Thursday, 25 June 2009

New Waterboys Song

Please, watch this. And pass on the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEoEUdOKhsA

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, and very powerful. Well done Mike Scott!

Steve said...

Thank you, that's wonderful.

The Sci-Fi Fanatic said...

This song is completely embedded in my head. I keep coming to your site to play it.

So what is the story? Is this a new Mike Scott/ Waterboys song? I can't seem to find it on iTunes that's for sure.

Thank you and again a great blog Graeme.

Graeme Thomson said...

Beautiful, isn't it? Here's all the info from the Waterboys site:

"Mike Scott, his wife Janette and Waterboys’ webmaster Ian Barratt have created a 3-minute video titled LET THE EARTH BEAR WITNESS in tribute to the Iranian protesters. The film shows fantastic images of the uprising in Iran to a soundtrack of a split-new Waterboys with a lyric by the great Irish poet WB Yeats.

Says Mike: "Let The Earth Bear Witness is inspired by the amazing scenes of hundreds of thousands of Iranian people standing up for their rights and freedom. I took the words from two old Yeats poems, in which he was writing about Irish freedom fighters. But his words apply to any freedom fighters, anytime, anywhere in the world."

The film is live on youtube now.
We’re working on a version with subtitles in Farsi and this will also be posted shortly. If you find the film inspiring please pass on or tweet the link to everyone you know.

LET THE EARTH BEAR WITNESS words by W.B. Yeats

They shall be remembered for ever
They shall be alive for ever
They shall be speaking for ever
The people shall hear them for ever

Let the sea bear witness
Let the wind bear witness
Let the earth bear witness
Let the stars bear witness!"