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Gavin
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31/01/2020 10:55 pm  

On a day when the forces of darkness seem to be winning, what started out as a love song/anthem for the EU feels more like a lament. Gutted and angry, but staying positive about all that the EU has done and continues to do to make the world a better place. Grateful for the opportunities it gave me and sad for the generations who have seen their horizons shrink.

The Same Sun Shines On Us All (A Song For Europe)

It's time to get all emotional about Europe!This is not a song about Brexit, but is is inspired by the realization that daft ideas like Brexit are not based on reason. In 2016, all the boring old facts and reason were on the Remainers' side, but the Leavers had emotion - and look who won. So, rather than waste my time trying to inject reason where it's not welcome, this is an attempt to inject a bit of emotion into the other side, the stodgy old, sensible idea of Europe.It's a work in progress, and the last verse is supposed to have young people from various countries singing in their language. I'm just filling in until I find them. I don't speak the last one, so I'm counting on my pronunciation being so bad that those who do will not recognize it and assume it must be one they don't speak either.

Posted by Gavin & The Mysterious Beings on Friday, December 6, 2019

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Deacon
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02/02/2020 9:04 pm  

Hello Gav, Great song and great video, Thank you for sharing.  It may be years before we understand the why's and where for, I know I don't really understand it all, but stay positive my friend.  Best wishes,

Speak soon

 

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Gavin
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03/02/2020 2:20 am  

@deacon

Glad you enjoyed it, Deac. I posted it before, but, given the occasion, thought I'd revive it in a spirit of sadness but also defiance against those who seem determined to make our world a smaller, meaner place.

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moraamarolaloba
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03/02/2020 11:23 am  

Es verdad  @Gavin
I did not know you have a Facebook profile!!
Your song is, as you say, more a lament than a love song... Europe, a wonderful woman name but full of disasters and wars... And now, a divorce... hmm hmmm the Brexit...
As one of the collateral damaged people I like very much your song and the memory of when borders only existed on the maps of Europe.
Saludos

Mora

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YrralMallik
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04/06/2020 12:35 pm  

Enjoyed Da Listen.(;LOVE DA KEYS;)

Larry G. Killam


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Sunset Poet - Martin
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06/06/2020 7:38 pm  

Lovely sentiment and song. Enjoyed the pics.


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Gavin
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06/06/2020 10:17 pm  

Thanks Larry and Marty for listening and commenting. The world has changed a lot since I wrote this. It's almost quaint now to think of Brexit as the biggest tragedy we had to worry about!

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