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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

"One/Unchained Melody" from the Live8 Concert in London.

I reuploaded it for anyone who wants to take a listen. Thanks to desert_sky for the original!

Rather than doing a review of the song and it's performance in general, I want to see your response to the speech and the songs.
If you need some help getting started, here are some basic questions:
What does One mean to you today, as opposed to when you first heard it? What is your favorite bit about this live performace? The masses singing as one voice? The additional lyrics at the end of "One"? How about the thousands of people singing "Unchained Melody" and Bono letting them take the lead midway?
Answer away! The longer the better. If you think no one is going to read it, you're wrong. I read everything.

Bono talking:
So, this is our moment. This is our time. This is our chance. To stand up for what's right. We are not looking for charity. We are looking for justice. We can't fix every problem, but the ones we can, we must. 3,000 Africans, mostly children die everyday of a mosquito bite. We can fix that. We can fix that. 9,000 people dying everyday from a preventable and treatable disease like AIDS. We've got the drugs. We can help them. We've got the drugs. Dirty water. Death by dirty water. Well, we can dig wells. If you want to join us, get down on the streets of Edinburgh or anywhere else, Texas text us, call us. This phone is a dangeous little device. Eight of the most powerful men on earth are meeting on a golf course in Scotland. It's a lot at stake. We have a message for them.
This is your moment too. Make history by making poverty history.

Is it getting better, do you feel the same?
Will it make it easier on you now, you got someone to blame?
You say one love, one life, when it's one need in the night.
One love, we get to share it
Leaves you darlin' if you don't care for it.

Did I disappoint you or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had love and you want me to go without.
Well, it's too late, tonight to drag the past out into the light.
We're one, but we're not the same.
We get to carry each other, carry each other... one

Have you come here for forgiveness,
Have you come to raise the dead
Have you come here to play Jesus to the lepers in your bed
Did I ask too much, more than a lot
You gave me nothing, now it's all I've got.
We're one, but we're not the same.
Well, we hurt each other, then we do it again.

You say love is a temple, love a higher law
Love is a temple, love the higher law.
You ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl
I can't be holding on to what you got, when all you got is hurt.

One love, one blood, one life, you got to do what you should.
One life with each other: sisters, brothers.
One life, but we're not the same.
We get to carry each other, carry each other.
One, one.

Hear us coming, Lord
Hear us call Lord
Hear us knocking
We're knocking at your door.
Hear us coming, Lord
Hear us call
See us scratching
Will you make us crawl?

Unchained Melody:
Oh, my love, oh my darlin'
I've hungered for your touch
Alone, and lonely time
And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?
I need your love
I need your love
God, speed your love to me

God Bless You. Thanks for coming out. Bring justice. Thank you. Bless you. Bob Geldof.

Don't worry, it's nothing for me to do this. I transcribe for a living.

A very happy July 4th to all the Americans in this community!
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