Look in Their Eyes

Album: Lighthouse (2016)

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  • David Crosby reminds us that we are all the same on this poignant song about the Syrian refugee crisis. He explained to Classic Rock magazine:

    "I have a friend, Marsha Williams, who went repeatedly on her own dime to Greece and went to the beach where the boats come. And pulled people out of the water. And she told me about a day when she pulled hundreds and hundreds of people out of the water. Which is, wrap a blanket around them, give them some water, give them some hot coffee, give them some food, try to find them a place to sleep, see if they need medicine. She tries to help them.

    Now she does that and these people she doesn't know. They're a different color, different religion, different country, different everything, but she knows they're human beings. I know they're human beings, you know they're human beings. And the people who deny that, what I'm tellin' them is, if you look into their eyes, you will see another human being – in anguish, in desperate anguish, who has walked hundreds of miles, been raped, stabbed, shot, beaten, stolen from and then when they get to some place safer and used as a political tool – they're just human to me, they're just trying to get their children to stay alive. And I needed to say that."

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