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George Michael changes Praying For Time lyric

1 of 1 Michael Michael believes there is ''more to fear'' in the world now than there was in the 80s and 90s
Michael Michael believes there is ''more to fear'' in the world now than there was in the 80s and 90s

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.

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