Need great songs about listening!
May 18, 2013 3:49 PM   Subscribe

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 to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Suzanne Vega - Luka
posted by various at 4:09 PM on May 18, 2013 [3 favorites]

Yep, I came in to say Luka as well.
posted by danb at 4:11 PM on May 18, 2013

maybe Sia - I'm in Here
posted by various at 4:37 PM on May 18, 2013

What's the Matter Here by 10,000 Maniacs might be pretty relevant.
posted by eponym at 4:42 PM on May 18, 2013

Does Anybody Hear Her by Casting Crowns
posted by Laura_J at 5:02 PM on May 18, 2013

Whisper- A Fine Frenzy
posted by a fiendish thingy at 5:09 PM on May 18, 2013

There are a thousand reasons why the sound might be wrong, but the lyrics of Mother Mother seem pretty relevant.
posted by KathrynT at 5:27 PM on May 18, 2013

Green Day - She
posted by graymouser at 5:43 PM on May 18, 2013

Janie's got a gun by Aerosmith

Silent all these years by Tori Amos

This woman's work by Kate Bush (not actually about abuse but it was used very effectively in an anti-abuse advert

No where to stand by kd lang
posted by saucysault at 7:18 PM on May 18, 2013

Don't be like the folks at the large child abuse prevention convention I attended who has a group of small children perform Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror. To a very quiet and uncomfortable crowd.
posted by purenitrous at 7:21 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

Sound of Silence , Simon & Garfunkel.
posted by BenPens at 10:18 PM on May 18, 2013

How to Save a Life by The Fray
Runaway Wind by Paul Westerberg
Stay by Safetysuit
Open Your Eyes by Snow Patrol
Noticed by Winbourne
posted by myselfasme at 1:13 AM on May 19, 2013

Jeremy by Pearl Jam
posted by myselfasme at 1:29 AM on May 19, 2013

"Hello in There" by John Prine
posted by milk white peacock at 6:52 AM on May 19, 2013

Simon by Lifehouse
posted by myselfasme at 1:20 PM on May 19, 2013

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