1/3/2022     |     Music

Nightingale Sings in the East - Song for Ukraine

Illustration © Kate Rolfe

As the world once again observes with sadness the pain and destruction of war, Patrick Dexter shares his latest composition. "Nightingale Sings In the East" reminds us that freedom and peaceful self-determination are lights in the darkness, the beacons we follow towards a better life for all people wherever they are.

 

"The Nightingale Sings in the East"
Patrick Dexter

The wheels of History are turning
Winds of change blowing East
Towards the sunrise I see burning
People calling to stay free
As night falls
The world is looking broken
What will tomorrow bring?

Do you hear the nightingale
Singing boldly through the night
Nothing can stop the songbird’s cry
Do you hear the nightingale
Sing its song of hope for tomorrow
Nothing can stop the songbird’s cry

An old man approaches a young soldier
Demands to know ‘Why are you here?
A mother holds her new born daughter
The baby’s blanket soaked in tears
As night falls
The world is looking broken
People looking up they hear the call

Do you hear the nightingale
Singing boldly through the night
Nothing can stop the songbird’s cry
Do you hear the nightingale
Sing its song of hope for tomorrow
Nothing can stop the songbird’s cry