Hey You



Lyrics

Hey You
Don't you give up
It's not so bad
There's still a chance for us

Hey You
Just be yourself
Don't be so shy
There's reasons why it's hard

Keep it together
You'll make it alright
Our celebration is going on tonight
Poets and prophets would envy what we do
This could be good
Hey You

Hey You
Open your heart
It's not so strange
You've got to change this time
Hey You
Remember this
None of it's real
Including the way you feel

Keep it together
We'll make it alright
Our celebration is going on tonight
Poets and prophets would envy what we do
This could be good (this could be good)
Hey You

Save your soul little sister
Save your soul little brother
Hey You
Save yourself
Don't rely on anyone else

First love yourself
Then you can love someone else
If you can change someone else
Then you have saved someone else
But you must
First love yourself
Then you can love someone else
If you can change someone else
Then you have saved someone else
But you must first

Hey You
There on the fence
You've got a choice
One day it will make sense
Hey You
First love yourself
Or if you can't
Try to love someone else

Keep it together
We'll make it alright
Our celebration is going on tonight
Poets and prophets will envy what we do
This could be good (this could be good)
Hey You

First love yourself
Then you can love someone else
If you can change someone else
Then you have saved someone else
But you must
First love yourself
Then you can love someone else
If you can change someone else
Then you have saved someone else
But you must first

Credits

Written by Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï and Pharrell Williams
Produced by Madonna and Pharrell Williams


Album

None


Single

Hey You, the singleThis is a charity single, the official theme song for Live Earth. It was first available as a free download on MSN.com on May 16th, 2007. It stayed there free for a week with MSN donating $0.25 per download to the Alliance for Climate Protection.

Hey You originates from the Mirwais track Keep The Trance, recorded in 2004 with most of the lyrics coming from that demo, but uses a different melody and instrumentation, made with Pharrell.

Madonna performed the song at the Live Earth concert in London on July 7th, 2007. She was the closing act in the new Wembley Stadium, and she opened her 4 song set with Hey You. She just stood onstage looking all gorgeous in a black dress and gave a sincere rendition with a children's choir.


Video

Hey You @ Live EarthThe video consisted of a series of imagery related to Live Earth, global warming and politics. Among them were images of political leaders, of natural disasters, of starvation, but also of the good things that Mother Earth offers us and that we should cherish. The images were interspersed with parts of the lyrics, written out on the screen.

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