One Loose Coin

by TheBathroomGirl

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PLEASE NOTE: The cut off period for proceeds toward The Simon Community charity passed on 1st Feb 2012. Thanks to all those who helped to raise £250!!

Homelessness is an issue very close to my heart and in a city as affluent and dazzling as London, the blunt contrast of so many of people sleeping rough on the streets was one that penetrated straight to my heart.

Poverty is a very difficult thing to deal with when it's there, sitting in front of you.. passed out in a drunken stupour on the cold winter concrete, or when hand with dirt-edged fingernails stretches out and asks for some change.. and when we look through the being attached to this soul as if he's not there, and keep on walking.

We may tell ourselves "They should get a job like everyone else and stop scrounging off society, lazy f**kers", or "I bet it's a scam" to ease our conscience.. but there are so many who are so helpless. Whatever their past, and whatever bad decisions they've made, the facts are that they are now in this spiralling black hole which is almost impossible to get out of without a hand, a smile, and perhaps a hot meal to get you through the night. '

I have chosen to donate the proceeds to The Simon Community who work with London's Homeless because I used to volunteer and fundraise for them back when I was in London and believe in their work and methods. Please find out more about what they do by clicking on the link, and better yet, if you're in London, volunteer your time!! www.simoncommunity.org.uk

Please give what you can.. thank you .

PLEASE NOTE: proceeds are no longer going to The Simon Community as of 1st Feb 2012, as the deadline has expired. Thank you .

lyrics

People had a fear in their heart
as they passed him by.
Others felt guilty, so they tried
to avoid his eyes.
But if they'd taken the time to really look,
they'd be able to see..
He's just a normal man, a normal person,
like you and me...

Initially she's terrified and so self-aware
But as time passes by, she will find..
she no longer cares.
Her nose runs in the cold
and the cruel rain saturates her hair.
She thought the world would care
but when life's not pretty,
people don't wanna go there.... x2

CHORUS X2
ONE LOOSE COIN OR TWO WILL IT
BREAK THE BANK, WILL IT RUIN YOU TO GIVE IT?
PLEASE JUST STOP AND THINK
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF THIS WERE YOU..?

Brew my cuppa tea and I read the paper
nothing much has happened today.
Gotta go about my business, but I wonder
How many I'll ignore today..
The guy with the dog, the girl with the baby?
Maybe it's a fake but maybe,
Why don't we take the chance on maybe...?

CHORUS

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released December 8, 2011
Composed and performed by TheBathroomGirl
Percussion: Jiang Li
Slide Guitar: Davide Sanna

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Volunteer, fundraiser, teacher, musician... above all, a student.

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