Tuvalu

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"Tuvalu" is an island in the Pacific. One of the smallest countries in the world, and one of the lowest lying. If sea levels rise, it could be gone forever. I heard this on the news, and suddenly realised that although I'd never been, I'd played my part in its demise. Sometimes our actions have a bigger effect than we like to think.

lyrics

There’s a wave that’s breaking
On some far off shore
I tried to hold the tide back
But I can’t do it anymore

And the earth is shaking
With every step I take
It’s becoming clear now
That I’ve been making waves.

Tuvalu, what have we done to you?
I don’t want to make the wave that’s gonna cover you.

Like King Canute before us
We can’t turn the tide back
Soon the raging waters
Will wash you from the map

Now the roaring oceans
To you have staked their claim
I guess that we should shoulder
Our fair share of the blame

Tuvalu, what have we done to you?
I don’t want to make the wave that’s gonna cover you.
Tuvalu, what have we done to you?
I don’t want to make the wave that’s gonna cover you.

credits

from Name in Lights, released March 1, 2009
Guitars, vocals and atmosphere - Paul Bell
Percussion - James Middleton
Bass - Mark Prentice
Hammond - Mark Edwards

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Paul Bell Nottinghamshire, UK

"I like that, I like that very much - Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2.

Paul is a singer/songwriter based near Nottingham. Featured on BBC Introducing, toured the UK with Cafe Nero.

Gigs in Coffee Shops, Churches, Pubs, Festivals.

Four independently released solo albums.
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