And in our world of plenty
we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world
at Christmas time.
The lyric this in this week’s Song Lyric of the Week was of course from Bob Geldof’s fund-raising project, Do They Know It’s Christmas? [iTunes] sung by a whole host of musicians coming together under the name Band Aid. The single was released on December 15th 1984, with all proceeds (including the British government’s tax, after a bit of wrangling) going to relief efforts for the people of Etheopia, who were suffering a terrible famine.