Dreams Like Ours

by Nathan Maingard

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A song of sadness, about the refugees and those who care about them. I didn't plan to write it, and it's a little scary to share, cos it's such a big painful subject. And yet, I am a writer, and this is how my heart speaks sometimes. May these words bring a depth of feeling and compassion to all who hear.

I -as I'm sure many of us are- am deeply affected by the refugee situation in Europe. I think it's insane that our leaders are so obsessed with their invented borders that people are dying while the politicians avoid helping.

We are all ONE FAMILY sharing ONE EARTH, we've got to do this together!

Happily, there are also many beautiful stories of hope, like in Germany where people are welcoming refugees with open arms, and I know many who are taking steps to support those in need. There is light in the world, and I am so grateful for this!

This song asked to be sung, I hope that it helps in some small way.

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I have a simple question
Though the answer I think will bring me pain
Why do our rulers turn aside
As you wash up on the shore today

So many dreams like ours
Lost beneath the waves
Doesn’t seem so fair somehow
Who pays the price in graves

These lines they invented
Keep us separated and caged
But every child just wants to love
Still I watch them pass away

So many dreams like ours
Lost beneath the waves
Doesn’t seem so fair somehow
Who pays the price in graves

But I see the light in those who fight
For the right to give and to share
Those who raise their voices, make clear their choices
Say “you are all welcome here"

So many dreams like ours
Lost beneath the waves
Doesn’t seem so fair somehow
Who pays the price in graves

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released September 7, 2015
Always: MY PATRONS! Thank you all, for the time to go deep and bring this into the world

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Nathan Maingard Cape Town, South Africa

"His voice is soft, yet powerful, his lyrics whimsical and truly extraordinary. Folk, rebellion and beauty can be heard in all his songs." -Lydia's Reviews

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