We Need You Now (More Than Ever) is a charity music video for the European economy.

Performers: Carsten Höller, Gregor Wroblewski, Katerina Gregos, Lillibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Mark Sladen, Mikhail Karikis, Pilvi Takala, Ursula Mayer, Wim Delvoye & Wooloo.

Informed by the ideology and aesthetics of pop initiatives such as We Are The World (1985), this video is asking the Catholic Church to bail Europe out of its economic crisis. The work takes as its starting point the fact that the Catholic Church is the single largest financial power and property owner in existence – and pleads with the Church to use its significant wealth to pay off the European debt.

For the video’s production, instead of requesting the participation of traditional pop stars, Wooloo invited a number of European artists and curators to take part. With each rejection from an artist or curator, Wooloo initiated a new request, to another art world personality, until the closing lineup of the video was secured.

In September 2012, We Need You Now (More Than Ever) premiered at Newtopia in the city of Mechelen - the home of the Catholic Church in Belgium. (newtopia.be / curated by Katerina Gregos)

In 2013, We Need You Now (More Than Ever) is being presented at the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Sweden, as well as at Steirischer Herbst in Graz, Austria.

Wooloo is Sixten Kai Nielsen and Martin Rosengaard. Established in 2002 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
wooloo.net

We Need You Now (More Than Ever) is realized with kind support from the Danish Arts Council.


WE NEED YOU NOW (MORE THAN EVER) LYRICS

[Verse1]
This is a time when we just have nothing left
When Europe must come together as one
No people buying and its time to ask for help
From the greatest power of them all

[Verse2]
We were there for you, when the world was still expanding
Together we collected golden shores
We’re all a part of Europe’s great big family
And billions is everything we need

[Chorus1]
You got a lot, more than enough
You are the richest in this world
So wont you listen
We need the Church to make a choice
Old Europe needs you now
We need you more than ever - bail us out

[Verse3]
Send us your funds and we’ll start anew again
With our pensions still so strong and free
As we wait in line for jobs that went away
We pray for you to listen and to pay

[Chorus2]
You got a lot, more than enough
You are the richest in this world
So wont you listen
We need the Church to make a choice
Old Europe needs you now
We need you more than ever - bail us out

[Middle]
Europe’s down and out, now the Church must give away
Cos remember we - might take it anyway
Let us realize – that this was all done before
When we stand together as one - together as one

[Chorus3]
You got a lot, more than enough
You are the richest in this world
So wont you listen
We need the Church to make a choice
Old Europe needs you now
We need you more than ever - bail us out

[Chorus4]
You got a lot, more than enough
You are the richest in this world
So wont you listen
We need the Church to make a choice
Old Europe needs you now
We need you more than ever - bail us out
We need you more than ever - bail us out

We need you more than ever - bail us out

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