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  1. Your New Home

From the recordings Brave EP and Your New Home

On 15 March 2019, New Zealand and the world were stunned by an act of hatred. A terror attack in a Mosque caused 51 people to lose their lives, and affected many more. The victims were immigrants and refugees who called New Zealand their new home.

I wrote this song as a tribute to them as well as to immigrants all over the world who are simply trying to live their best lives for them and their families. It also serves as a reminder to the world that we are all one people and to condemn discrimination of any kind.

Lyrics

You were just a little girl, your folks moved here to start new lives
You bought into the idea that your future would be bright
In your new home
You wouldn’t have to hide

So you started here from scratch, made new friends on your first day
You felt safe for the first time, out in the open you could play
In your new home
You wouldn’t have to hide

But evil comes in many forms
Ignorance comes in many shades
The world is under a raging storm
In your new home
And it took your precious life away

A world of hate, is a world in pain
Can’t we realise, we’re humans, and we’re all the same
When darkness smothers us, together we must pray
For the ones, who gave away
Their lives

So you learnt a brand new language, at school you did well to keep up
All the other kids were nice to you, you found people you could trust
In your new home
You didn’t have to hide

But you never would forget your roots, and so you never should
Your beliefs were at the heart of you, and people understood
In your new home
You didn’t have to hide

But evil comes in many forms
Ignorance comes in many shades
The world is under a raging storm
In your new home
And it took your precious life away

A world of hate, is a world in pain
Can’t we realise, we’re humans, and we’re all the same
When darkness smothers us, together we must pray
For the ones, who gave away
Their lives

Gather round, burn your candle,
And shine their light