If your kids were in this video, you'd flip out. Let's pretend these are all our kids.

Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and violinist Ann Marie Simpson, who probably have other things to be doing, like drinking gold-plated martinis, recorded this song to draw attention to how the world is screwing over kids. They got Travis Barker, Minh Dang, Dominic Lewis, LIZ, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer to help them record it.

All of this energy, just so you would open your eyes.

Give it a listen. Maybe a share. If we all do a little thing like that, it might make a big difference.

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People on the inside, people on the outside, building a wall.
Making it longer, making it stronger, making it tall.
But some people on the inside and people on the outside sing a new song.
Singing, "Change it from the inside, change it from the outside, tear the wall down!"

Everyone is blind, 'til everyone can see,
And no one can be free when there is slavery.
Use your head and heart, it's time to do our part.
Give children of the world a brand new start.

Children on the inside, children on the outside, fighting our war.
Hurting on the inside, hurting on the outside, they deserve more.
Some people on the inside and people on the outside sing a new song.
"Open your eyes, listen to the cries, it's time to right wrong!"

Everyone is blind, 'til everyone can see,
And no one can be free when there is slavery.
Use your head and heart, it's time to do our part.
Give children of the world a brand new start.

Children on the inside, children on the outside, down in the mines.
Digging it deeper, making it steeper, stealing their time.
Some people on the inside and people on the outside sing a new song.
"It's time to fight the fight, it's time to shine a light, it's been dark too long!"

Children need to sing, and children need to play
But some are pressed to work their days away.
Children need to grow, and everyone should care,
When they are given burdens they can't bear.

People on the inside, people on the outside sing with me.
When there's no inside and no outside everyone's free.
Everybody inside, everybody outside sing with me.
There's no inside, there's no outside, everyone's free.

Everyone is blind, 'til everyone can see,
And no one can be free when there is slavery.
Use your head and heart, it's time to do our part.
Give children of the world a brand new start.

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Music video by the International Labour Organization. Do what you can to end child slavery by visiting their Red Card campaign.

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Jul 14, 2014

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