Gift of Refuge

by Kim Beales

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In March 2014, Tri Nguyen will be walking from Melbourne to Canberra with a fishing boat. He invites Australia to walk with him. This is an anthem I've written for his walk. We launch the anthem and the walk at the Northcote Social Club, Wednesday 5th March. and website:


Gift of Refuge

I’m gonna carry my boat
Right across this land
I’m gonna set it sail
On the waters of parliament
I’m gonna carry my boat
Like a cross of hope
For the refuge I found
All those years ago

So, take up your boat
And come and walk with me, come talk with me
As I walk across this land to sing my song of hope and thanks
For, I want to see the nations’ discourse change
from fear to words of hope and empathy
come walk with me,
and my friend
for the gift of Refuge

I walk to remember
And I walk to give my thanks
I walk for the wisdom
That grows from compassion
I walk for the nation
I walk for the world
That bleeds from its troubles
Those who flee from the rubble
I walk for tomorrow
And the ones in my place


released January 27, 2014
Kim Beales: guitars, vocals, organ
Daniel Williams: bass, kick drum, tom and percussion
Andrew Bryce: trumpet, flugelhorn
Kat Burn: vocals
Sara Graf: vocals



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Kim Beales Melbourne, Australia

"Tambourine Sky' was launched at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne, Australia on 16th February 2012. Kim performed Tambourine Sky around Australia and toured the album while supporting Tamas Wells in China and Japan. UPCOMING GIG: Wed 5th March, 2014 at Northcote Social Club ... more

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