Save A Life

by Led By Lanterns

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Andrew Hill Trying to put a message over to the public is probably the hardest thing to do, but there is no better way to do it than in words through music. I think this song says it all in a nut shell. I am so proud that my so Shaun hill is a part of this group in doing just that. Keep it up lads you will be recognised soon. Love the songs love the group.
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We had no idea that knife crime in the UK was this horrific. There is a knife attack every 4 minutes in the UK alone. After seeing the scale of the angel sculpture, made from thousands of seized or surrendered knives, it really became so real for us and we wanted to help the mission to reduce the number of knives on the UK streets. We suggested that we help spread awareness of the campaign in the only way we could, which was to write and release a song about it all. We called the song 'Save A Life'.

We've met some amazing, strong people throughout this mission including Rachel Webb, who sadly lost her son Tom in a knife attack this January. She has been absolutely amazing in helping us out by starring in the music video. Hearing her story and feeling her emotion first hand has hit us hard. To think that there are countless more people like her, going through similar situations is absolutely heart breaking.

'Save A Life' is a lot more than just a song. We really hope that it will make a difference. If just one person reconsiders carrying a knife after hearing the song or seeing the music video, then we would feel like we've achieved something.

lyrics

LYRICS:

25 to life is what I’m heading for but I can see no signs
of an exit or an escape, these streets are taking me away.

I never wanted to run (they told me not to)
but now I know what I’ve done (I didn’t know you)
This is what I have to live with (you are what they have to live without.)

And there’s an angel looking down from up above
And it carries all the names that we once loved
I’m hearing the sirens call for us
Surrender your Knife, It’s time to save a life

I don’t even want to understand
the trauma that is taking over me
Is this the life that I want to lead?
Surrounded by your bad advice and all these things you leave behind
they’ll light the way but these streets all look the same.

Can’t you understand that you’re a coward not a man -so hand it over, give it up and save yourself.

And there’s an angel looking down from up above
And it carries all the names that we once loved
I’m hearing the sirens call for us
Surrender your Knife, It’s time to save a life

Can’t you understand that you’re a coward not a man - so hand it over, give it up and save yourself.

credits

released November 21, 2016
Music & Lyrics written by Led By Lanterns.
Produced by Mike Curtis at CDS Studios.
Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios

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Led By Lanterns Birmingham, UK

Led By Lanterns is a four piece rock band from Birmingham, UK.

Members Boots, Chris, Shaun & Brad spend most of their time together in a closed down college, using a former classroom as a studio to create their music in.

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