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Catching Lives

by The Chartham String Band

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All proceeds to Catching Lives!

The Chartham String Band, with Phil Brown on lead vocal and mandolin, Emily Weekes on violin and vocals, Marjorie Brown on guitar and vocals and Jake Weekes on guitar and vocals, play every month in their local pub in Chartham, the Artichoke.

Each month sees a whip round for a different local charity, and the excellent Catching Lives has featured more than once.

This new and original single (words by Phil) is about Catching Lives, and all proceeds from sales will be donated to the Catching Lives Homeless Centre.

Catching Lives is an independent charity aimed at supporting the rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerably housed in Canterbury and East Kent; those who have, for many reasons, fallen through the gaps in society and feel they have nowhere else to turn.

Catching Lives www.catchinglives.org

Kent and Sussex Records have several initiatives running with the centre, and are very proud to release and host this single on their behalf. “So let’s get catching lives because we can!”.

Kent and Sussex Records www.kentandsussexrecords.co.uk

lyrics

When you go home tonight
And everything’s alright
Spare a thought for the ones stuck outside
When you turn on your tv just to see what you might see
Take a look at the ones stuck outside

Cos it’s so so cold on the street
And you never know who you might meet
There are people out there carrying a heavy load
And could use a hand to help them down the road

When you’re sitting down to eat
Could be veggie could be meat
Give a thought to the ones stuck outside
When you’re ready for that drink
Take a moment just to think
Spare a thought for the ones stuck outside

The street is a hard place to be
You can say thank God it’s them out there not me
There are people out there carrying a heavy load
And could use a hand to help them down the road

Chorus
Catching lives is easy if we only give a damn
You can do what you do and you can do what you can
There’s a little bit of all of us that needs a helping hand
So let’s get catching lives because we can
So let’s get catching lives because we can

When Jack Frost nips your nose
And that winter cold wind blows
Give a thought for the one’s stuck outside
When you’re tucked up snug in bed
And you rest your weary head
Say a prayer for the ones stuck outside

Just imagine having no place to go
Just imagine losing everything you know
There are people out there carrying a heavy load
And could use hand to help them down the road

Chorus
Catching lives is easy if we only give a damn
You can do what you do and you can do what you can
There’s a little bit of all of us that needs a helping hand
So let’s get catching lives because we can
So let’s get catching lives because we can

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released December 19, 2019
Words by Phil Brown
Music by the Chartham String Band

Phil Brown on lead vocal and mandolin
Emily Weekes on violin
Marjorie Brown on guitar and vocals
Jake Weekes on guitar

Produced and engineered by Jake Weekes

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The Chartham String Band play their own brand of Folk music, traditional, modern and more.

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