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Published on Sep 4, 2012
This song Gaza is from our album Sounds That Can't Be Made. This version is a LOW QUALITY MP3. If you like it and haven't already ordered the CD, please consider doing so. We can only continue to make music to this standard if we are able to make a living from selling it www.marillion.com/shop
This is a song for the people - especially the children - of Gaza. It was written after many conversations with ordinary Palestinians living in the refugee camps of Gaza and the West Bank. I spoke also to Israelis, to N.G.O workers, to a diplomat unofficially working in Jerusalem, and took their perspectives into account whilst writing the lyric. It is not my/our intention to smear the Jewish faith or people - we know many Jews are deeply critical of the current situation - and nothing here is intended to show sympathy for acts of violence,whatever the motivation, but simply to ponder upon where desperation inevitably leads.
Many Gazan children are now the grandchildren of Palestinians BORN in the refugee camps - so called "temporary" shelters. Temporary for over 50 years now.. Gaza is today, effectively, a city imprisoned without trial. We ask you to add your voice to those already campaigning and lobbying for a peaceful and urgent resolution to this desperately unfair situation.
Please check out the "Hoping" foundation (www.hopingfoundation.org) which provides facilities and materials for Palestinian children enabling them to play, to learn, and to express themselves through art, music, and the performing arts.
Help if you can. To dream, might not after all, be just a dream. h (September 2012)