Saturday, 14 November 2015

Under the Parisian Sky


Last night Paris was subject to horrific acts of violence which resulted in the tragic loss of many lives. The people who died were just like you and I, ordinary people enjoying their evening, with many of the victims waiting to watch The Eagles of Death Metal.

These attacks are against us all, indiscriminate of belief, race or colour. We must not forget that the people who have carried out these attacks are the very people the millions of refugees entering Europe, are escaping from. We must be united and compassionate and direct our outrage at the group behind it and not the religion and countries they disgrace. 

Our thoughts are with Paris and all those affected, and anyone else around the world whose lives have been shaken.


Under the Parisian Sky

Beneath the Parisian sky
A song flutters away,
It was born today
In a young man's heart
Beneath the Parisian sky
Lovers walk about,
Their happiness built
Upon a tune made just for them

Beneath the Pont de Bercy
There's a seated philosopher
Two musicians and a few onlookers
And then people in the thousands
Beneath the Parisian sky
Will sing into the evening
The hymn of the people in love
With their old city

Near Notre Dame
Perhaps trouble's brewing
But in "Paname" everything gets worked out
A few rays
From the summer sky
The accordion
Of a sailor
Hope is blossoming
In the Parisian sky

Beneath the Parisian sky
A joyous river flows
That lulls the tramps
And beggars to sleep
Beneath the Parisian sky
God's birds
Come from around the world
To chat among themselves

The Parisian sky
Has its own secret
For twenty centuries it has been in love
With our Île Saint-Louis
When she smiles at him
He puts on his blue suit
When it rains over Paris
It's because he's sad
When he is jealous
Of her millions of lovers
He unleashes upon us
His roaring thunder
But the Parisian sky
Is not cruel for long
So that he may be forgiven
He offers a rainbow


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