Album: Jupiter Calling (2017)
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  • The Corrs are not known as a politically outspoken band. However, Andrea Corr wrote this song after feeling guilty over the ongoing crisis in Syria.

    There's pain on the border as far as the eyes can't see
    And hell's getting busy while we're in the cheap seats
    My girl in a tutu, more shoes to pick for her feet
    How many lies long until we admit what we see

    She explained to The Independent: "I suppose it's a mother's guilt about doing nothing, seeing these horrific images and having that guilt, with your own perfect children beside you. That is the perspective it's from. I'm not saying I have the answer, I'm not pontificating, that's just what it is. It's self-loathing, in a way."
  • The song title stands for "Song of Syria."
  • This was released as the lead single from Jupiter Calling, the seventh album by The Corrs. The album title is taken from a lyric in this song.

    Blame it on a star that fell too soon
    Or Jupiter calling, can you hear them cry?
    SOS, someone help


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