Operation Goliath is underway. Miracle needed to achieve Christmas Number One for 10 year son of RAF pilot.
UK RAF Pilot’s Son Ben, aged 10, Wrote, Performed and Released Song Asking For Peace
Messed Up World written by Ben Macnaughton & Anthony Clark and produced by Anthony Clark in aid of SSAFA is out now
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Operation Goliath is now underway. I tried to set Ben’s expectations that he might not achieve the coveted Christmas number one and he said, “I don’t think like that. I believe”.
I am flumaxed at the enormity of the task.
We are David and X-factor is Goliath. We are an independently produced single with no budget and no experience of the music industry. The radio stations aren’t interested in playing the track as children’s charity Christmas singles are in abundance. We need a miracle and an army of Ben supporters to give him a fighting chance.
The Grenade wrote a song in his music lessons with 80s music producer, Anthony Clark called Messed Up World asking the world to ‘stop the fighting and end the war, then we could all be happy forever more. Forever more.’
His father, a Squadron Leader in the RAF, currently serving as the Brigade Air Liaison Officer, with 12 Mechanised Brigade, Bulford, Wiltshire has visited a war zone every year of his life since apart from 2013. Since 2003 Ben has lived in the shadow of war and has spent approximately 50% of his life separated from his father due to his father’s military commitment. Sqn Ldr Macnaughton throughout Ben’s life has deployed continuously to Iraq and Afghanistan and a few other war zones as well.
When asked why he wrote these words, he said to me. “I want the fighting to stop so that children don’t need to be away from their parents anymore. I don’t think children should be away from their parents.”
“Did you write it because daddy goes away so much?”
“Yes.” He said.
The single is called Messed Up World – which he wrote and performed himself. It’s produced by 80s music producer Anthony Clark, who has toured with T’Pau, Haircut 100, Rick Astley, Bay City Rollers, Joan Armatrading to name but a few.
This awesome track was written and performed by 10 year old Ben Macnaughton
Ben has never been to stage school so it’s very homemade and he is keeping it real. However, he has lived his whole life in the shadow of war, he wanted to raise money for other children in the same position as him.
The song will be released in aid of SSAFA. SSAFA provides lifelong support for our forces and their families. It is a charity that does whatever it takes to get things done. They provide practical support and assistance to servicemen and women, veterans, and the families of both, every single day of the year.
It’s a messed up world
But I won’t let it get me down
As long as I can hold my ground
I will be safe and sound
There is no more peace in the air
Bodies lying everywhere
I am really scared
Everything is grey and black
Smoke is coming out of my hat
A glimpse of light comes from the sky
And everything is once again fine
People are alive and singing
The world can be so lovely yes it can
We should all be happy and never sad
If we could stop the fighting and end the war
We could all be happy forever more
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