It’s been a while since I wrote a song, blame it on being busy with adjusting to my new life in Linköping (loving it though!). I also haven’t had anything I’ve cared so much about to be inspired to write a so until now. Make it the first that’s not about a boy not anyone I know 😛
In a way, somehow something feels wrong. Today, I’m celebrating my friends’ love for one another during their wedding. In other parts of the world, people die for not being in love with the “right” people. Tomorrow, I’m going to travel across continents for vacation. Others travel across continents fleeing for their lives, only to be told to return on arrival.
As a response to current events such as the Orlando shooting, the sudden rise of xenophobia and the crisis in Syria to name a few, I was finally able to put my thoughts into words through this song. Sometimes we take for granted what we have and forget that we are actually the minority in the world. Others can only dream of having lives like ours. But it shouldn’t be the case. I guess we can only keep dreaming of a better tomorrow, but for it to be a reality, we must begin with ourselves ❤️
Am F C G
Another headline, another day
Where it says
People dead and numbers rising
When did it become okay
You’re not welcome gates are closing
I see the banners hanging high, telling stories that don’t lie
Can’t we see, can’t we see
I hear the people screaming loud, all together in a crowd
They all sing, they all sing
Why can’t we love? 2x
Why can we live? 2x
When I look back to this day, would I say
I’m not the reason this is happening
But don’t we have a part to play? A price to pay?
We are happy, they are suffering
When did freedom have a price?
When did living not suffice?
To be free, to be free
When did love become a fight?
When did people lose their right?
To love, to love