Waiting For A Miracle, Singles 1970-1987 (1987) [compilation album]
Anything Anytime Anywhere, Singles 1979-2002 (2002) [compilation album]
- from "Rumours of Glory 1980-1990" (songbook), edited by Arthur McGregor, OFC Publications, Ottawa, 1990. Submitted by Rob Caldwell.
- direct quote from a tape of a concert on 20 April 1997, at The Egg, Albany, NY, USA. Anonymous submission.
"Sometimes you'll hear the professional cynics in the media telling
you that all of this is bullshit, that we're not really accomplishing
anything here because the countries in question are ruled by corrupt
leaders who are just going to take the money and do something with it
that we don't approve of. And you will hear that said. But what you
don't hear said at the same time, and it should be, is that these
corrupt leaders have been historically propped up in the positions
they're in by the same governments, the eight countries we're addressing today.
So now is the time to make oneself hear. If the G8 pulled their support for these
leaders, they would topple."
[begins strumming Miracle]
"I wrote this song for all the people who put their lives on the line working to accomplish some of the same things that we're trying to accomplish today. But there's a whole lot of people who never get attention (and maybe they don't really want it either) who are out there working for charitable agencies, working for all sorts of different organizations with the people in the countries in question. They are the true heroes of this day and of every effort to change things for the better."
- Transcribed by Glen Philip Hansman from a videotape of the 2 July 2005 Live 8 Concert.