Holiday Song For The Lonely

by Lucas Silveira - ANCHOR CAMPAIGN

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THE ANCHOR CAMPAIGN

This demo track is being used to raise funds to create a promotional video for The Cliks Productions Inc. to promote awareness surrounding issues of suicide ideation and self-harm prevention that will start in early of 2017.

The Anchor Campaign is a grass roots initiative started by Lucas Silveira who is best known as the lead singer of rock band The Cliks and for his work as an out and active member and advocate in the visibility of the transgender community.

With the aid of endorsement through amazing fine clothiers Fred Perry and the financial backing of his company The Cliks Productions Inc., the Anchor Campaign campaign will focus on bringing awareness to the issues of self harm and suicidal ideation. The goal of the campaign is to begin a discussion through awareness on how to change the cultural conversation surrounding the stigma surrounding these issues and by including those who are affected by them.

There will be focus on particular communities that are being epidemically impacted by these issues such as First Nations and transgender communities, but the campaign will not be exclusive to these communities as we believe that these issues impact people from all walks of life and in these efforts, we cannot afford to be exclusionary.

We will not be offering answers but rather creating a space to bring awareness, conversation, and contributions of knowledge in the attempts to change how people perceive those affected by these issues and how these people perceive themselves so that we can then contribute that knowledge to those who educate so that we can together create preventative strategies and give voice to those who struggle most.

We also want to create a space that invites the discussion and awareness of other issues that are connected to our central issue, such as harm reduction and any other intersections that may arise.

We will be looking for support in raising awareness particularly via social media and will be asking upon the release of the campaign that folks who have been affected by these issues, either directly or through experience with others, to take the first step in changing the cultural conversation by allowing the vulnerability it takes to speak out publicly so that we can reach those in isolation.

We are asking that people take a photo of themselves and post it on social media via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter giving a short answer to the question "What anchors you?"

For example, when I am having a hard time, I find something that anchors me is the ability to express myself through fashion.
The answer can be anything you personally feel grounds you and helps you feel safe to continue moving through life to live another day. You can even take a picture of yourself with another person or your dog or cat as a means to show what helps you feel anchored. And if you happen to have a piece of Fred Perry clothing, we ask that you take the photo wearing it as we believe with their help, we can reach a much wider audience. We are also looking for the support of celebrities to help us in making this a huge campaign and an ongoing conversation.
It is time to give space to those who suffer in silence. It is time for those who suffer in silence to stop fearing the reactions of disclosing their struggle for fear of institutionalization. It is time to stop calling people who suffer with mental health issues that lead to self harm and suicidal ideation as cowards, as weak, as attention seeking, as manipulative and abusive.
It is time to offer those suffering an anchor so that they can find empowerment in self love to anchor themselves.

We thank you for your purchase as it is a contribution towards choosing life.

lyrics

A HOLIDAY SONG FOR THE LONELY

It’s that time of the year again
Where we’re all supposed to glow
But for some it’s a time without family
Or lovers under mistletoe

So this one goes out to you my friends
And I hope that you will know
That there’s someone out here
Thinking of love and cheer
And sending it close to home

CHORUS
For the broken
The forgotten
For the ones who need it most
For the hopeless
Who are fighting
Know that I am standing close
For the wicked
And the weary
Those who wrestle in the dark
All the love that I have in me
I am sending to your heart

I’ll give thanks to my family
Those of blood and those I chose
I’ll hold dear all the cheer at this time of the year
Send to those who need it most

Dad, I hope you are listening
As I wrote this song for you
How I wish you were here
But I’m grateful last year
That I spent this time with you

CHORUS
For the broken
The forgotten
For the ones who need it most
For the hopeless
Who are fighting
Know that I am standing close
For the wicked
And the weary
Those who wrestle in the dark
All the love that I have in me
I am sending to your heart

credits

released December 21, 2016
Vocals- Lucas Silveira
All Instrumentation- Lucas Silveira
Music and Lyrics by -Lucas Silveira

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