George Michael has changed the lyrics of his song Praying For Time because he believes the world is a scarier place than it was in 1980s and 90s.
The track was a US No 1 hit in 1990 and in a series of posts on his Twitter account, the 50-year-old singer has said: ''Hey everyone! Was wondering what u think of the new lyrics i put into Praying for time.
"I changed them halfway through the tour . . . I thought it was worth mentioning that more than twenty years since i wrote the song, nothing substantial has changed. In fact there is probably more to fear in the world today than ever. Not that I ever believed a song could ever make any difference :)''
The original lyrics to Praying For Time include lines such as ''This is the year of the hungry man/Whose place is in the past'' and ''These are the days of the empty hand/Oh, you hold on to what you can/And charity is a coat you wear twice a year''.
Michael recently announced he is releasing his sixth solo album, Symphonica, in March.
In fact there is probably more to fear in the world today than ever. Not that I ever believed a song could ever make any difference :)— George Michael (@GeorgeMichael) January 24, 2014