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Carrie Tree  - Human Kindness - Union Chapel - London
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Carrie Tree - Human Kindness - Union Chapel - London

Live at London's Union Chapel. Human Kindness is from Carrie's album 'The Canoe'. Available on spotify, and at www.carrietree.co.uk Human Kindness Lyrics I know that there’s more to this ugly game I see a war designed to never be tamed I’ve slept in the rubble, amongst the shame Screaming at the bombs , this is not in my name I’m seeking kindness I’m longing for safety I'm praying for home I’m craving compassion Searching for sanity Praying for home I’ve been stripped to the bone Home Is where we can belong Home Is where our children grow strong Home Is where the fire burns long Home Is where peace can come from I’ve travelled for months, ran thousands of miles I fled the land that holds the heart of my kin And I know you now see the torn state I’m in I can’t tell you my name or the places I’ve been ... I’m praying for human kindness I'm praying for human forgiveness I'm praying for us to all to belong They call me a migrant They call me a thief They call me a beggar man An asylum seeker I was once a teacher I was once a family man I was once a dreamer A community leader And I’ve seen friends and family all scattered and broken and we don’t know why the cruelty keeps raging Yes I’m seeking your kindness I’m longing for safely I'm praying for home I’m craving compassion Searching for meaning And I feel so alone I’ve been stripped to the bone Home Is where we can belong Home Is where our children grow strong Home Is where the fire burns long Home Is where peace can come from The album song ’Human Kindness’ is inspired by homelessness and the refugee crisis with Carrie stating, "I was aware of the desperation and need for volunteers and felt compelled to try and help, so I spent a few days at a refugee camp in Calais and wrote it after talking to a man who had fled his war-torn country with just the clothes he was wearing. In a wider sense, the song is also about the fundamental human need for ‘home' and the link between a sense of belonging and kindness, but this is a raw and painful struggle for so many. In Calais I met people who had seen their homes and lands destroyed and had become separated from their families. It is history repeating itself once again. The terms ‘asylum seeker’ and ‘migrant’ are used so often, but I can feel distant when hearing them. When I saw what these people needed, it felt so much more real to me than these labels. Every person has a name, a beating heart, dreams and loves. It connected me to the universal needs of every human being."