Someday We'll See Better Days

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Liverpool Acoustic are pleased to announce a rather special song release with all sales going towards raising money and awareness for the homeless.

The song was written by local singer songwriter John Jenkins, who was inspired by the We Shall Overcome events of October 2015 in raising money for the homeless.

“I was attending an event in which everyone at the end of the show joined in to the Pete Seeger song “We Shall Overcome”. I was overcome by the sentiment of the events and the song and thought I wish I could have written a song like that”. I had a go and came up with this song and then thought wouldn’t it be nice to ask a few people to sing on it, a kind of “Scouse Live Aid” sprung to mind”

So he did, and asked people that are in the main associated with “Liverpool Acoustic” and the response was over whelming to the request with 19 musicians and singers giving up their time to partake.
Just check this roll call:-

Ian Prowse, Robert Vincent, Vanessa Murray, Denis Parkinson, Mary McCombs, Natalie James, Maria Silker, Stuart Todd, Derek King, Barry Jones, Paul Dunbar, John Jenkins, David Nixon, Laura McLain, Alan O’Hare, Kevin Critchley, Emma Dos Santos Rodriquez, Jade Tremarco and Jo Bywater.

To add to the list we have Jon Lawton who co-produced the song with John and played most of the instruments at his Crosstown Studios.

If anyone wants a copy the song will be available from the Liverpool Acoustic web site.

We have fixed a price at £1 but if you want to donate more feel free as all money will be going to the worthwhile cause. There will be a limited run of physical cd’s available at Liverpool Acoustic Events in due course.

On this occasion the chosen charity is The Whitechapel Centre who in their words “are open 365 days a year providing a service to rough sleepers, people living in temporary accommodation and those at risk of becoming homeless. Last year, 2,605 people came to our door”



Don’t believe what they tell you
Don’t believe what they say
Someday we’ll see better days
Have some faith in this world
Have some faith in yourself
Someday we’ll see the way

Chorus 1
Though this world marches on with an uncaring speed
With little thought of those in need
And it’s easy to doubt, never easy to believe
I swear we’ll see better days
Someday we’ll see better days

There’s a man with a boy
In his arms on a beach
The whole world can see his pain
And we look to each other
To finger the blame
Who’s right who’s wrong?
Who’ll explain?

Chorus 2
And this world seems so cold
Run for profit or with greed
Politicians drag their feet, do they care?
And it’s easy to doubt
Never easy to believe
With hope, compassion and faith
Someday we’ll see better days

Middle 8
So let’s look to the future
And learn from the past
Let’s care for each other
And make something that will last
Offer no excuses
Make right the wrongs
Lead by example
Together we can be so strong

Instrumental Verse

Repeat Chorus 1


from Someday We'll See Better Days, track released September 10, 2016
John Jenkins



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