Flight

by Refuweegee

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about

Refuweegee is a Glasgow-based project that delivers 'letters to the locals' to newly arrived refugeees and asylum seekers as part of welcome packs, which also include reply envelopes. The songs on this album, Flight, have been written in response to these unique, funny, thoughtful and heartwarming letters.

All profits from the sale of this CD will go to Refuweegee.

Each download also includes a pdf of the original poster for the Refuweegee event 'A Night Of Notes', where all the songs were performed.

credits

released June 15, 2016

Recorded by Danny Mitchell at Carlton Studios.
Mixed by Ross Clark.
'Open Arms' recorded and mixed by Andrew Howie.
Mastered by Nathan at Matrix Audio.
Backing vocals and additional instrumentation by the other artists.
Artwork by Gabi Froden.
CD layout by Gordy at Easy Multi Media.

Huge thanks to all the musicians, to Gabi Frödén, Selina Hales, Dave Blackburn, Barney Taplin, Danny Mitchell, Carlton Studios and Ross Clark.

All rights belong to the respective artists.

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Refuweegee Glasgow, UK

Refuweegee is a community led project set up to ensure that all refugees arriving in Glasgow are welcomed to the city in true Glaswegian style.

Find out more here:

www.refuweegee.co.uk

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Track Name: Lucy Cathcart Frödén - Draw Me A City
Bring us a notebook, leather bound, embossed
Or well thumbed and dog-eared
Pages like alabaster doves
Or one-legged central station pigeons I don’t care
And here we will sit
On the city’s tallest shoulders
The carpet long gone from beneath us
Here we will sit on the 24th concrete floor

Let’s fling wide those flimsy green curtains
Lift our eyes to the horizon
Recognise every city we’ve ever seen

Remember bricks that hold the sun’s heat
Remember wells yielding water pure and sweet
Remember cabins in the forest
How our hands smelt of juniper that whole summer
Remember square spires striving skywards
Remember rivers carving swathes of green
Now let’s unravel those memories
And weave all our threads into something holy

Let’s fling wide those flimsy green curtains
Lift our gaze to the horizon
Recognise every city we’ve ever seen

Now close your eyes
And lift your pen
And draw with me

Imagine the smile of a stranger
Imagine the joy that comes in the morning
Imagine the plump raindrops
That will come unexpectedly, washing us all clean
Imagine a dandelion-yellow urban meadow
Imagine safety while storms drum the window
Imagine rich and unfamiliar flavours
Imagine a place that we will all call home

Let’s fling wide those flimsy green curtains
Lift our gaze to the horizon
Recognise every city we’ve ever seen

Now close your eyes
And lift your pen
And draw with me
Track Name: Andrew Howie - Open Arms
Come on let's talk about the weather
Let's get it over with
We both know it's not getting any better
Best to see it as a long wet kiss

Cause Lisa wrote it is the reason
The spaces are so green
From Kelvingrove to Bellahouston
And all the nooks and crannies in-between

So can we let go of the false alarms
And those cliches bearing down on me
So we can welcome you with open arms

Come on let's talk about the razors
The credit we still clutch
Dreamed up by an alcoholic baker
Is it time to kick it into touch

Cause Johnny Stark is in the past now
He wasn't even real
They like to paint us as gritty
But this is no mean city

So can we let go of the false alarms
And those cliches bearing down on me
So we can welcome you with open arms

So can we let go of the false alarms
Those old chestnuts raining down on me
So we can welcome you with open arms

Come on let's talk about religion
Our not-so-secret stain
And how the lines we've traced through the past
Have turned Christ back into Cain

We need to re-write the script
We need fresh blood on the stage
We need the plot to thicken
We need our hearts to quicken

So can we let go of the false alarms
And those cliches bearing down on me
So we can welcome you with open arms

So can we let go of the false alarms
Those old chestnuts raining down on me
So we can welcome you with open arms
Track Name: Nicolette Macleod - Human Call
There’s a knock on the door
Hear a call
People asking for aid

You look through the hole
That you made
To keep you safe
From the outside world

Your life your home
A cloistered bubble
You protect your own

You don't want to know the human story
You’re so scared it might change you
Convince yourself you’re not connected
Close off the wider field of view

Fear blinds
Hate breads
Loss of humanity

You try to block change
From happening
Do you never think
This could be a blessing

There is a knock on the door
A human call
They're outside waiting

You don't want to know the human story
You're so scared it might change you
Convince yourself you're not connected
Close of the wider field of view

In your sheltered domain
Your safe and warm
You can you turn away

You fear their truth
Travelled and worn
What might they bring in

There's a knock on the door
A human call
Their outside waiting

There's a knock on your door
A human call
Answer or succumb to fear

There's a knock on the door
A human call
Open up and let them in

There's a knock on the door
A human call
Outside waiting

There's a knock on your door
A human call
Answer or succumb to fear

There's a knock at the door
A human call
Open up and let them in

There's a knock at the door
A human call
Open up and let them in

There's a knock at the door
A human call
Open up and let them in
Track Name: Kim Edgar - Sunlight In Everyone
You dock here defenceless, face bleak weather alone
Your instincts would hap you up, keep out the unknown
But there’s warmth on the wettest days, comfort in cold
May communities cradle you, connections show the

Sunlight in everyone, sunlight
Sunlight in everyone, sunlight

A startling detachment from all that you’ve been
Experience carves you, things can’t be unseen
Yet there’s warmth on the wettest days, comfort in cold
May your memories swaddle you, happy stories console with

Sunlight in everyone, sunlight
Sunlight in everyone, sunlight

Experience carves you, this we know to be true
But the more you are whittled away, the more light can shine through

Sunlight in everyone, sunlight
Sunlight in everyone, sunlight
Track Name: Dave Frazer - As Waves Start To Break
As the waves start to break, high on the hulls of the ships we sail
We huddle together with many prayers and dreams, lost out at sea
Far from all the turbulence we’ve travelled from.

Without a wish to impose upon you anything
Just some rest from the horrors still hounding our hearts
All that we ask is a place of peace beneath these shimmering stars.

As the waves start to break, through the fields and fences dividing
I reminisce that love that spilled from your eyes, what more can I
Do to hold myself from falling into the abyss?

All the folk who treat us with a kind dignity
Know that help is a substance we all need sometime
For there’s a weight that pulls us all into the ground.

After all we’ve been through, after all we’ve found
Set adrift on the waves that our fates we’re cast
All that we ask is a place of peace beneath these shimmering stars