A friend is organising an event about protecting children from child abuse.
Most cases where a child dies from abuse or is significantly harmed show a lack of professionals actually listening to the child - this event is to encourage agencies working with these children to listen more and listen better.
She needs music (for background, as people are arriving and in between speakers) with a message of listening and hearing. There's lots of promising song titles out there but most are obviously about lost loves.
Can anybody recommend some great songs which may fit the bill? Bonus points for songs likely to be familiar in the UK!
posted by razzman
on May 18, 2013 -
Help me find this song! My wife and I have been trying to find a song we keep hearing in commercials and in Football stadiums, but can't figure out what it is. The main part of the song is a chorus singing "Whoa oh, whoa oh ohhh oh, woah oh ohhh oh, woah oh". [more inside]
posted by SeeTheTurtle
on Oct 30, 2012 -
Romantic song sung by female singer, with lyrics like, "Why do I need stars when I have you"? [more inside]
posted by catburger
on Sep 28, 2012 -
For the past few days I have been trying to recollect the title of the song that has the line "You are like Gibraltar in a raging storm" or something similar, in it. And I believe this is followed by the line "Are you for real? " But this could also possibly be at the end of the verses of the song. [more inside]
posted by kryptos
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Trying to identify a song I heard on the radio with just a few lyrics - help please! [more inside]
posted by seesom
on Jan 1, 2012 -
I'm looking for a song sung by someone with a Seether-like, raspy-sounding voice. The only lyrics I can remember are "you will never be lonely (lonesome?) again." [more inside]
posted by biochemist
on Oct 13, 2011 -
Did the phrase "Anger is an energy" originate in the 1986 song "Rise," or was the song quoting some other source?
posted by kalapierson
on Oct 5, 2011 -
Help me identify this song from 1992-93 from some half-remembered lyrics! [more inside]
posted by e-man
on Sep 21, 2011 -
Can you help me find this hip-hop song, and/or the nerdy online article that analyzed part of it? Theme: so many stacks of money that you could lay on them, like a bed [more inside]
posted by argonauta
on Sep 20, 2011 -
Can you give me examples of riddle songs, or more information about riddle songs? [more inside]
posted by bq
on Aug 22, 2011 -
please help me find this song: the local college radio station just played a song, shazam jammed on me, they aren't answering the phone and the online playlists haven't been updated! [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome
on Aug 19, 2011 -
On the radio I heard an old-sounding (1960s?), female-fronted pop-rock song that had the lyrics "you tremble and you shake / when he moves like a snake". What song is it?
posted by ktoad
on Jul 30, 2011 -
Where or what children's (tv show? classroom teaching guide?) is this song from? Lyrics inside... [more inside]
posted by atlantica
on Jun 27, 2011 -
Song ID: female vocalist, not particularly engineered, lyrics include "spice markets of Marrakesh" and "the coasts of tripoli". [more inside]
posted by lettuchi
on May 28, 2011 -
I would like to find more songs with lyrics that express life philosophies in terms of food. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on May 24, 2011 -
Here's the chorus: Too "something" too far apart (?)/ somethingsomethingsomething/
The master OR capture OR rapture of the heart...
That last part I imagine would be the title of the song. But yeah. That's all I got. Sorry I can't hum it for you. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher
on May 4, 2011 -
what song is this? synthpop-sounding, melodic and upbeat but slightly melancholic as well. from what i can remember of the chorus may have been something about "rosanna" (not TOTO!). more vague descriptors within... [more inside]
posted by austere
on Apr 29, 2011 -
Help me find songs about love or close friendship that contain lyrics about something other than the feeeeeelings
the couple has for each another. [more inside]
posted by Gori Girl
on Apr 28, 2011 -
When rappers say "one time for the .../two times for the ...", what are they referring to? If I'm watching a concert, what am I supposed to do? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL
on Apr 20, 2011 -
Again moved by the shimmery beauty of Broken Social Scene's "Market Fresh", after not listening to it for a long time, I decided to look up the song lyrics. I'm interested in people's interpretation of them.. [more inside]
posted by robobrent
on Mar 6, 2011 -
[song ID help] partial lyrics: "we can name our kids after my favourite hockey players... if you'll let me..." [more inside]
posted by cheemee
on Feb 26, 2011 -
What is this song I heard today? It's a slow folkish bluegrass song with the lines "Lately I've been moving kind of slowly, one more hill's as far as I can go" as the chorus. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian!
on Feb 6, 2011 -
Searching for a song I hear on the play list at my work. Even with out the title of the song or the artist's name I can usually work my Google magic and find anything in less than a few minutes but this one is elusive. [more inside]
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1
on Jan 9, 2011 -
The Books have a song called "Free Translator
" (YouTube link
) in which the somewhat nonsensical lyrics
started out as a "very well known folk song", but were passed through free web translators again and again until they became something completely different. Does anyone know/can anyone figure out what the original song was? It will be harder than it sounds. The answer does not appear to be on the internet yet...
posted by PercussivePaul
on Dec 6, 2010 -
Name-that-song filter. Male singer, lyrics (I think) contain the line: "as big as Saskatchewan, you're never going to see me again." Any ideas? Not much more inside, I'm afraid. [more inside]
posted by the cat's pyjamas
on Jul 20, 2010 -
What is the song from the 1960s or so with the funny male name in it? I was explaining to some friends the other day that when I was a kid I thought Simon & Garfunkel was one guy, Simon N. Garfunkel - a funny name like that funny man's name in some song from around the same time (sixties or seventies, but it could have been a fifties song). I can't think of the name or the song, though. Anyone?
posted by tamaraster
on Jun 15, 2010 -
Why can't I "hear" lyrics to songs? I know they're there, but I don't notice them the same way other people do. [more inside]
posted by circular
on May 22, 2010 -
The song is called something like Callie's 'Song' (or Kallie, Kylie, Caylie etc.), or possibly Callie's Boat instead of 'Song'. I think it's Irish & it's lovely. It's about a boy who takes his little boat out on the sea - the only refrain I can recall is 'Callie loves the sea'. Thanks!
posted by jsslz
on May 21, 2010 -
Help sought in identifying the song. Trip-hoppy, moody backing track with a male spoken sample saying: "Don't cry. You're gonna be a big man someday. This is a new dawn!" [more inside]
posted by threeants
on May 2, 2010 -
On the movie Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges sings this beautiful Greg Brown song called Brand New Angel. And I love it, but I'm not sure I'm correctly hearing the word that seems to be, essentially, the punch line of the song. [more inside]
posted by kingbenny
on Feb 24, 2010 -
I heard a song on the radio station JJJ with some lyrics that sounded to me like this: "We go out in the coco fire, never ever coco liar". It is more than possible that these lyrics have been woefully mangled.
It was a guy singing. If you know what this is could you tell me please? [more inside]
posted by h00py
on Jan 2, 2010 -
Name-that-tune-filter: I am looking for the title a song I heard recently.
lyrics: "I wake up when I wake up, I sleep when I lie down, I eat when I find food" [more inside]
posted by gavtaylor
on Sep 18, 2009 -
60s song filter: We are trying to find the song from the 60s (?) that is about a car/motorcycle crash. The song has singing and a narrative part if memory serves. At one point the girl screams: "Lookout! Lookout! Lookout! Lookout!"
posted by Drasher
on Jul 12, 2009 -