Streets Of This Town

by Rob Halligan

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Written in New York a week after the events of 9-11, Streets of This Town started me on a journey to find some hope in all the destruction after my dad was one of those killed in the World Trade Centre.
We can make the world a better place in the ways that we respond to events like this. We can be bigger than retaliation.
I've made this available for whatever you can afford - the money from this will be split between the two charities I've worked with over the last ten years - Global Care who work with vulnerable children across the World, or Heartcry who run drop in centers across the country for homeless and disadvantaged people.
There's also a video at youtu.be/Ez6AWE8tFFg

lyrics

No-one stops the sun from shining
No matter what they try
And no-one stops the rain from falling
to wash the tears from our eyes
they can push, they can shove, they can kick
Thet can try and knock us down
But we will rise with hope and pride on the streets
On the streets of this town

And all of our hopes
All of our promises
All of our dreams are in you
On the streets of this town

We can’t turn the hands of time
To wash the pain away
But we can learn that clouded skies
Can clear again to a brighter day
You took all our tears and all our pain
And you carried them down
Every road and every avenue
Every street, every street of this town

And all of our hopes
All of our promises
All of our dreams are in you
On the streets of this town

I stood in the centre of broadway
Without a yellow cab in sight
I stood alone of fith avenue
With the sun in my eyes
As the city kneels in silence
To hear itself cry
Was it the dirt or was it the pain
That bought tears to my eyes
On the streets of this town

And all of our hopes
All of our promises
All of our dreams are in you
On the streets of this town

credits

released October 1, 2001
Words/Music Rob Halligan
Produced by Simon Goodall
Engineered by Dave Bankhead

Rob Halligan - Vocals and Guitar
Dan Wheeler - Guitar
Paul Evans - Drums
Mark Prentice - Bass
Simon Goodall - Programming

Video shot by Siberian Films

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Rob Halligan coventry

Award winning international artist who has worked with Graeme Duffin,Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet), Bob Halligan Jr (Judas Priest, Cher), After The Fire, and Paul Evans (Delirious). His CD Best Thing that Happened was nominated Contemporary Album Of The Year and his latest album, The Perils the Grace and The Way has appeared on BBC Radio 2, BBC1 TV, ITV’s Daybreak and many local radio stations. ... more

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