“I don’t know what his motivations were, but…”
Said a university president when he spoke
About Live Aid back in 1985.

He sounded skeptical
About the potential of long haired musicians
Doing what governments were not.

Thirty years later, I don’t know what their motivations are
When bosses get company cars
And I get a pittance raise each year

Or how these presidential hopefuls
Can act with indignation
When their tricks are used on them.

I miss Live Aid enthusiasm
That got gobbled by the festival frenzy
Where motivations are clearly corporate.

For what it’s worth
That university president realized the greatness of the day
And supported the cause in awe.

For what it’s worth
I can’t wait until November
So I can turn the news back on.


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