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Stay Human #1 (Song for Vittorio)

Blake
Language: English


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[2012]
Album: Stay Human
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Stay Human was released on 15th April 2012 on 208 Records..
This CD is inspired by the life of the Italian reporter and peace activist Vittorio Arrigoni, who was murdered in the Gaza Strip in April 2011 by a Palestinian terrorist group.

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Vittorio Arrigoni was one of the few foreign journalists present in Gaza during the Israeli military offensive Operation Cast Lead, December 2008 to January 2009. He published a book, Restiamo Umani (Stay Human), a collection of his reportage from this period. Arrigoni coined the term ‘stay human’ as a call to the world not to let our humanity be diminished by allowing human rights abuses to go unchallenged. The album was funded with the support of friends and fans via the Pledge Music website. The profits from the Stay Human Campaign went to the Greenbelt Festival, where I premiered the songs from the record live in August 2011. Through this album I hope to raise awareness of Vittorio Arrigoni's life and mission; a beautiful man whose integrity and humanity has moved me deeply. I really hope you will enjoy it.

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Personnel: Blake: vocals, acoustic guitar; Helen Bousfield: bass; Joe Brown: mandolin, vocals;
Richard Kilbey: slide guitar; Chris Scrivens: drums.
Stay human you taught us
Keep your hope burning bright
Don't be scared of the shadows,
Don't be fooled by the night..

In the menacing madness
In the terrible fight
Walk on into the darkness
Carrying your light..

Uh-uh-oh-oh, tell me it's not true
Uh-uh-oh, I still believe in you
Oh you know, – we'll never let you go
We'll never let you go

Bury him in the mountains
Under beautiful flowers
Blossoming for freedom
In the darkest hours..

He was a friend and a brother
He came across the sea
He gave his life for a people
So their lives could be free..

Uh-uh-oh-oh, tell me it's not so
Uh-uh-oh, the world needs to know
To know, – we'll never let you go

We'll never let you go…

Contributed by giorgio - 2012/12/12 - 08:33



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