Together We Can (Kids Creating Peace)

The Desperate Artist · Together We Can

This song was inspired by a speech given by Karen Berg, founder of the program ‘Kids Creating Peace’ – KCP (kcpeace.org). The pictures are from KCP.

From kcpeace.org:

The vision of “Kids Creating Peace” is to foster youth in Israel and the Palestinian Authority as leaders of tomorrow, who seek reconciliation and strive for peace. Out of the belief that the acceptance and respect towards others begins with a sense of competence and self-worth, the association’s educational programs encourage personal development and provide youth with universal tools for coping with personal and interpersonal challenges, promoting tolerance and human dignity.

“Kids Creating Peace” is an educational non-profit organization and not a political organization. The Association organizes educational sessions that include activities aimed at developing life skills, emotional intelligence and a sense of self-worth and self-esteem among youth. Young people who take part in the organization’s activities receive powerful tools to lead processes that will promote tolerance and human brotherhood, learn about themselves and the way to realize their potential.

When young people from both nations and sides meet in a framework which focuses on providing self-confidence and tools for the establishment of interpersonal dialogues, people find commonalities between them on the most basic and humane level, new and honest relationships are formed based on listening and respect which provide hope for a better future of peace, tolerance, avoiding violence and respectful relations between the two nations.

Text & Music: Mezada & Ari Politi

Vocals: Mezada

Piano & Backing Vocals: Ari Politi

Produced by: Tamir Kaliski & Aharon Kamigorov

Lyrics:

You and I we stand alone on separate sides

Like a fragile string I’m with desperate eyes

I’m crying for mine but not for yours

We’re fighting for peace on different shores

And when we tie the strings together

We become a mighty rope

Together we can, change what will be

Together we can, create a new reality

Together we can, pull out of the dark

Together we can, leave our mark

Nothing will change if we stay the same

Enough with the hatred spilling in ‘His name’

What side do you choose when you play this game

Holding on to pride or take my pain

Together we can, change what will be

Together we can, create a new reality

Together we can, pull out of the dark

Together we can, leave our mark

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