We Will Be Heard

by Annalie Wilson

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lyrics

History
What will you make of me?
Angel, outlaw or revolutionary
Time goes by
And all those heroes die
Will you raise a flag
Or will you let it lie?

What is victory
And what is glory?
When I'm gone
Who'll tell my story?

On our knees
We suffered indignities
Beaten and bound for our contemptuous disease*
On and on still they refuse to hear our pleas
Fire burns the way our desperation breeds

What is love
And what is glory?
When we're gone
Who'll tell our story?

We may not have the final word
But we will be heard
We will be heard
We may not journey undeterred
But we will be heard
We will be heard

History
What do you want from me?
In this world of greed and inequality
Fear abides
Dissatisfaction thrives
We build new gods and pray for a comfortable ride

We have grace
And we have glory
We will go so far to tell our story
We may not have the final word
But we will be heard
We will be heard
We may not journey undeterred
But we will be heard
We will be heard

credits

released August 5, 2014
Music & lyrics - Annalie Wilson
Bass - Ben Hillyard
Guitar - Burak Kahraman
Cajon - Riccardo Castellani
Recorded at Resident Studios by John Martin

May this song serve as a testament to all those who have been brave enough to stand up for the rights of themselves and others with dignity, love and fearlessness, and as an inspiration for the rest of us to do the same.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.”
― Nelson Mandela

“The essence of warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything.”
― Chögyam Trungpa

A powerful video to the song by Sylvester Laciok incorporating footage from recent protests in Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, France, Tibet, UK, USA and Bulgaria can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=6my7AM1mvQs.

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