The Paul McCartney Project

Food Revolution Day

Written by Ed SheeranJamie OliverUnreleased song
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2015
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 2015 (Paul McCartney was 73 years old)

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Song facts

May 14, 2015 – released on YouTube

Paul McCartney plays bass and contributes some vocals to the song.

From Liverpool Echo, March 30, 2015:

Sir Paul McCartney is showing impeccable taste with his new musical collaborators – Ed Sheeran and Jamie Oliver. The Beatles legend, 72, is believed to have recorded the bass line and backing vocals for the new track, which is being released to promote Food Revolution Day, aimed at educating children about food.

TV chef Jamie, 39, has co-written a song with Ed, 24, to be released in May. The pair met in Sydney on Friday night to finalise the recording plans and to confirm the stars who have agreed to take part.

Jamie has said: “l got an email this morning to call Paul, he’s just put down bass on lyrics on a special anthem that I’ve written for Food Revolution Day. I wrote it with Ed Sheeran. It’ll go out in beginning of May, a viral campaign. We laid down the tracks and Ed set me the task of going out and getting the band together so I said to Paul, ‘Will you lay down bass?’ and he said yes!

Other stars believed to be joining the mix include Chris Martin, 38, and Paloma Faith, 33, into the sugary mix with the cherry on top going to Jazzie B, 52, from Soul Il Soul. They plan to release the song free of charge to raise awareness of the Importance of healthy eating.

Last updated on March 3, 2021

Lyrics

My name is Jamie Oliver I am here to say
I wanna talk about food revolution day
Half the world are starving with too little to eat
and the other half, people die from being obese
How people live the longest is they grow and they cook
Learn recipes from your parents or books
If you haven't got a clue about the mess that we're in
The answer is here in the words that we sing

We want a Revolution
Feed kids right for their stomach and mind
A Revolution
They deserve a better future but some people are blind
A Revolution
Educate the nations with a song with a vision
A Revolution
Do the right thing and sign the petition

The people in charge aren't getting it right
Politicians don't know and now they need to shed life light
Don't rely on the goverment to fix this planet
No country in the world has ever won this fight
We are the only ones who can save our lifes
Click the link below for the petition to sign
It doesnt take time so you need to just bare it
Do the right thing
Sign it, share it

Revolution
We want a Revolution
Feed kids right for their stomach and mind
A Revolution
They deserve a better future but some people are blind
A Revolution
Educate the nations with a song with a vision
A Revolution
Come on everybody
Do the right thing and sign the petition

We all have a friend
Someone who is there from the start to the end
Someone who is there for the good times
And the worst of it too and guess what
That person is you
So from now on when you wake up the first thing that you do
Make yourself a promise that you eat better food
We better do what we can
Is better to reach somebody
Cuz you only get one body

We need a Revolution not evolution
Think about nutrition

This is revolution
We need a revolution
Do the right thing sign the petition

Films


Food Revolution Day

2015 • For Various Artists

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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