"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 It was posted on YouTube and originally made available as a free mp3 download.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.