK LENGTH:
Long Version: 6'56"
Short Version: 3'25"
YouTube Version: 8'33"
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WE ARE THE WORLD 25 FOR HAITI
CHARITY SINGLE IN AID OF:
Artists for Haiti for the
Aid and reconstruction of Haiti
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ORIGINAL VERSION BY:
RUSA for Africa
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[Justin Bieber:]
There comes a time
When we hear the certain call
[Nicole Scherzinger & Jennifer Hudson & Justin Bieber:]
When the world must come together as one
[Jennifer Hudson:]
There are people dying
[Jennifer Nettles:]
And it's time to lend a hand to life
[Jennifer Nettles & Josh Groban:]
The greatest gift of all

[Josh Groban:]
We can't go on
Pretending day by day
[Tony Bennett:]
That someone somehow will soon make a change
[Mary J Blige:]
We are all a part of God's great big family
And the truth you know: love is all we need

[Chorus:]
[Michael Jackson:]
We are the world
We are the children
[Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson:]
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
[Barbra Streisand:]
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
[Miley Cyrus:]
Well, send them your heart
So they'll know that someone cares
[Enrique Iglesias:]
So their cries for help
Will not be in vain

[Nicole Scherzinger:]
We can't let them suffer
No, we cannot turn away
[Jamie Foxx:]
Right now they need a helping hand

[Wyclef Jean:]
Nou sÚ mond la
We are the children
[Adam Levine:]
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
[Pink:]
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
[BeBe Winans:]
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me
[Michael Jackson:]
When you're down and out
And there seems no hope at all
[Usher:]
But if you just believe
There's no way we can fall
[CÚline Dion:]
Well, well, well, let us realize
That a change can only come when we
[Fergie:]
Stand together as one

[All:]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
[Nick Jonas:]
Better start giving

[All:]
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
[Toni Braxton:]
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

[Mary Mary:]
We are the world
We are the children
[Tony Bennett:]
It's for the children
[Isaac Slade:]
We are the ones who make a brighter day
[Toni Braxton:]
So let's start giving

[Lil Wayne:]
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

[All:]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving

[Akon:]
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we make a better day
Just you and me

Come on now let me here you

[T-Pain:]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
[Jamie Foxx imitating Ray Charles:]
Choice were making
Saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

[LL Cool J, Will.I.Am, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz:]
We all need somebody that we can lean on
When you wake up look around and see that your dream's gone
When the earth quakes we'll help you make it through the storm
When the floor breaks a magic carpet to stand on
We are the world united by love so strong
When the radio isn't on you can hear the songs
A guided light on the dark road you're walking on
A sign post to find the dreams you thought was gone
Someone to help you move the obstacles you stumbled on
Someone to help you rebuild after the rubble's gone
We are the world connected by a common bond
Love the whole planet's singing along

[All:]
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 make a better day
Just you and me

[Kanye West:]
Everyday citizens
Everybody pitching in

[Children & Wyclef Jean:]
Nou sÚ mond la
Nou sÚ timoun yo

[Will.i.am:]
You and I
You and I

[Kanye West:]
Uh, 12 days no water
What's your will to live?
[Will.i.am:]
We amplified the love we watching multiply
[Kanye West:]
Feeling like the world's end
We can make the world win
[Will.i.am:]
Like Katrina, Africa, Indonesia
And now Haiti needs us, they need us, they need us

[All:]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
Nou sÚ mond la
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we make a better day
Just you and me

[Wyclef Jean:]
Haiti, Haiti, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Haiti, Haiti, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Haiti, Haiti, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Haiti


Soloists (in order of appearance)
Justin Bieber
Nicole Scherzinger
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Nettles
Josh Groban
Tony Bennett
Mary J. Blige
Toni Braxton
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
Barbra Streisand
Miley Cyrus
Enrique Iglesias
Jamie Foxx
Wyclef Jean
Adam Levine
Pink
BeBe Winans
Usher
Celine Dion
Fergie
Nick Jonas
Mary Mary
Isaac Slade
Lil Wayne
Akon
T-Pain
Rappers
LL Cool J
will.i.am
Snoop Dogg
Nipsey Hussle
Busta Rhymes
Swizz Beatz
Kid Cudi
IYAZ
Mann
Kanye West