A selection of lyrics

Can you hear me?   (for the Eu interpreters)

 Open your window, open your heart. 

Can you hear me? 

We’re in the Union, you and I, 

Why do you now deny? 

Can you hear me? 

Can you hear me? 

I speak for you in your place. 

Now tears of emotion wet my face. 

You say that you need me, but you refuse. 

Translate this, “J’accuse!”. 

Can you hear me? 

Can you hear me? 

You’ve closed the door  

But you have the key. 

Can you hear me? 

I’m whispering in your ear. 

Can you hear me? 

I’m speaking in your ear 

Can you hear me? 

I’m yelling in your ear. 

Can you hear me? 

Can you hear me? 

Open your window, open your heart. 

Can you hear me? 

I had your back now I’m outside 

Words are fine, where’s your pride? 

Can you hear me? 

Can you hear me? 

I’ve nothing left to pay my rent,  

Your final offer didn’t make cents/sense 

Keep your pity, keep your loan, 

Keep my number on your phone. 

Can you hear me? 

Can you hear me? 

You’ve closed the door  

But you have the key. 

Can you hear me? 

I’m whispering in your ear. 

Can you hear me? 

I’m speaking in your ear 

Can you hear me? 

I’m yelling in your ear. 

Can you hear me? 

Can you hear me?

 

 

Humanity   (a song of hope in times of Covid19)

I’ve seen photographs of you  

In colourful display.  

Like a star in a distant galaxy  

But on the news and on TV.  

It’’s just the darkside we see.  

Please don’t shine bright on me.  

(Chorus)  

Though you’re unseen, we know where  

you’ve been.  

You leave a trail of broken hearts  

And right from the start  

We didn’t know where you’d go.  

Now we don’t know where you are.  

And that’s the scariest thing by far.  

I know you love to dance  

Party all around.  

You socialise all over town  

But I can’t take the chance.  

Don’t stand too close to me  

It’s 6 degrees of separation, by decree.  

After 10 long years of austerity.  

We’ve found that money tree.  

The NHS was on its knees  

Now support is given free.  

If these were other times we could believe  

We have, prosperity.   

As time goes, fault lines show.  

Social apartheid, high rise stay.  

Some have gardens, a place to play.  

Flights are grounded, can’t get away.  

And we wonder, when this is over,  

What then, might we do and say?  

But it’s an ill wind, blows no good.  

To anyone at all.  

People on their balconies  

Sing out, answer the call.   

Can you hear me?  

Hope is alive and so are we.  

Though you’re unseen, we know where  

you’ve been.  

And we’ll mend that trail of broken hearts.  

Right at the start  

We didn’t know what to do.  

Now we’ve danced with you this far.  

We know. who we are.  

Jenny, delivers groceries,  

To people never seen.  

Raoul gives his skills  

In places never been.  

Folk pull together, ask nothing in return  

Lessons, are being learned  

Yes there’s hope, with humanity.  

See what can be done.  

In times, of harsh reality  

We can join as one.  

Let’s continue with this new found grace  

In us the human race  

Working together,  

Rebuild, a better place.  

Come together  

Come together  

Come together, it’s what we do.  

One together  

One together  

One together, me and you.  

One together  

One together  

One together, we’ll see it through.  

  

Colin Chapman April 2020