Release Date: 1st
The songs on this album deal with social issues and events, drawing
attention to some of the many deficiencies that are found in our modern
society. The songs cover issues as wide apart as sexual abuse,
terrorism and race relations. Many will possibly be offended by the
message of these songs because their consciences will be pricked by
what is said in the words.
an effort to make people really
aware of how bad abuse is (in all its forms) in our
society, this album may be copied and given to friends and
without any breach of copyright or royalties, providing the entire
album of 14 songs is copied, as is, and the insert (this sheet - both
sides) with the album is also copied (mono colour is
As the owners of this material, we feel very strongly about how abuse
is ignored, especially by politicians, bureaucrats and the media, in
our 21st century society. This needs to be changed. It can only be done
by raising awareness of the level of abuse that exist in our society.
Further details of abuse may be found on the following website.
album was to be originally titled Jo-El, as it features the maxi single
of the same name. However, as the album grew and the majority of the
tracks dealt with a variety of social issues, the album was renamed.
Whilst there are tracks on the album that are technically not about
social issues, these are still included for they deal with issues which
have real social connections.
The album includes dedications to the children of Beslan, the victims
of abuse and the
December 26, 2004 tsunamis as well as the songs written especially for
Australian Aboriginal Week over the years.
WARNING *** The words of many of these songs may offend you, as the
issues are rather
shocking. For victims of abuse, this may bring back horrific memories
for you. For those who are not victims, you should be shocked at what
victims too often have to go through. ***
The songs for the album
are as follows:
- Parasites Of
These are the people who delight in preying on those who love helping
others. They pretend to be someone special to their victim and take
what they can from them including the body, mind and, where possible,
their soul and then dump them to move onto their next victim.
Alcohol is one of the major factors in abuse and has destroyed many a
life and family over the years. In their drunken rage, the abuser can
go from minor abuse such as verbal abuse, right through the ultimate of
physical abuse - death.
She is an atypical young woman who has not been properly
real life (for whatever reason) and, who in their desire to move
forward can choose the wrong path and ultimately find themselves victim
to those of our society who love to use and abuse such women.
- Tears Of A
It is sad that in this world that young children cannot be guaranteed
safety in their own homes. Children less than 7 are, sadly, often
victims of sexual abuse, usually from those they trust the most. Once
abused in this way they are scarred for life.
- United We Stand: Multiculturalism is a major thrust of our
and, in this there could be strength because there is much to be shared
that will make a nation better, but, too often, racial division instead
of unity prevails.
- A Slave Of
Abuse: Many people are slaves of abuse
kinds. This song deals with
a woman trapped in an abusing and paedophilic relationship that she
feels she cannot escape, even though she knows that the child within
her is destined for the same future.
- December 26,
Of recent tragedies in world history, the earthquake and subsequent
tsunamis of December 26th, 2004 probably attracted to most world
attention. This song is a dedication to the victims of that tragedy.
- Give Me A
Reason To Live:
Teenage victims of abuse are often faced with real dilemma, they cannot
deal with their abuse and it often ends in them feeling they have no
reason to live. This feeling can often end in suicide.
- Will We Ever
With the spread of white settlement across the world in the 17th and
18th century they moved into new lands and tried to make them "new
Europes". These lands were totally different from where thay had come
but rather than communicate with those who had been there since the
dawn of time, the forced their way of life, especially agricultural, on
the new lands nd in the 21st century we are reaping the disastrous
consequences of those decisions. However, it is not too late to start
- Old Before
For some stupid and irrational reason, today's society is bent on
taking childhood from our children. Instead of letting them grow up
naturally, the "do-gooders" of this world have gone out of their way to
make these children grow up quicker and not enjoy childhood. The
consequential result is massive teenage suicides and a society that is
falling apart as we watch.
- Why Must The
This song deals with the tragedy that was Beslan, Russia, in September,
2004, when a group of terrorists took over a school and forced the
children to suffer and die for the terrorist cause. These children were
the innocent victims of this most violent form of political abuse.
Sadly, it is a scene that is too often repeated in today’s world.
- All Blood Is
Our society is beset with racial hatred and the consequences of that
hatred and yet, underneath every person, our blood is always red.
- Footsteps In
The Night: To the child victim of
there is no worse sound than those
footsteps coming towards her room, as they herald another night of
- Crying In The
theme song for the Crying In The Silence Project - a project for
helping the victims of abuse to gain their freedom, self pride and self
worth. Letting them know that others have experienced the same problem
and do understand their plight.