Something Inside so Strong by Labi Siffre
Lovely song, Siffre came out of self-imposed retirement from music in 1985 when he saw a television film from South Africa showing a white soldier shooting at black children. He wrote "(Something Inside) So Strong" (No. 4, 1987), an anti Apartheid anthem, a song of defiance in the face of oppression and bigotry, a song of personal inner strength and more. The song has remained enduringly popular and is an example of the political and sociological thread running through much of Siffreâ€™s lyrics and poetry since the single â€œThank Your Lucky Starâ€ and the album â€œFor the Childrenâ€ (1973). It won the Ivor Novello Award for "Best Song Musically and Lyrically", and has been used in Amnesty International campaigns, a television advertisement and Alice Walker's film against female genital mutilation: Warrior Marks. His stance on civil and human rights has further enhanced his reputation.
The Least of TheseHow has God met your needs? Does this motivate you to reach out to other people? Why or why not?