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There's a boat out on the ocean

A post shared on Facebook on August 5th 2021 in response to the RNLI's statement on rescuing people out on the English Channel who are forced to risk their lives to seek sanctuary:


A song inspired by, and in honour of, the brave RNLI volunteers who don't discriminate. They stand up for the humanity of all those lost at sea, whatever their story may be.

They speak truth to power for it is a basic principal that all lives lost at sea are lives worth saving. They shine a light in a society whose government have lost touch with this most basic of principles, and who are prepared to play with fire to win their game of politics. A gov’t prepared to pander to the voices of racism when it suits their aims.


If the wave of support for the RNLI’s stand is anything to go by - and the 3000% increase of donations after Farage’s comments - there is hope still for a decent and inclusive society who cares for its most vulnerable. For a society that offers sanctuary for people struggling for safety from oppressive regimes, political violence and war. Those who have no choice but to make dangerous journeys, seeking a better future as any of us would do in the same circumstances.





There’s a boat out on the ocean


There’s a boat out on the ocean that doesn’t ask where you’re from There’s a boat out on the ocean that doesn’t ask you where you’re going


Doesn’t ask to see your papers Doesn’t ask to see where you’ve been Doesn’t ask for your intentions Or discriminate on need


There’s a boat out on the ocean and it's come to set you free There’s a boat out on the ocean and it's come to set you free


Doesn’t ask you for your memory Doesn’t ask if you’ve fled a war Doesn’t ask you to remember The Trauma of before


There’s a boat out on the ocean and it's come to set you free There’s a boat out on the ocean and it's come to set you free

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