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  • Missy Higgins - Oh Canada [Official Video]

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    Missy's latest single OH CANADA out now. For more info visit http://www.missyhiggins.com

    Video production credits for 'Oh Canada’:
    Directed by Natasha Pincus
    Animation Director: Nicholas Kallincos
    Animation:
    Nicholas Kallincos
    Sal Cooper
    Seb Fowler
    Produced by stark raving productions
    http://www.starkravingprodu...

    100% of Net proceeds of sales for OH CANADA go to ASRC (Asylum Seekers Resource Centre)
    http://www.asrc.org.au

    Caritas and World Vision support programs in Syria and neighbouring countries that create spaces where children can express their feelings of the past and hopes for the future. The drawings in this film are by children in Caritas programs in Damascus, Syria and in World Vision programs in Beirut, Lebanon. Both the global Caritas network and World Vision have helped millions of people affected by the crisis in the Middle East. Help Caritas Australia and the Caritas network continue this important work by visiting http://www.caritas.org.au/s... Help World Vision to provide ongoing support through these projects by visiting http://www.worldvision.com....

    Oh Canada - Lyrics

    He was carried from the water by a solider
    And the picture screams a thousand different words
    He was running from the terror with his father
    Who once believed that nothing could be worse

    So he'd handed a man two thousand precious dollars
    The way you’d rest a bird in a lion’s open jaw
    And he told his boys that Canada was waiting
    There was hope upon her golden shores

    But at night he said a quiet prayer to the wind

    Oh Canada, if you can hear me now
    Won’t you open up your arms towards the sea?
    Oh Canada, if you can help me out
    All I ever wanted was a safe place for my family

    Well the days were long but the nights were even longer
    And the babies never left their mothers’ side
    But the boat was small and the waves were getting stronger
    And they began to fear they’d not survive

    So the father said “We gotta hold each other tighter
    I’m not losing everyone I love tonight
    And we’ve come so far I know that out there somewhere
    There’s a place where we'll not fear for our lives”

    But as he held onto the side of the boat he looked up at the sky

    Oh Canada, if you can hear me now
    Won’t you open up your arms towards the sea
    Oh Canada, if you can help me out
    The sea is turning and I think we’re going down

    Anyone if you can hear me now,
    Won’t you open up your heart towards the sea
    Anyone, please help us out
    All we ever wanted was a safe place for our family

    There’s a million ways to justify your fear
    There’s a million ways to measure out your words
    But the body of Alan being laid upon the sand
    Tell me how do you live with that?

    Music credits for 'Oh Canada':
    Written by Missy Higgins
    Published by Missy Higgins Productions
    Produced by Missy Higgins and Pip Norman at Meliodora Studios
    Mixed by Tony Espie
    Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound
    Missy Higgins: Vocals & Piano
    Australian Children's Choir: Backing vocals
    Pip Norman: Additional Keyboards & Bass
    Dustin McLean: Pump Organ
    Matthew Green: Guitar
    Justin Marshall: Percussion & Drums
    Ryan Ritchie: String arrangements
    Kristian Winter: Violin 1
    Ioana Tache: Violin 2
    Leah Zweck: Viola
    Blair Harris: Cello Show less
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