Change

This song was written as a response to “The Natashas” by Victor Malarek – a book I have not yet been able to finish.  The thought was, what if a song could be written, recorded, and successful enough that its airplay were to reach radio in places where trafficked girls and slave labourers and religious prisoners were?  Some of them believe their predicament is a sort of punishment for their sins.  They feel cut off from God and from hope and from the rest of the world.   Many commit suicide if chance presents itself.  If I could speak to them, I would want to encourage them to hold on, help is coming.  Partly through eventual proceeds from the song itself, it is hoped.  There are so many fine agencies working to bring change, and I applaud them all.  Maybe I can be part of the answer.

Where you stand on that road

Eyes on you cold and smouldering

You are not forgotten

Caught, you work in the crucible

Seen as something usable

But you are not fogotten

You are not invisible

You are not irretrievable

Hearts bleed and saints pray

And strangers give their time away

To chip at the mountain

That stone-like surrounds you

So don’t you give up hope!

We’re bringing change

Where you languish so long

And your faith proves too strong, you know

You are not forgotten

Every tear Heaven holds

Every prayer God enfolds in His arms

You are not forgotten

You are not expendable

Don’t you know you’re irreplaceable?

Hearts bleed and saints pray

And strangers give their time away

To chip at the mountain

That stone-like surrounds you

So don’t you give up hope!

We’re bringing change

You are not alone in this

And you do not own this mess

You are not alone in this

Do not own this loneliness

Hearts bleed and saints pray

And strangers give their time away

To chip at the mountain

That stone-like surrounds you

So don’t you give up hope!

We’re bringing change!

(C) 2012 Rebekah Robinson

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