Raise Up

by Tim OT

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This track was used as a music video for when myself and friends busked for 24 hours straight to raise money for Syria Relief, catch that video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJqcJN8YYrw


I'll shed one for the wanderer,
Who stands up every day,
On shards of broken glass,
With his heart in the right place,

He's quite sick of a lot of things,
Like being broke, and being called, a protest singer,
Every fucking time he hits the stage

I heard him at a wedding,
Singing songs for the bride,
No one listened he got paid,
He went home and slept all night,

How can I blame him?
If I was in the red,
Fighting racism and war,
Would be the last thing on my mind,

But still I try,

To raise up,
Whatever banner I've got now
Raise it up,
Whatever that means,

In the belly of the riot,
There was barely any sense,
Just posers dreaming pipe dreams,
Trading Pamphlets on the fence,

And I sung a song by Billy Bragg,
And that all just rolled their eyes,
So I left the insurrection,
Now I'm running for my life

To raise up,
Whatever banner I've got now
Raise it up,
Whatever that means,

Our words they are enough,
And they have been from the start,
And I don't need a picket line to start a fire in my heart,
I don't need success,
In my life to say,
Whatever's screwed you up
You might not be OK,

But with your love in our world,
You'll always be enough,
And you can be the glue,
When they pull it all apart,

So please just try,

To raise up,
Whatever banner you've got now
Raise it up,
Whatever that means,

Raise up,
Whatever banner you've got now
Raise it up,
And that's good enough for me,

Thats good enough for me!


released March 5, 2016
Song: Raise Up
Written and performed by Tim OT
Drums: Belinda Webb
Organ: Jamie Gray
Lead guitar: Mathew Reynolds
Bass: Sam Duckworth
Backing Vocals: Sam Duckworth and Charlotte Trowse
Cello: Lucie Arnoux
Violin: Hannah Morgan
Recorded, produced and mixed by: Sam Duckworth and Jay Malhotra (Amazing Grace studios)
Mastered: Tom Woodhead (Hippocratic Mastering)



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