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

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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 2 years ago