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‘Let’s Make It Happen’ (Baltimore #Song4Unity)

The talented musicians behind “Let’s Make It Happen”. (Bonnie Schupp)

 

“Let’s Make It Happen” (Baltimore #Song4Unity)

Co-Songwriters: Aileen Sabira, Andrew Walen, Brooks Long, Deborah “Spice” Kleinmann, Jamaal “Black Root” Collier, Janice Buerkli, Mosno Al-Moseeki, QueenEarth (M. Smith), Quinton Randall, Sahffi Lynne, Samira Ghazi-Tehrani, Sonia Rutstein, Teporah, Ria Lillie, and Woody Lissauer, c. 2016.

Producer & Engineer: Mark Stocker, 4:30 Entertainment Studios.

 

LYRICS

Turned the TV on the other day

Saw that my city was up in flames

Cars burn, glass shattered, police on the street

Tell me how did it get this way?

 

Black and white and green divide us

Neighborhoods are turning into war zones

Feels like my city’s pacing it’s own cage

We’re not even safe in our own homes

 

Brothers dying

Mothers crying

Stop the violence

End the silence NOW

 

Let’s make it better

Stand up today

Let’s make it happen

There is a way

We can unite our hearts with love

 

Helpless, homeless without love inside

People all around us living in pain

Everyone’s talking no one’s listening

No more asking, time to be the change

 

Bullets flying

Leaders lying

Stop the violence

End the silence NOW

 

Let’s make it better

Stand up today

Let’s make it happen

There are is a way

We can unite our hearts with love

 

RAP:

We gotta stand up, fight for our community

Gotta do it together because it takes you and me

Each one, teach one, speak for actions fluently

Me and you united, yeah, that’s unity

It doesn’t matter that the fight is long

Everybody build to make everyone strong

We gotta do it together, we gotta stand tall

We gotta work for better, and we’ll never fall

 

Hunger burning

People hurting

Stop the violence

End the silence NOW

 

Let’s make it better

Stand up today

Let’s make it happen

There is a way

We can unite our hearts with love

 

Let’s make it better

Stand up today

Let’s make it happen

There is a way

We can unite our hearts with love

 

Outro:

Let’s make it happen!

Stand up today

Let’s make it happen!

There is a way

 

 

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About the author

#Song4Unity

#Song4Unity is a project designed to bring unity to our communities through music. Inspired by the events in Baltimore in 2015 and recognizing that musicians are the gatekeepers for our universal language of music which truly unifies us all, Sahffi Lynne started the project by gathering 15 Baltimore songwriters from multiple genres in the fall of 2015 to write a “#Song4Unity.” "Let's Make it Happen" (Baltimore #Song4Unity) is a result of over 50 people from all different walks of life coming together to create a song of love and unity for our community of Baltimore. ALL proceeds of the song when purchased on Bandcamp (http://www.song4unity.bandcamp.com) will go directly to #SaveADopeBoy (http://www.saveadopeboy.com), a grassroots organization in Baltimore helping young men find and keep gainful employment. The project continues: a #Song4Unity Junior song has been written by the 6th graders at Catonsville Middle School, and musicians from Wilmington, DE, Nashville and New York City have expressed interest in writing their own #Song4Unity. It’s our hope our music helps open our collective minds and hearts to the larger awareness of UNITY. Interested in writing a #Song4Unity in your community? Please write us and let us know! song4unity@gmail.com Contact the author.
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