Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Welcome Home - Dave Dobbyn



.......... and here is the other great Kiwi Song that I mentioned on the previous post ....... come to think about it (and I have) there are a huge number of really good Kiwi Songs ........ I will continue with this song posting theme........ watch this space.

'Welcome Home' is a song by New Zealand singer/songwriter, Dave Dobbyn. The chorus is gorgeous: 'Welcome home from the bottom of our hearts/from the bottom of our hearts ... So welcome home, see I made a space for you now.' It is a song sung in response to a racist incident, in which a far right group suggested Chinese migrants were no longer welcome in New Zealand.


WELCOME HOME - Dave Dobbyn

Tonight I am feeling for you
under the state of a strange land

you have sacrificed much to be here
‘there but for grace…’ as I offer my hand
welcome home, i bid you welcome,
i bid you welcome
welcome home
from the bottom of my heart

out here on the edge

the empire is fading by the day
and the world is so weary in war
maybe we’ll find that new way

so welcome home, see i made a space for you now
welcome home from the bottom of our heart
welcome home from the bottom of our hearts
keep it coming now - keep it coming now
you’ll find most of us here with our hearts wide open
keep it coming now - keep on coming now
keep it coming now - keep on coming now

there’s a woman with her hands trembling - haere mai
and she sings with a mountain’s memory - haere mai

there’s a cloud the full length of these isles
just playing chase with the sun and it’s black and it’s white
and it’s wild
all the colours are one
so welcome home, i bid you welcome, I bid you welcome
welcome home from the bottom of our hearts
welcome home, see i made a space for you now
welcome home from the bottom of our hearts

from the bottom of our hearts
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