Genre: Pop-Folk
Released: December 2018
URL: /sndblnd.co/3lVk

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Olives and Clementines




Composition

SimonW

Simon Wright ("SimonW")

Lyrics

Edinburgh United Kingdom

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offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Vocals and all Music, Song Arrangemebnt, and Production

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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Sound Recording

offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Vocals and all Music, Song Arrangemebnt, and Production

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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SimonW

Simon Wright ("SimonW")

Lyrics

Edinburgh United Kingdom

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Artist's Notes

The inspiration for this song was watching a BBC documentary about the very sad plight of ordinary people in war-torn Palestine. Their lives have been ravaged by conflict and there is no end in sight, no real prospect of a return to normality. The lyric makes no claims on the political rights or wrongs; it's just about how the conflict is impacting civilians who happen to be caught up in it.


Lyrics

 

Olives and Clementines

 

 

 

(Verse 1)

 

Olives and clementines once grew here
Gaggles of children zig-zagging and laughing,
Cats and dogs lazing in the shade
Well-fed from the tidbits that we gave away.

 

 

 

(Verse 2)

 

Olives and clementines once grew here
Picked by young mothers giggling freely,
Men and boys kicking balls on the grass
Enjoying our lives as we did every day.

 

 

 

(Bridge)

 

Then the bombs came
And the bullets rained,
The graveyard, ravenous
Swallowed our loved ones,

 

Leaving only their names

 

 

 

(Verse 3)

 

Olives and clementines once grew here
Now barb wire and barricades lurk darkly,
Boys and girls crouching in the shadows

 

They know their futures will be counted in wars.

 

 

 

(Outro)

 

Amidst all the carnage

 

Life goes on;

 

A hairdresser sings in his salon

 

A lover dreams of his girl far away,

 

An amputee dad carries his baby

 

And the sun sets on another day

 

 

 

Written by Simon Wright

 

(September 2018)

 

Collaborating From

Edinburgh United Kingdom
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom