From the recording Robert Graham/The Fairest and Best - "The Singles"
I wrote this when I saw the picture of Alan Kurdi - the little Syrian boy whose lifeless body was found washed up on a Turkish beach in September 2015. I witnessed the subsequent debate about refugees and saw the lack of compassion on full display in the political discourse. I sat at the piano and thought "what do I want to say to those people who refuse to help - even when they can?" This is the resulting song.