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THE STORY

‘Close To The Edge’ comes from 3 different angles… the person being bullied, the bully themselves and the person looking in.

It has been heard more than 1.9 million times in 195 countries and been used in short films, dance projects, music projects, documentaries and more.

I truly hope you will all take something from this song so that you think twice next time you’re about to say or do something that’s degrading to another. You never know where they are at in their lives… What if they’re already close to the edge?

Close To The Edge

Song Lyrics

I’m standing close to the edge
And I witnessed all those things you said
I’ve tried not to let them in
But here I’m standing close to the edge

How was I supposed to know
Not to hate but to care
A distant dream that I forgot
Could have served me so well
So so well

Can’t you see that it’s not my fault
It’s just the way I’ve been brought up
Another person I can blame
Another way to hide my pain

Do you think
That ordinary people
With ordinary problems
Don’t suffer

Well I’m begging you
To hold your lips tight
There’s all of these people
Close to the edge

Be not forgotten
All who have fallen
All who have fallen
All who have fallen
Have fallen, have fallen
All who have fallen
Have fallen, have fallen

I wrote Close To The Edge two weeks before one of the most devastating moments of my life.

I heard someone screaming out one evening from across the road where I was living at the time. Another neighbor and I went over to see if she was ok. Through her back fence, she said ‘My son’s killed himself’.

Shocked, we ran through the house and into the backyard to see a mother with her lifeless teenage son in her arms.

I still remember the look on the father’s face as he arrived home, then the grandparents – the look of absolute helplessness… such a sad sad night.

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I wrote Close To The Edge two weeks before one of the most devastating moments in my life.

I heard someone screaming out one evening from across the road where I was living at the time. Another neighbor and I went over to see if she was ok. Through her back fence, she said ‘My son’s killed himself’.

Shocked, we ran through into the house and into the backyard to see a mother with her lifeless teenage son in her arms.

As the other neighbor gave CPR, she turned to me and said ‘my other kids are inside’.

I said I would look after them – I sat down in the living room the boy’s younger brother and sister and played with them like nothing was wrong.

I still remember the look on the father’s face as he walked through the front door, then the grandparents – the look of absolute helplessness.

Out of this experience, I said to myself ‘no one should ever have to go through this’… not the family and everything they would have gone through following that devastating night, nor the boy who felt like that was the only way out.

I then asked myself – there are people that need help, what are you going to do about it?

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