Fresh 4 Music

YRock worked with Hillhead Secondary to create an in-house record label that took advantage of the schools very own recording studio. Students wrote songs, recorded the songs, promoted their event and worked with St Roch’s Secondary to run workshops for local primary schools.

Sense Over Sectarianism work across Glasgow to enable people to challenge the existing attitudes, behaviour and assumptions which contribute to bigotry, sectarianism and division within society.

 

The Songs

This song is presents one of the most relevant messages for young people in Glasgow. The sectarianism related to football is something that has haunted the city for more than a generation, with both Rangers and Celtic Football Clubs actively working to communicate positive change in the community and educate young people through schemes like Sense Over Sectarianism.

Jake Beveridge tackled the issue with his song Flowers and Scarves, relating the issues around sectarian violence and the flowers left by the roadside to pay respect to those victim to the violence, the scarves associated to football clubs are symbol to the relevance football plays to the issues in Glasgow.

Similarly, The Colour of the Game used the same themes and the lyrics include the topic of individual beliefs and religious faiths, and how that can effect the community.

Lyrics

Flowers and Scarves

Verse

Flowers and Scarves, broken hearts

and a life, so young, laid to rest.

Scarves bad shirts, you know it hurts,

to see a life, so young, taken away

Chorus

Can you hear the drums,

well they may as well be guns.

Can you hear the cries of mothers,

as they bury their only sons.

Can you hear the drum of the only, only ones,

who would fight, for a colour.

Verse 2

The hate it’s got to stop, we gotta shake it all loose,

or the scarf around your neck may swell be a noose oh ooo oh

Breakdown

Will you send your children,

send them out to fight?

Will you let them walk out that door,

knowing they might, not come home tonight.

Chorus

Can you hear the drums,

well they may as well be guns.

Can you hear the cries of mothers,

as they bury, their only sons.

Can you hear the drums,

of the only, lonely ones.

Outro

Who fight, for, a colour, a colour oh ooo oh

oh ooo oh     oh ooo oh

oh ooo oh     oh ooo oh

The Colour Of The Game

Verse

When i’m walking down the street, so dark and lonely,

the scarf around my neck’s the only colour that you see,

But suddenly i feel the pain,

Hurt by another for the love of a game.

Chorus

The faith that i believe,

for what i think is right.

For the wearing of a simple thing,

made me the greatest enemy

The faith that i believe,

for what i think is right.

For the wearing of a simple thing,

made me the greatest enemy  oh ooo oh

Verse 2

I may be white, i may be black, i may be yellow, if it’s part of the colour.

But you don’t even know my name, so why, do you hate me?

Chorus

The faith that i believe,

for what i think is right.

For the wearing of a simple thing,

made me the greatest enemy

Verse 3

There are voices all around me,

i can’t hear anything they say.

Caus i’m, drifting away

Chorus

The faith that i believe,

for what i think is right.

For the wearing of a simple thing,

made me the greatest enemy

For the faith that i believe ,

for what i think is right.

For the wearing of a simple thing,

mad me the greatest enemy oh ooooo oh

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