Music - Group #5

Group 5 - We Are The World

Veda Bridgelal, Viola
Michael Gomez, Cello
Esther Nikolic, Viola
Emanuel Yagudayev, Cello

Artist Statement

    Our song talks about the impacts of fracking on the environment by showing what fracking does to rivers and water supplies. Fracking is the process of extracting fossil fuels from deep underground. Fossil fuels include coal, oil, and natural gases.  Fracking is done by first drilling about 7,000ft underground then making a 90 degree turn and continue drilling that way. After that they put fracking fluid in it to get out the fossil fuels. This fracking fluid contains 600 chemicals. 1.5 million gallons of water are used in every fracking site.One of the lines is “there are rivers dying,” representing how when chemicals from fracking get into the water, the animals are poisoned, and so is the water. 

    We hope that our song will make people want to learn more about fracking and how to stop it. We hope we can introduce them to the topic and get them interested in it. We would also like for people to protest against fracking due to its bad impact on the environment.

    In order to prepare for this presentation, we have been practicing and playing “We Are The World” for weeks. Every music class we went over it at least 3 times. After we finish each verse or chorus, Mr. Shieh would check us off and tell us how we did. He would also tell us what we could do to improve even more.

New Lyrics
By Group 5

There comes a time

When fracking has to stop

And the world must come together as one

There are rivers dying

And it’s time to lend a hand

To the Earth, the greatest gift of all



We have one world

Just one beginning 

We have to make it last for years to come 

So lets start thinking

There’s a choice to be made

To save our future lives

It’s true there are bad years to come

But we’ll be okay

Original Lyrics
By Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie

There comes a time 
When we heed a certain call 
When the world must come together as one 
There are people dying 
And it's time to lend a hand to life 
The greatest gift of all 

We can't go on 
Pretending day by day 
That someone, somewhere 
will soon make a change 
We are all a part of 
God's great big family 
And the truth, you know love is all we need 

We are the world 
We are the children 
We are the ones who make a brighter day 
So let's start giving 
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