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[OT] [song] The Empty Chair - Sting



"If I don't have the moral courage to challenge authority... we don't
have journalism."  -  James Foley, 1973 - 2014.

The real journalism, the constant search for truth, the journalism
that empowers the poor and the weak, that has no fear of politicians
and other corrupt criminals, not the "journalism" that spreads fake
alt-right news and lies, supporting those who have the power to censor
journalism and fight against the freedom of the press.

"Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its
greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes
of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in
the air."  -  Henry Anatole Grunwald  (Yes, he was a Republican, but
would never support censorship and "fake news".)

https://www.romper.com/p/this-james-foley-quote-at-the-2017-oscars-is-important-now-more-than-ever-40811

The Oscar version is shorter than these lyrics, has fewer verses, but
it's very sweet and heartbreaking the same.

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The Empty Chair - Sting

https://youtu.be/Vp9NfalTHqg

If I should close my eyes, that my soul can see
And there's a place at the table that you saved for me
So many thousand miles over land and sea
I hope to dare, that you hear my prayer
And somehow I'll be there

It's but a concrete floor where my head will lay
And though the walls of this prison are as cold as clay
But there's a shaft of light where I count my days
So don't despair of the empty chair
And somehow I'll be there

Some days I'm strong, some days I'm weak
And days I'm so broken I can barely speak
There’s a place in my head where my thoughts still roam
Where somehow I've come home

And when the Winter comes and the trees lie bare
And you just stare out the window in the darkness there
Well I was always late for every meal you'll swear
But keep my place and the empty chair
And somehow I'll be there
And somehow I'll be there