Lampliter, Featuring Tobias Ben Jacob - Flowers of the Arab Spring

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Written by Tobias ben Jacob
Perfomed by Lampliter. (From 'The Lampliter EP) Tobias ben Jacob is a Devon based singer - songwriter described as ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine.



Shells rain down , planes circle overhead
By the old port road they’re burying their dead
Can this bloody ground yield anything
Like the Flowers of the Arab Spring?

What price freedom what price liberty?
For the ones who fell on the road to Tripoli
In the silent dawn we prayed that God would bring
The Flowers of the Arab Spring

Across the border we made a covenant
After Friday prayers we’d bring down the government
These victories will not be without their sting
Like the Flowers of the Arab Spring

We dreamed of peace and to live by the rule of law
Sleeping rough with blankets on the floor
Somewhere by a campfire light the clandestinos sing
For the Flowers of the Arab Spring

Will our children reap the fruits of all this toil
When their fathers’ blood has soaked into the soil?
There’s a wounded bird with a broken wing
Amongst the flowers of the Arab Spring.

- ©Tobias Ben Jacob


from For Syria With Love, released August 28, 2016
written by Tobias Ben Jacob
Arranged and Produced by Lampliter

released January 29, 2012

Tobias ben Jacob: vocals, guitar
Andy Dickinson: bass
Ben Morgan-Brown: electric guitar
Pete Collis: Drums, percussion
Sonny plays bass on 'Arab Spring'

Recording Engineer: Rich Robinson
Mixed & Mastered by Sonny at Spare Dougal



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