It's Your Right: 'Shield' - Live at Farmleigh House

Ellen(right) and Carla(left) perform their song 'Shield' live at Farmleigh House at the symposium celebrating 10 years of the Ombudsman for Children's Office. They have kindly loaned their original song 'Shield' to us for the "It's Your Right' campaign.
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Watch the video of the live performance on our It's Your Right Vimeo Channel here: https://vimeo.com/93501641
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Below is a text transcript of the performance.
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00:00-00:47
Emily Logan: In relation to our tenth anniversary, most of the work that we have been doing with children and young people is a very very significant digital project called It's Your Right, and what we did was we looked around the country and we asked children and young people to share their views and in their own voices about their experience of children’s rights, and out of the blue, and what’s really lovely about being an Ombudsman for Children is so many uplifting thing happen. This was one of those uplifting moments when we had two young girls, Carla and Ellen, who sent, of their own volition, sent into us a song that they have written about children’s rights and about the protection of children’s rights. And I’m going to ask Ellen and Carla to sing for us, to remind us that young people can contribute in very serious and very responsible ways.
00:47- 04:33
(Background Noise)
Song: ‘Shield’
Lyrics
Verse 1: Dry your eyes my friend
The danger's passed you're safe and sound
There's only so long you can build it up,
before the walls fall down
Chorus: so let me be your shield
I can be your armour
Nothing more can hurt you now as long as I am here
Verse 2: So listen to my words keep spirits high and demons low
I am here and I will always be when you say we go
I know we'll win this war so have no fear and have no doubt
And if you hear the voices let me know I'll drown them out
Chorus: So let me be your shield
I can be your armour
Nothing more can hurt you now as long as I am here
Bridge: So throw away your white flag
and give up on looking back
'cos tomorrow is all thats in my mind
The sun is out the skies are clear
Full of hope and rid of fear
from inside
Chorus: So let me be your shield
I can be your armour
Nothing more can hurt you now as long as I am here
(©EllenandCarla2014)
04:35
Applause and Cheers from Audience
Fade out
04:50
END
over 1 year ago