It made me aware as a citizen, these aren't numbers you hear about when they say 13 people are killed. You sort of become desensitized, but these are someone's moms, dads, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. This song is showing them appreciation and not taking things for granted.
"Derek Roland Clark" is a British politician, and Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands (European Parliament constituency)/East Midlands. He is a member of the UK Independence Party, first elected in 2004, and subsequently re-elected in 2009.
He stood as a UKIP candidate in the 2010 general election for Northampton South (UK Parliament constituency)/Northampton South, receiving 1,897 votes (4.9%), which was 50 votes short of retaining his deposit.
He was educated at the University of Bristol (Teaching Certificate) and the University of Exeter. He is a retired science teacher.More Derek Clark on Wikipedia.