There’s a fairly familiar song: “Do They Know It’s Christmas.?”.
It will probably be played a great deal over the next five weeks.
The question could be “How do they know it’s Christmas.?”
In Strasbourg there they know it because at the square here friday night.
There was a small scene, a bunch of people “fighting” about pressing a big button.
Then the giant big tree was lit, so it shone in the eyes of all the spectators.
A tree quite different from when they picked it up in the forest.
To see some of the other lines of the song could be lovely too.
There’s no need to be afraid
We let in light and we banish shade
We can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world
But when you’re having fun
There’s a world outside your window
And it’s a world of dreaded fear
Where the only water flowing
Is a bitter sting of tears
And the Christmas bells that ring there
Are the clanging chimes of doom
And there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas time
The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life
Where nothing ever grows, no rain or rivers flow.
Remember Band Aid. Do we still know.?