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Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Kite

You Never Miss?

And You’ll Be
Like Clementine

A Social
Conscience?

Better Late
Than Never?

Neighbourhood
Watch

One Out,
One In

Out Of
Your Shade

Step
Into Twilight

You Are There

Daddy’s Girl
Has Fallen Down

Aap Jaisa Koi

I’d Forgotten Just How Beautiful You Are

Miss Japan?

04 A Social Conscience.mp3

A Social Conscience?

Composer:   Ed Hooke
Date of Composition/Copyright:   1983
Date of Recording:    2005


Commentary
A Social Conscience? - or not......    Sometimes in my songwriting I have challenged myself to express feelings which I feel uncomfortable with.  This song was inspired while walking home one evening to my bedsit in Manor House (Finsbury Park, London) in 1983, not long after moving from Southampton to London.

Worn out shoes, newspaper-stuffed, on cold feet, trudging pavements

hidden from the darkness by this strange pinky-orange light.


Newer shoes on warmer feet hurrying on their way.

These are mine.


But I feel no guilt.

It's nothing to do with me.

I don't want to see posters of starving children, a third world away

inbetween the posters for fine wines and records.

That reminds me what I meant to buy if I could just afford it.

Self-justification means sanity at the end of the day.


I feel no guilt.

The problem is the world's.

It's too big for me to solve.


Just one of millions just about getting by

Never satisfied.

Never quite.