Sangatte

by Minnie Birch

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I wrote the lyrics to this song while volunteering with Care4Calais in Summer 2016.
I didn't have my guitar with me at the time so it is made up of the little notes I wrote in my diary while I was there. All the money raised from the song will go to the charity who work to support refugees by providing food, clothing and support.

lyrics

Oh lend me your hairbrush and dress me in rags
These things that I borrow one day I'll give back
For women are made in the mud and the stone
Our fighting and violence wont bring our girls home

So lend them your heart, they do not need your shoes
Their barefeet can walk on this land they don't choose
It will only drag them down if they swim through the blue
So lend them your heart, they do not need your shoes

My little red book and the tallest white fence
makes me different from you and I have no defence
The people who are made in this mud and in stone
are equal to me until I choose to go home


So lend them your heart, they do not need your shoes
Their barefeet can walk on this land they don't choose
It will only drag them down if they swim through the blue
So lend them your heart, they do not need your shoes

There is so much difference between you and me
you have far more courage, far more humility
There is so much difference between you and me
In the morning I'm going home

So lend them your shoes and give them your heart
Pack the things you don't need in the back of your car
we left them here to drown in the blue
give them your hearts, lend them your shoes

credits

released March 27, 2017
Written and performed by Minnie Birch
Recorded and produced by Lauren Deakin-Davies
Track Mastered by Rob Groucutt

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Sometimes I sing alone. Sometimes I sing with my friends but writing songs and singing them is what I love to do xx

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