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Greg Holden - The Lost Boy

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Uploaded on Dec 20, 2011

You can buy this song at http://bit.ly/1j7e1mC
You can stream this song at http://www.gregholdenonline.com

Thank you to the amazing response to this song in The Netherlands, and now also the USA. This song was inspired by the book "What is the What?" by American writer Dave Eggers. It is about a Sudanese Refugee called Valentino Achak Deng and it is truly one of the most devastating but inspiring books I've ever read. Please read it. And if you want to support the cause and help the ongoing project for his village of Marial Bai in South Sudan, check out http://www.valentinoachakdeng.org, please.

The song was originally released last Christmas after being used throughout the annual Radio 3FM charity campaign 'Serious Request' in the Netherlands. Serious Request raised €8,600,000 for Red Cross last year which is incredible. I was truly honoured to be a part of such an amazing campaign and will never forget it. It was also recently used in the American TV show 'Son's Of Anarchy' during a funeral service for a character called Opie, which has generated new interest in the song. I couldn't be happier that more people are hearing this song. Although I'm so excited for this new exposure, and glad people can relate to it in a different context, I'd really love it if people could still remember what the song is truly about. A REAL problem, something that continues to happen and that so many people do not know about.

Thank you so much everyone.



The Lost Boy -

I left my home still as a child
I walked a thousand sorry miles
To wait for my father to gather up his tools
He said my boy you've got to run
Don't wait for me, don't wait for mum
We'll come get you when it's safe for us to move

So I waited many years
Held back the pain behind my tears
For my father to come find me like he said
In that time I was alone
So many years without my home
I made brothers of a different kind instead

At the time I didn't know
Just how hard the wind could blow
Towards disaster, and the things that I would see
I never found my father
I never found my mother either
But I know that in my lifetime I will be

A hero to the masses
To those born without chances
There's a freedom that everyone deserves
I know there's greed and there's corruption
I've seen death and mass destruction
But I'm telling you and I hope that I am heard

I will not be commanded
I will not be controlled
I will not let my future go on, without the help of my soul

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