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    Updated on Aug 22, 2020. Posted on Nov 15, 2014

    Here Are The Lyrics To The New Band Aid 30 Version Of "Do They Know It's Christmas"

    "Well tonight we're reaching out, and touching you."

    The lyrics to the original band aid single have been changed. The original lyrics referred to the famine in Ethiopia, while the new lyrics are about the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

    Bono's infamous line changed for #BandAid30 to "well tonight we're reaching out and touching you"

    Natalie Jamieson@Nat_JamiesonFollow

    Bono's infamous line changed for #BandAid30 to "well tonight we're reaching out and touching you"

    9:22 AM - 15 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Bono and Sting's lines from the second verse have been changed.

    Flo Perry / BuzzFeed

    And the third verse that everyone sang together has been changed.

    Flo Perry / BuzzFeed

    The original lyrics were criticised for being wrong about Africa, when they say "Where nothing ever grows. No rain or rivers flow."

    The fouth verse, originally sung by Paul Young, has also been changed.

    Flo Perry / BuzzFeed

    Not everyone is happy with the new lyrics.

    Hmm not sure about some of the new Band Aid 30 lyrics..

    Suzyska@suzyskaphotosFollow

    Hmm not sure about some of the new Band Aid 30 lyrics..

    11:32 AM - 15 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    If it's at all possible, they've managed to make the #BandAid lyrics even worse. Good cause. Bad songwriting.

    Neil McCormick@neil_mccormickFollow

    If it's at all possible, they've managed to make the #BandAid lyrics even worse. Good cause. Bad songwriting.

    10:55 AM - 15 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Saw a tweet with the Band Aid 30 reworked lyrics. I honestly thought it was a parody.

    Mike Hoffman@MikeHoffman1Follow

    Saw a tweet with the Band Aid 30 reworked lyrics. I honestly thought it was a parody.

    11:12 AM - 15 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    "How can they know it's Christmas time at all" just doesn't roll off the tongue does it? Original Band Aid kicks ass. Boo to new lyrics.

    Kimberley@KimberleyW1983Follow

    "How can they know it's Christmas time at all" just doesn't roll off the tongue does it? Original Band Aid kicks ass. Boo to new lyrics.

    11:05 AM - 15 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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