He Needs A Kidney

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Sheryl Crow:
 Sometimes life brings pain and strife
 And all seems wrong

Sheryl Crow & Adam Levine:
 That is when you find a friend
 And write a song

Mary J. Blige:
 So give the gift of giving
 Give it far and give it wide

Mary J. Blige & Adam Levine:
 Take the leap - reach down deep inside

Elvis Costello:
 And just give a kidney

Elvis Costello & Clay Aiken:
 To a father or a dad

Clay Aiken & Norah Jones:
 Just give a kidney

Norah Jones, Clay Aiken & Sara Bareilles:
 We hear it doesn't really hurt that bad

Rhett Miller, Rachael Yamagata & Moby:
 And we know you'll want to give it

Rhett Miller, Rachael Yamagata, Moby & Jane Krakowski:
 To a super human being

Sheryl Crow:
 So get it done

Elvis Costello:
 We just need one

Mary J. Blige:
 For Milton Greene

Michael McDonald:
 This country has six hundred million kidneys

Steve Earle & Michael McDonald:
 And we really only need half

Steve Earle, Michael McDonald & Wyclef Jean:
 That leaves about three hundred million kidneys

Michael McDonald & Wyclef Jean:
 Do the math

Cyndi Lauper & Robert Randolph:
 Oh -
 Milton Greene Milton Greene
 Milton Greene Milton Greene
 Milton Greene

Michael McDonald:
 He needs a kidney

Cyndi Lauper & Robert Randolph:
 Milton Greene
 Don't ask why - he could die
 If you don't call today

Elvis Costello (spoken):
 Listen, when someone starts talking in the middle of a song you know it's serious.

Mary J. Blige (spoken):
 So give Milton a kidney. We all believe in this cause so much that we're doing it for free. Except for Sheryl.

Sheryl Crow (spoken):
 That's right. I'm the only one getting paid.

Norah Jones (spoken):
 And only three of us are drunk.

Michael McDonald (spoken):
 Milton Greene needs a kidney. Just like I need this beard. You don't want to know what's under here.

Adam Levine (spoken):
 And while you don't have two beards you do have two kidneys. Think of it this way: if I had two dollars, I'd give you one, wouldn't I?

Cyndi Lauper (spoken):
 I'm one of the drunk ones!

Ad-Rock, Mike D & Talib Kweli:
 They say that two is better than one
 But sometimes one is better than two
 If you had two heads you'd wish you had one
 How is this different?
 If you had two dogs attacking you
 You'd want just one
 There we proved our point!

Cyndi Lauper & Robert Randolph:
 Oh -
 Milton Greene Milton Greene
 Milton Greene Milton Greene
 Milton Greene

Michael McDonald:
 He needs a kidney

Cyndi Lauper & Robert Randolph:
 Milton Greene
 Don't ask why - he could die
 If you don't call today

All:
 He needs a kidney
 No he doesn't need a hand
 He just needs a kidney

Elvis Costello:
 A hand would be an even harder thing to give

All:
 When you give a kidney
 And we really think you should
 We pass the cup
 They stitch it up
 You do some good

He Needs A Kidney
Written byJeff Richmond
Additional lyrics byTina Fey & Robert Carlock
MusiciansElvis Costello, Clay Aiken, Sara Bareilles, Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Mike Diamond, Steve Earle, Adam Horovitz, Wyclef Jean, Norah Jones, Jane Krakowski, Talib Kweli, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Levine, Michael McDonald, Rhett Miller, Moby, Robert Randolph, Rachael Yamagata - vocals
additional musicians unknown
Recordedca. March 2009, New York
ReleasedMay 14, 2009 (broadcast)
May 15, 2009 (download)
DownloadsHe Needs A Kidney: Music Video, 2009 (iTunes video)
NotePerformed on the 30 Rock episode "Kidney Now!" broadcast May 14, 2009. Proceeds from the iTunes download benefit the National Kidney Foundation.

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