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You Are Not Alone - Emeli Sandé

This song moved me to tears today when I heard it for the first time. It speaks to me very deeply. It feels like an anthem for our times. I feel the tension of the fork in the road we are at. It feels like I am out of step with the entire world. Is it only me that wants peace, not conflict? To help people, not harm them? To speak truth, no matter how uncomfortable it may be? To progress further forward, to climb higher, to expand beyond our restrictions? Britain is currently at the threshold of two doors - one seems to offer everything that I align with, and the other door takes us backwards, downwards, inwards, running from imaginary monsters while creating real ones. 

 

It feels like I am alone standing in opposition to the inevitable - but as this song shows - I AM NOT ALONE.

 

 

 

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You Are Not Alone

Emeli Sandé

Are you sick and tired of being lied to?
Getting kinda bored of being ignored?
Can't find the tribe that you belong to?
Oh my friend, you are not alone

Are you tired of begging for some answers?
Are you scared you won't make it out alive?
Does it make you sick when truth is censored?
Oh my friend, you are not alone

Oh you are not alone here, don't fear
You are not alone here, no way
There's plenty more others here, yeah yeah
My friend, oh you are not alone

Are you tired of working for the minimum?
Has your heart adjusted to the dark?
Well does it make you sick they kill the innocent?
Oh my friend, you are not alone

Well, are you dreaming of a brighter future?
Somewhere the children can be free
Will you risk it all to tell the truth? Yeah
My friend, oh you are not alone

Oh you are not alone here, don't fear
You are not alone here, no way
There's plenty more others here, yeah yeah
My friend, oh you are not alone

Are you tired of feeling so invisible?
Are you sick of silencing your voice?
Do you still have hope that peace is possible?
My friend, oh you are not alone

You are not alone here, don't fear
You are not alone here, no way
There's plenty more others here, yeah yeah
My friend, oh you are not alone

You are not alone here, (don't fear)
You are not alone (here), no way, no way
There's plenty more others here, yeah yeah
My friend, you are not alone
You are not alone (you are not alone)

You are not alone here, (don't fear)
(You are not alone here, no way) no way
(There's plenty more others here, yeah yeah)
My friend, oh you are not alone

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@Mike Cleverly,  I always hear this song in my head when I feel like giving up... but I don't 'cause I have PERSISTENCE as my True Personality. From your country mates: Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up (ft. Kate Bush)  ♥♥♥

 

 

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5 hours ago, Evelin said:

"Is it only me that wants peace, not conflict?"

 

@Mike Cleverly, you are not alone in this.

A couple of years ago (2014 perhaps?) I suddenly felt I can no longer stand being so close to the defense sector as I was through my marriage. Wasn't the main reason for my divorce, but part of it, certainly. I'm still quite exhausted from the past 7-10 years of my life, which have been intensely emotional, but I try to do my part towards a more peaceful world. I open doors, smile to children and their tired parents, etc. I'm even getting a bit tired of sarcasm -- who knew that was possible!

 

Very interesting to read your experience. I could probably have moved into the defense sector, there are several sites near me. The pay for being in the killing business is better than my current pay in the healing business in a hospital. I have a friend who worked for the Ministry of Defence near Bath, he told me the money was great, the work was easy, but he told me he was procuring stocks of bullets to ship out to our forces in the Middle East. The quantities were in the millions. Millions of rounds of ammunition. If even one of them kills a person I wouldn't want to be in the chain of people who took money to make it happen. No, there's no part of the military I could be happy to work for, not even office jobs. If it was a case of the survival of people around us, as in World War 2, that's a different matter. 

 

I fell into my current job by accident, but it's actually perfect for me. I am part of the chain of people fixing people up and sending them back out into the world again. 

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"Is it only me that wants peace, not conflict?"

 

@Mike Cleverly, you are not alone in this.

A couple of years ago (2014 perhaps?) I suddenly felt I can no longer stand being so close to the defense sector as I was through my marriage. Wasn't the main reason for my divorce, but part of it, certainly. I'm still quite exhausted from the past 7-10 years of my life, which have been intensely emotional, but I try to do my part towards a more peaceful world. I open doors, smile to children and their tired parents, etc. I'm even getting a bit tired of sarcasm -- who knew that was possible!

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Thank you.  You are not alone!  Thinking of you and your upcoming election.  It does affect all of us.

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Thank You @Mike Cleverly , great voice and lyrics! In a time such as now, everything that keeps us up is sooo necessary, take good care of Your Beautiful Self. Reading Michael December Energy Report everyday helps me too and of course a lot of MUSIC!!!

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