Getting beyond myself to help my brother out

Tell me a way that I can start to see past the lies

and break down the walls to realize another way.

How can I be afraid when my sister is bleeding out.

Hiding behind the lies my fathers told

it’s getting old

Pulling the veil away and I won’t wait another day.

 

Because I believe in the power of the people

and I will walk hand in hand

I will shout till the end

I believe in the power of the people

We will not compromise

We will stand side by side, side by side.

 

I can’t pretend that I will ever understand

but I’ll bear this weight with you as we lay these demands

at the source of the problem, at the heart of the matter.

Now is the only time to rearrange, make a real change

Hiding behind those lies my fathers told

It’s getting old, pulling the veil away

And I won’t wait another day.

 

I believe in the power of the people

I will walk hand in hand

I will shout till the end

I believe in the power of the people

We will not compromise

We will stand side by side, side by side.

 

Lola Kristine: songwriting, vocals, piano, production, video editing

Noah Sherwin: songwriting, backup vocals, production, video

Tom Kendall Hughes: production, mixing, drums, percussion

Ryan Marquez: wurlitzer, organ

Marisa Rambaran: backup vocals

Kelly Hibbert: mastering engineer

Why this song?

This is an original song I wrote for the Black Lives Movement. I think it would fit well on your playlist. Thank you for creating this. - Lola Kristine

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