Solidarity

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You see clouds rolling in like they're coming to stay and stake a claim
Maybe even the big night sky has something it's trying to defame
The smell of damp concrete is making it impossible to breath
And the things that you have seen tonight are making your insides seethe.

It was hard to count the bodies you saw all tangled up in the shadows
But the voices were clear, you heard a gang of grunts and one girl's cry -- "no!"
You watched with all the others, wondering why everyone just stood there
The loudest silence you ever knew, a weight she will have to bear.

But we are here, let's stand our ground
We are here, with power and sincerity
Hear us and join in our song
Raise your voice in sweet solidarity.

In the way of every wave is a mass of land with a cruel reality of violence
And in the way of putting an end to it is the reality of too much silence
Call it a global epidemic, or call it just a case of assault
More than any call that the media makes, we've gotta make this one -- it's not her fault.

And we are here, let's stand our ground
We are here, with power and sincerity
Hear us and join in our song
Raise your voice in sweet solidarity.

Break the silence, there's no time to lose
Break the silence, there's no time to lose.

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from Bridges, released May 31, 2012

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Lisa Forkish San Francisco, California

Lisa Forkish is an award-winning songstress, composer and arranger, originally from Eugene, OR. She is a recipient of Portland's "Songwriter of the Year" award and a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Lisa is a faculty member in the Vocal Department at Oakland School for the Arts where she directs the Concert Choir and founded the a cappella group Vocal Rush. ... more

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