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Crises - Do We Live in a World...

Written by Paul McCartneyCarl Davis

Album This song officially appears on the Liverpool Oratorio Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1991

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Song facts

Do We Live in a World…” is the eleventh track of the seventh movement – entitled “Crises” – of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, released in 1991.

VII: CRISES. Mary Dee sings to the child inside of her, fretting for it’s future, Shanty arrives home slightly drunk, short-tempered and demanding dinner. They row over money and Shanty’s feelings of inadequacy. Shanty wounds her by doubting her love and Mary Dee storms out – telling him, as she goes, that she is pregnant. In her blind anger and her hurt, she runs in front of a car and is knocked down. In hospital, a nurse wills her to live as – in delirium – Mary Dee sees the ghosts again. She fights to cling on to the life of her baby as the ghosts try to steal it from her. At her bed, Shanty prays, promising to reform if only Mary Dee and the baby are saved.

“Liverpool Oratorio” liner notes

Last updated on July 11, 2019

Lyrics

[MARY DEE]
Do we live in a world
With an uncertain future
Where a man is unsure of his fate?
Will we come to our senses
Be fair to each other?
Can we turn it around
Before it's too late?
Do I know that we have the answer?
Yes, I know now We are together
So we must bear in mind
That the pages are turning
And the sand will run out of the glass
In the heat of the battle
We will drive out the demons
And we'll carry the day
For we must save the child

[MARY DEE and NURSE]
(Ah)

[MARY DEE and SHANTY]
We have come to our senses
We are part of each other
And we'll carry the day
For we must save the child

[Chorus]
Do you know that you have the answer?

[MARY DEE and SHANTY]
Yes, we know now

[Chorus]
We know now

[MARY DEE and SHANTY]
We know now
We are together

Officially appears on


Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1991

3:18 • LiveL1

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991

Live performances

“Crises - Do We Live in a World...” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Crises - Do We Live in a World...” has been played




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