There’s a world outside your window
And it’s a world of dread and 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
Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you
You know, in a song that’s supposed to be about alleviating the suffering of others, thanking God that these others are suffering in your place may not actually be the smartest or kindest of sentiments. Unless perhaps one is very much concerned about the wrath of a jealous God, which we can only assume that Messrs Geldof and Ure both are.