Tuesday, February 3, 2009

We will not go down (Song for Gaza)



A blinding flash of white light
Lit up the sky over Gaza tonight
People running for cover
Not knowing whether they're dead or alive

They came with their tanks and their planes
With ravaging fiery flames
And nothing remains
Just a voice rising up in the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

Women and children alike
Murdered and massacred night after night
While the so-called leaders of countries afar
Debated on who's wrong or right

But their powerless words were in vain
And the bombs fell down like acid rain
But through the tears and the blood and the pain
You can still hear that voice through the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight

We will not go down
In Gaza tonight


Following unprecedented public support, Michael Hearts Song for Gaza - We will not go down- continues to spread globally, two weeks after it was posted online. As of today, January 22, there are:

* Over 700,000 views on YouTube
* Over 250,000 downloads of mp3
* Over 10,000 emails, comments and messages of
support

It has been, and continues to be, played on radio stations and television channels in several countries, and it was chanted in demonstrations and rallies all over the globe, with several available online. It has been translated into a dozen languages and subtitled on numerous clips. More than 100 new clips have been made with We will not go down by people all over the world, and thousands of websites have uploaded the clip and posted the lyrics. Many people have written to confirm they had donated to UNRWA, as requested by the artist after download of the song for free.

Most importantly, We will not go down has reached people in Gaza, who took advantage of rare moments of electricity access to send Michael emails full of touching and inspiring messages, describing their feelings of hope and determination when hearing the song.

Michael Heart has received numerous media requests for interviews the world over; the ones he has given will be posted on his website as they get published. For any information about the artist, please visit http://michaelheart.com/Michael_Heart_Bio.html.


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