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Run Habibti Now Run (Instrumental)
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Instrumental track of song 'Run, Habibti, Now Run' (Donna Devine & Billy Playle).
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Previous peak charts position #25
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #12
Billy Playle (music/melody/arrangement)
Donna Devine & Billy Playle
January 11, 2016
MP3 7.6 MB
243 kbps bitrate
4:22 minutes
Story behind the song
Inspired by the disturbing and tragic situation in 2015 in Europe involving asylum seekers from Syria and other war-torn countries. The vocal version of the song will be posted separately on completion.
Lyrics
Run, Habibti, Now Run! V1 Her husband and son Are the blood on her blouse Which stained the debris Of what was a house Her mother's last words were Run, Habibti, Now Run! Pre-chorus She's a drop in an ocean Of refugee souls A swell that won't stop And oh, what a toll Chorus Past barbed-wire borders She hurries along Driven by waves of despair ...Past angry red scrawls On signs that inform her In capital letters …She's not welcome there V2 The pains have begun Though she's still on the tracks She longs to lie down But no going back Her mother's last words were Run, Habibti, Now Run! Pre-chorus She's a drop in an ocean Of refugee souls A life without war Their desperate goal Chorus Past barbed-wire borders She hurries along Driven by waves of despair ...Past angry red scrawls On signs that inform her In capital letters …She's not welcome there Instrumental bridge Chorus Past barbed-wire borders She hurries along Driven by waves of despair ...Past angry red scrawls On signs that inform her In capital letters …She's not welcome there Outro 'Run, habibti' Run, habibti' 'Run, Habibti, Now Run!' © 2015 Donna Devine
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