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We Are The World 25 For Haiti – 四海一家

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Michael Jackson離我們遠去還不滿一週年,他歌曲所帶來的力量卻絲毫沒有減退;我們依然在流行歌壇議論他,在雨中的夜晚緬懷他。我們希望他能夠活著看見這些持續中的改變,不管是這個世界的偏見或著匱乏,都不能影響我們傳唱精神中所表達的愛與關懷。

這些歌曲透過世代的演唱呈現出了全新的風貌,流行樂風格的轉變與越來越平坦的世界告訴我們:是的,這是21世紀。某個意義來說,我們比1985年時更像一家人,網路的普及以及傳遞速度的爆發,我們接受到的衝擊是即時的,反應也能夠是即時的。

我們要表達的東西沒有改變,本質是一樣的;然而點與點、人與人的交流更加的快速。當近代史最嚴重的天災發生在海地時,對多數人而言,那可能只是個略有衝擊性的午間新聞,或是沾滿蕃茄醬的頭版頭條。

透過歌曲的力量,我們能夠更加強烈的喚起一種四海一家的意識,那些空氣的振動以及聲音的共鳴提醒了你,在巨大海洋的另一頭,有許多人需要你的幫助。台灣對於這種經驗並不陌生,我們的國家也曾在一陣天搖地動後失去平靜;我們也曾收到來自世界各地的關懷,這種關懷並非冀求著何種回報,而是來自於我們都是人類,應該互相幫助 – 這樣小小地心願。

「哪裡有they?永遠都是We。」

我們的同胞、我們的星球、我們的歌曲,Michael在This is it裡這樣提到。因此當這首歌安靜而快速的在網路上傳播時,我感受到一種持續的力量,即使他已遠去,那些精神不會因此消失,而會一直存在我們的心中。

這首在美國銷售量達到700萬張的驚人單曲,出自Lionel RichieMichael Jackson之手,兩人於1985年共同譜寫了這首歌,並由Quincy Jones擔任製作,找來了美國45位歌星演唱,旨在聲援向非洲饑民捐款的大型慈善活動「美國援非」。歌曲強烈的表達了四海一家的精神,激起許多美國人民的共鳴。

2010年1月14日,海地發生了近代史上最嚴重的天災,地震幾乎摧毀了首都太子港的所有建物及房舍,死傷民眾數十萬。由於正值We are the world 25週年,2010年2月12號Lionel Richie再度與Quincy Jones合作,remake了這隻單曲,找來現今美國一線流行歌手,演唱出全新的版本:We Are The World 25 For Haiti。歌曲所得將全數用來捐贈給海地救災。

We Are The World 25 For Haiti – Official Video (可在影片右下角選擇高畫質)


We Are The World 25 For Haiti Lyrics

[Justin Bieber]
There comes a time
When we heed a certain call
[Nicole Scherzinger & Jennifer Hudson]
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
The greatest gift of all
[Josh Groban]
We can’t go on
Pretending day by day
[Tony Bennet]
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]
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 se mond la
We are the Children
[Adam Levine]
We are the ones who make a brighter day
so lets 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
There seems no hope at all
[Usher]
But if you just believe
There’s no way we can fall
[Celine Dion]
Well, well, well, well, let us realize
That a change can only come
[Fergie]
When we stand together as one

[Chorus – 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]
Got to 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 Bennet]
Its for the children
[Isaac Slade]
We are the ones who make a brighter day
[Toni Braxton]
So lets 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

[Chorus – 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

[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

[Rapping – 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 dreams 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 your 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
lyrics courtesy of http://www.killerhiphop.com
Love the whole planet sing it along
[Wyclef]
CABARETT

[Chorus – All]

[Kanye West]
Everyday citizens
everybody pitching in

[Singing – Children & Wyclef Jean]
Nou se mond la
nou se timoun yo

[Will-I-Am]
You and I
You and I
[Kanye West]
Uh, 12 days no water
whats your will to live?
[Will-I-Am]
we amplified the love we watching multiply
[Kanye West]
Feeling like the Worlds end
we can make the World win
[Will-I-Am]
Like Katrina, Africa, Indonesia
and now Haiti needs us, the need us, they need us

[Chorus – All]
[Wyclef Jean]
Haiti, Haiti, Ha, Ha, ha, ha, ha
Haiti, Haiti, Ha, Ha, ha, ha, ha
Haiti, Haiti, Ha, Ha, ha, ha, ha
lyrics courtesy of http://www.killerhiphop.com
[End]

We Are The World – 2010- 幕後花絮


We Are The World 原版(1985)

[2010/3/2新增 We Are The World 25 For Haiti (YouTube Edition) ]

近日我又找到了這首歌曲的網路版本,印證了我本文前面說過的,透過網路點與點之間的連結,我們比1985年更像一家人。

YoutTube上57位網友合唱了一首同樣版本的歌曲,同樣動人心弦,更具體地展現了「四海一家」的真正精神。幾日前,智利再度發生規模8.8的超強烈地震,我們不得不承認,越來越多的天災需要我們共同攜手去面對。也許每個人的力量很微小,但是透過點與點的連結,這股團結的力量是沛然莫之能御的。每個人心底一定具有小小地共識,在我們問Where is the love?的同時,也許需要先問問自己,Where is 「they」? It is always – 「We」

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