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Saturday, 30 January 2010

(SOMETHING INSIDE) SO STRONG


(Something Inside) So Strong is a song written and recorded by British singer-songwriter, Labi Siffre. It was released as a single in 1987 and was the song that brought him back to mainstream popularity in his home country.

The song was inspired by a TV documentary Siffre viewed in 1985 in which a white soldier was seen shooting at black children. Apalled, he penned the song as an anti-Apartheid anthem, which was a very serious issue at the time, advising Africans to stand tall in the face of adversity.

The song was the biggest success Siffre would ever have in his career, peaking at number four in the UK Singles Chart and bringing him out of self-imposed retirement and back into the public eye. 

A certain blogger has been having such a rough time lately that I wish that I could reach out and physically touch her but I can’t…I can only touch her spiritually. And my way of seeing her through the rough patches of life is to try to instill the words of this song in her. She has SO much going on and rather than taking on her burdens with no solution in sight, she can remember that she is made of STRONG stuff. She can know that as her pendulum swings back N’ forth, I will be there as she can remains still, go inward and find that something inside SO strong.

6 comments:

  1. Never knew the background of this song. Thanks! Also, it's nice you dedicated the song to a blogger in need; we all need a lil uplifting every now and then.

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  2. AUSFAHRT - DIDN'T KNOW THE BACKGROUND EITHER...I HOPE IT GIVES HER SOME COURAGE...

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  3. And this happens to be one of my favourite songs.

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  4. This blogger is lucky that she has you in her corner. And I'm sure she appreciates that you care.

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  5. MISS SHALLOTTE - I AM GLAD THIS IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS...

    I WILL SLEEP WHEN I AM DEAD L(O)L!

    I AM SURE SHE DOES...

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