Here's a song I wrote yesterday and recorded today, called "I Am The Child of an Immigrant".
I figured I'd let the world hear it immediately. It's free to download, and please do feel free to share it about.
Music & Lyrics (C) Luke Tuchscherer 2017.
Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and mandolin by Luke Tuchscherer.
I am the child of an immigrant
My father comes from Deutschland
My mother is the child of an immigrant
Yeah, grandma came from Ireland
My darling, she’s an immigrant
She hails from the Emerald Isle too
So tell me Mr Xenophobe
What makes us different to you?
There’s a war going on in Syria
Aleppo razed to ruin
People are running from Isis
Just to drown in the Mediterranean
Are they not still human?
Are they not still frightened?
Just tell me what you’d do sir
If you were caught in the fighting?
You say they come from Europe
With only one intention
To live off the fat of our benefits
But it’s the Tories stripping your pension
It’s the banks who are getting the tax breaks
It’s the wealthy profiting from poverty
The idle rich in their mansions
Just for winning the genetic lottery
You say they’re taking all our jobs
It’s the lump of labour fallacy
Folks don’t come to rob us
They only help grow our economy
So where’d you get your news sir?
Throw that rag The Mail away
Check your facts before you speak sir
And together we can find a new way