Tuesday, 15 September 2015

TRACK OF THE WEEK - 14/09/15 - Crowded House 'Help is Coming'

"You have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land" - Warsan Shire

Crowded House - 'Help is Coming'

Being the father of two young boys, I find the images of refugees in the media absolutely heartbreaking. Despondent families fleeing war with a handful of possessions, some desperate enough to pay almost a £1000 for a rubber dinghy, to make the treacherous crossing into Europe only for them to be treated like animals. And if the shoe was on the other foot? Take a moment to think what that would be like, we have no idea. I would do anything to keep my family safe.

Children do not have a choice in this and we must help because it's the right thing to do, we just can not be bystanders.

Guardian's Peter Paphides and Caitlin Moran, after watching these appalling scenes, had the idea to release this 20 year old, obscure, Crowded House song which just seemed to fit what they were seeing. Read the full story here

Read the full moving poem, 'Home' by Warsan Shire here

Save the children.

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