SONG FOR MR. ILHAM TOHTI ( UNTIL YOU´RE HOME AGAIN )

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On April 1, 2014, Tohti was awarded the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award, an American human rights award given to writers anywhere in the world who fight for freedom of expression. According to the statement from PEN, Tohti, was “long harassed by Chinese authorities for his outspoken views on the rights of China’s Muslim Uyghur minority. Tohti represents a new generation of endangered writers who use the web and social media to fight oppression and broadcast to concerned parties around the globe. We hope this honor helps awaken Chinese authorities to the injustice being perpetrated and galvanizes the worldwide campaign to demand Tohti’s freedom.”

SONG FOR MR. ILHAM TOHTI
(UNTIL YOU´RE HOME AGAIN)

YOU POSSESS THE STRENGTH AND THE QUALITY
TO BRING THE CHANGE WE NEED
YOU DESERVE RESPECT AND EQUALITY
FOR FRIENDSHIP IS YOUR CREED

WHERE THERE´S LOVE
THERE IS LIGHT
OUR LAMPS AND CANDLES WILL BURN
UNTIL YOU RETURN
WHERE THERE ARE SKIES
WE WILL WRITE YOUR NAME
AND THAT´S WHERE YOU WILL REMAIN
UNTIL YOU´RE HOME AGAIN

ALL THE PAIN AND ALL THE MISERY
IT´S HARD TO UNDERSTAND
MAYBE IT ALL COMES DOWN TO SIMPLE JEALOUSY
BECAUSE YOU´RE AN HONEST MAN

WHERE THERE´S LOVE
THERE IS LIGHT
OUR LAMPS AND CANDLES WILL BURN
UNTIL YOU RETURN
WHERE THERE ARE SKIES
WE WILL WRITE YOUR NAME
AND THAT´S WHERE YOU WILL REMAIN
UNTIL YOU´RE HOME AGAIN

YOU SAW THEM COMING
BUT INSTEAD OF RUNNING
YOU OPENED UP YOUR DOOR
WE WON´T DESERT YOU
OF THAT YOU CAN BE SURE

WHERE THERE´S LOVE
THERE IS LIGHT
OUR LAMPS AND CANDLES WILL BURN
UNTIL YOU RETURN
WHERE THERE ARE SKIES
WE WILL WRITE YOUR NAME
AND THAT´S WHERE YOU WILL REMAIN
UNTIL YOU´RE HOME AGAIN

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