Raffis tribute to humanity's hero sprang from Mandela's call to global leaders in 2000 to turn this world around, for the children. In 2001, Raffi sang this for Nelson Mandela at Torontos Ryerson University.
The song expresses the essence of Raffis Child Honouring philosophy, a children-first paradigm for societal change. A child-friendly world enriches all of us, and offers the best chance to create humand and sustainable cultures. All children want to live in peace, and to follow their dreams.
Child Honouring sounds a call to make a new covenant with the worlds children. Now is the hour, and weve got the power to turn this world around, Raffi sings.
TURN THIS WORLD AROUND
(A Song for Nelson Mandela)
Words and music by Raffi, Michael Creber © 2001 Homeland Publishing*
from Raffis CD "Resisto Dancing: Songs of Compassionate Revolution"
We heard it from Mandela, turn this world around for the children turn this world around
Hes done it once before, and now we hear his call for the children turn this world around!
chorus Turn turn turn, turn this world around for the children Turn this world around Turn turn turn, turn this world around for the children Turn this world around
The dreams of our young ones born into this world Need respect and love to come alive Honouring the children is what were here to do Now is the hour and weve got the power to
If every nations leaders put their children first Care and provide for every child Each and every household could sing a song of joy All round this planet, a new light within it could
And the children sing: help our light to shine May we all be fed, may we all be loved May the elders here open up their hearts To this song of ours, may they do their part May our dreams unfold, may we find our place In a healthy world, embracing every race
May we all be free, may we live in peace Hear the children sing, hear us sing
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