“You’ve got the words to change a nation,
But you’re biting your tongue.
You’ve spent a lifetime stuck in silence
Afraid that you’ll say something wrong.
If no one ever hears it, how we gonna learn your song?
So come, on come on,
Come on, come on.
You’ve got a heart as loud as lions,
So why let your voice be tamed?
Baby we’re a little different,
There’s no need to be ashamed.
You’ve got the light to fight the shadows,
So stop hiding it away.
Come on, come on.”
— Emeli Sandé
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