Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
George Michael – Do They Know It's Christmas lyrics

(bob geldof & midge ure)
Performed by band aid
Recorded on november 25, 1986

It's christmastime
There's no need to be afraid
At christmastime, 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 christmastime

But say a prayer

Pray for the other ones
At christmastime 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 christmastime
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 christmastime at all?

(here's to you) raise a glass for everyone
(here's to them) underneath that burning sun
Do they know it's christmastime at all?

Feed the world
Feed the world

Feed the world

Let them know it's christmastime again

Feed the world
Let them know it's christmastime again

Repeat then fade

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad