Nigel Barrett

Nigel Barrett

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Pop - Standards | Torrox, Malaga, Málaga, Spain
Total Song Plays: 5,757   
Member Since: 2008
   Last Login: 10/18/2019

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Song Description

The ongoing situation in Zimbabwe is something few can ignore. The rich, corrupt and powerful leaders, and their indifference to the suffering of the people of Zimbabwe, are something I felt compelled to write about. Original concept was to write the song from the viewpoint of the native people, but on reflection it could also be said to apply to the white farmers who were removed and the resulting food disaster.

Story Behind the Song

Music was written first. The lyrical content reflects for me the musical tone of the song - the chorus chords are quite emotive in the structure.

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There is a whole lot to like about this song! To start with- it has lyrics with a definitive message and so kudos for that!!! The instruments (although mostly programmed) support the track well enough to convey the song in a positive way. The lead vocals are solid as well as the background vocals which compliments the song well. Best wishes!!!

    - Charlie Shock

A capturing introduction that takes the listener's imagination on a journey. A wonderful array of cleverly articulated lyrics. The questions posed within the chorus offer introspective thought. The instrumental sections are timed well.
An uplifting instrumental with an 80's style essence. Well crafted original lyrics and use of imagery.

    - Geraldine Taylor
Lyrics

They're walking for miles with their lives on their heads
And wondering what the future holds
For each of their children
Sadness abounds on the long road ahead
Wondering when the next meal comes
For each of their children
And when they dream about the future
They dream of one day going home
To the land where they were born
The land that they rightfully own

It's in the eyes of children it's in the eyes of every man
The hope they had is fading the hope of everyone in the land
It's in the mouths of hunger it's in the tears of true despair
The eyes of Zimbabwe are wondering if we really care

Their voices are gone big feet in the air
Crushing every dream they had
For each of their children
Hunger abounds with arms outstretched
Wondering if it's the last breath
For each of their children
And while they're questioning their faith
The ones with all the power just smile
They are waving all their fingers
Of blame across the thousands of miles

It's in the eyes of children it's in the eyes of every man
The hope they had is fading the hope of everyone in the land
It's in the mouths of hunger it's in the tears of true despair
Tears of Zimbabwe no tears from a millionaire

It's in the eyes of children it's in the eyes of every man
The hope they had is fading the hope of everyone in the land
It's in the mouths of hunger it's in the tears of true despair
The eyes of Zimbabwe are wondering if we really care

Song Length
4:12
Genres
Pop - General, Pop - Classic
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Moving, Poignant

Subject Matter
Freedom, Anti

Similar Artists
Coldplay, Joni Mitchell
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

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