HUMANITARIAN SONGS

Michael has composed several humanitarian songs, in support of various causes. Click on the images below to view videos.

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"What About Us" (Song for Syria)

A song in support of the civilian population in Syria, during this catastrophe. Download mp3

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"Freedom"

A song inspired by the so-called "Arab Spring". Download mp3

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"Help is on the Way" (Song for Haiti)

A song of hope for the people of Haiti, co-written with British songwriter Mark Holding (who among many songs, co-wrote "C'est La Vie", by Robbie Nevil); released just after the devastating earthquake of 2010. (no mp3 available at this time).

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"We Will Not Go Down" (Song for Gaza)

SONG FOR GAZA - A SONG ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS

Click here to watch Michael's interview about "We Will Not Go Down"

In January of 2009, during the war in Gaza, Michael wrote and released a humanitarian song in support of the Palestinian civilian victims. The song is called "We Will Not Go Down (Song for Gaza)" (click here to download song). It was posted on YouTube and originally made available as a free mp3 download. The response to the song has been overwhelming, to say the least. Here are a few stats:

  • Over 1 million views of the original video on YouTube (within the first month)
  • Over half a million downloads of mp3
  • Over 10,000 emails, comments and messages of support

Contrary to the belief of some people, the song has absolutely nothing to do with religion (and the various online postings by people claiming that Michael is a follower of any particular religion are totally erroneous). This song is strictly humanitarian in nature. It has been, and continues to be, played on radio stations and television channels in several countries, and it was chanted in demonstrations and rallies all over the globe. It has been translated into a dozen languages and subtitled on numerous clips. More than 500 new clips have been made with "We Will Not Go Down" by people all over the world, and thousands of websites have uploaded the clip and posted the lyrics (Note: Please scroll down to read an important notice regarding the above-mentioned videos).

Michael did not initially make the song available on iTunes. However, after the incessant inflow of emails he received from people inquiring as to why it wasn't available on iTunes, he has finally rectified this situation in July of 2010.

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Click here to watch Michael's interview about the song

WE WILL NOT GO DOWN (Song for Gaza)
(Composed by Michael Heart)
Copyright 2009

A blinding flash of white light
Lit up the sky over Gaza tonight
People running for cover
Not knowing whether they’re dead or alive

They came with their tanks and their planes
With ravaging fiery flames
And nothing remains
Just a voice rising up in the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

Women and children alike
Murdered and massacred night after night
While the so-called leaders of countries afar
Debated on who’s wrong or right

But their powerless words were in vain
And the bombs fell down like acid rain
But through the tears and the blood and the pain
You can still hear that voice through the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

 

Important notice regarding YouTube videos:

Please be advised that posting YouTube (or Vimeo, etc) videos using Michaelís song for Gaza is in fact unlawful and discouraged.  We are obviously aware that there are numerous such videos currently on YouTube and we are working to remedy this problem.  More importantly, many of these unauthorized videos have had incredibly distasteful comments posted on them, due to the sensitivity of the songís subject matter.  We hope it is clear to everyone that Michael has no affiliation with these videos whatsoever.  He does not want to be associated with any such comments and they do not in any way represent his point of view.  Those videos which contain the most offensive comments are the most likely to be deleted from YouTube immediately.  Please also be advised that in certain instances, the YouTube staff has been known to not only delete these videos, but to also suspend the YouTube accounts of those offenders who posted these videos in the first place.  This is strictly a YouTube policy and we have no control, nor any responsibility for any such instances.  If your YouTube account has been suspended due to your video using Michael's music (copyright infringement), we are sorry to inform you that we are not able to help you in this matter.

It goes without saying that Michael continues to sincerely appreciate your interest in his music.  Thank you for your understanding.

Michael Heart Office