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Songs about compassion

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<a href="/en/translator/breezyday" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1394713">BreezyDay</a>
Joined: 31.08.2018
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Please provide ideas for a collection of songs that show compassion, as to elderly, mentally ill or homeless, possibly showing us the world through their eyes.

I have:

Supertramp, Give a little bit

Matchbox 20, Unwell

David Bowie/Freddie Mercury, Under pressure
Phil Collins, Another day in paradise
Black (Colin Vearncomb), Feel like change

I would love to add Pearl Jam/Evenflow, if there is a censored version ??

Thanks!!

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<a href="/en/translator/ingirumimusnocte" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1398405">ingirumimusnocte</a>
Joined: 09.10.2018

There is this truly beautiful song about a mentally impaired child.
As a case worker I saw families try to cope with this kind of ordeal, and in my opinion the song says all there is to say about it, in a few very well chosen words.
I have Tom to thank for talking me into trying a French translation. Possibly one of the most challenging I faced in my 8 years on LT.

Also this quite touching one about a kid with a mentally ill mother.

This one is about homelessness, and the madness that goes hand in hand with it. It's very dark and violent and yet I see far more compassion in it than in countless nice songs written by people who have no clue about what homelessness is and would rather build well-meaning fantasies around it than face the unpleasantness of raw reality.

Another beautiful and deeply sad one about homelessness and incommunicability.

Now if you want to hear about the world as the mentally ill see it, there is this rather one-of-a-kind band created by patients of the most famous mental institution in Paris.
This song of theirs is my favourite. Reminds me of my days as a white collar too.

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<a href="/en/translator/allthestars" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1379591">allthestars</a>
Joined: 21.04.2018

My name is Luka -Suzanne Vega (child abuse)
The A team - Ed Sheeran (prostitution, homelessness, drug use/addiction)

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<a href="/en/translator/breezyday" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1394713">BreezyDay</a>
Joined: 31.08.2018

Thanks everyone!!!

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<a href="/en/translator/marcoserra568" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1215565">Hampsicora</a>
Joined: 02.08.2014

For the moment two songs occur to me, but I can suggest others. I like your project.
https://lyricstranslate.com/it/li-baiboni-tramps.html
https://lyricstranslate.com/it/li-vecci-elderly.html

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<a href="/en/translator/breezyday" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1394713">BreezyDay</a>
Joined: 31.08.2018

Yes please.

Currently I'm working on so many projects, so I'll need your patience.

I guess I should warn everyone, I try to avoid songs with bad language. But since this is such an important topic, I might make exceptions.

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<a href="/en/translator/igeethecat" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1365086">Igeethecat</a>
Joined: 16.12.2017

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