Refuge

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Refuge
A song about the people and for the people who have
had to flee their homelands, only to often face discrimination. It is a song I wrote while trying to empathize and understand what it must feel like to have to flee.To be a voice for the voiceless. My hope is that as people learn the song, that they will sing along and try to imagine if they were themselves a refugee, and in the end to look with eyes of compassion rather than judgement.

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REFUGE
Oh where can we go in desperation?
Where can we go to flee our enemies?
Where can we go to find a refuge?
Where can we go to find our peace?

Oh will you be open to our realness?
Oh will you please open up your eyes?
Oh don’t you see we too are human?
Our lives destroyed we left it all behind.

Waves upon waves upon waves,
will the waves bring forth our demise
and what’s on the other side?
Oh, deep upon deep calls to deep
and our needs who will meet?

وين فينا ن قي الس م؟ وين فينا نرجع نبني مستقبلنا؟ قديش اشتقت انا هلي؟

(Where can we and find safety?
Where can we build our future again?
How much have I missed my family?)

So we’ll keep knocking on doors because what else should we do
to move past their fears in hopes for homes anew.
Home: rest, my place, no distress, where comfort meets pain and bandages wounds, where hope is found and cold wind breaths can’t get in the rooms.

Oh where can we go in desperation?
Where can we go to flee our enemies?
Where can we go to find a refuge?
Where can we go to find our peace?

credits

from SEE ME HUMAN, released July 21, 2017
Sally Grayson: Text, Vocals, Guitar
David Arzt: Guitar
Bertram Oeler: Bass
Zar Monta Cola: Drums
Raphaela Beer: violin
Mazen Mohsen: Guest Vocals
Jason Urman: Keys
Raphaela Beer, Moritz Brümmer, Zar Monta Cola, Sally Grayson, Arno Jordan: Group vocals

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