Gems — 24 June 2012

Jubilee Celebration song composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow. Latter travelled to many Commonwealth countries to get people to contribute to the song. Listen carefully to the blind aboriginal in the Blue Mountains in Oz. Somehow very sannyasin-like!

 

Some words they can’t be spoken only sung
So hear a thousand voices shouting love

There’s a place, there’s a time
In this life when you sing what you are feeling
Find your feet, stand your ground
Don’t you see
Right now the world is listening to what we say

Sing it louder, sing it clearer
Knowing everyone will hear you,
Make some noise, find your voice tonight
Sing it stronger, sing together
Make this moment last forever
Old and young
Shouting love tonight

To sing we’ve had a lifetime to wait
And see a thousand faces celebrate

You brought hope, you brought light
Conquered fear, it wasn’t always easy
Stood your ground, kept your faith
Don’t you see
Right now the world is listening to what we say

Sing it louder, sing it clearer
Knowing everyone will hear you,
Make some noise, find your voice tonight
Sing it stronger, sing together
Make this moment last forever
Old and young
Shouting love tonight

Some words they can’t be spoken only sung
To hear a thousand voices shouting love
And light and hope

© copyright 2012 The Really Useful Group Ltd. & Sony / ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.

‘Sing’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow was the official song of the Diamond Jubilee. It was performed by the Military Wives with Gareth Malone and musicians from across the Commonwealth including the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Band, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Slum Drummers from Kenya’s Kibera slum, African Children’s Choir and many more. It was recorded at Abbey Road studios and also on location in Australia, Kenya, Jamaica and the Solomon Islands. More on the performers: www.jubileesing.com

 

Submitted by Veena

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