Human Kindness

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about

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 some time 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 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."

lyrics

Human Kindness

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 traveled 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 seeking kindness...

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’m praying for human kindness
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

Home Is where peace can come from….

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from The Canoe, released April 26, 2019

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New release ‘The Canoe’ is the third album by Brighton based singer-songwriter Carrie Tree. The listener is drawn into her world of mystical storytelling and sublime melody..

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