World Poverty

By: Madison Proffitt

World Poverty

World Poverty is general scarcity, dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. In 2014 46.7 people in only the United States were in poverty.

"If There's a God in Heaven" performed by Elton John "1976"

This is a song that is asking the questions If there's a God in Heaven then what's he waiting for? If He is there then why are all of the people around the world in poverty. Why is he not saving them and putting them through this.

"Nearly half of the the world's population live on less than $2.50 a day." ( (11 Facts About Global Poverty) (N.P) 2015

Elton John - If There's a God in Heaven (What's He Waiting For?) (1976) With Lyrics!

"Fix You" Performed by Cold Play "2005"

This is a song about grief and learning to mend with all the worlds problems and mending with loss.

"1 billion children world wide are currently living in poverty." ( (11 Facts About Poverty) (N.P) 2015

Fix You by Coldplay World Hunger with lyrics

"Heal The World" Performed by Michael Jackson "1991"

This song speaks about how each and every person can do something to help the homeless or the people in need, Get out there and volunteer for local soup kitchens and give back.

"In 2011, 165 million children under the age 5 were stunted due to chronic malnutrition." ( (11 Facts About Poverty) (N.P) 2011

Michael Jackson - Heal The World

"Dare You to Move" Performed by Switchfoot "2000"

This song is inspirational. It is telling you to get up and make a change. You can either stay down or pick your self up. Don't complain about how you are living, change it.

"More than 1/3 of Africa lacks clean water." ( (25 most shocking global poverty facts) (Malaka Gharib) (2014)

Switchfoot - Dare You to Move - with Lyrics

"Mad World" Performed by Gary Jules "1983"

This is from a teenagers viewpoint. They are looking out at this Mad World and seeing so much poverty and death and hunger.

"Less than 1% of the US budget goes to fighting extreme poverty" ( (25 Most Shocking Global Poverty Facts) (Malaka Gharib) (2014)

Gary Jules-Mad World (song + lyrics)

"Shine on E'm" Performed by Nas "2006"

This song tells about all of the hungry people out there while others are only caring for themselves in jewelry stores and lined up for gifts.

"4.6 million (10 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty." ( (Hunger and Poverty Facts) (N.P) 2014

Shine On 'Em by Nas with lyrics on screen

"Homeless" Performed by Paul Simon "1986"

This song was written by Paul Simon along with Joseph Shabalala from the view point of a homeless group or person suffering from being homeless and having to sleep under the moon light.

"In 2013, 5.4 million seniors (over age 60), or 9 percent of all seniors were food insecure." ( (Hunger and Poverty Facts) (N.P) 2013

Paul Simon - Homeless

"In the Ghetto" Performed by Elvis Presley "1969"

This is about a boy being born in the poverty of a ghetto and growing up learning how to fight and how to mend for themselves.

"Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names." ( (Poverty facts and Stats) (Anup Shah) (2013)


Elvis Presley - In the Ghetto Lyrics