I Hope

by Resistance Revival Chorus, Meah Pace

Song Credits: Composed by Meah Pace and Randy Ingram
How could we ever 
come to this to say
Our lives do not matter 
and justice has no face 

To steady war and anger
burns the fabric of our state
sends a message to our neighbor
that we've fallen from the fray
 
It's a long road to walk on
and I don't know where it is
but I hope
And when I'm too tired
to carry on
I don't know if you'll be there
but I hope
 
Dream-on Dreamers
when the promises fade
it can only leave room
for the great
And when you long for a hero
no need to look around
you will be one and same
 
I say 
fight on brother
to me, you're all the same
is the power that's placed in your hands
And march on sisters
you're never alone
lift us all up
and carry us home
 
Because it's a long road
to walk on
and I don't know where it is
but I hope
 
And when I'm too tired
to carry on
I don't know if you'll be there
but I hope
 
If you should stray
or give up somedays
I fight for you
And if I should fall
and not take it, at all
will you go on
to seek and destroy
 
Is a long road to walk on
and I don't know if it is 
but I hope
And when I'm too tired 
to carry on
I don't know if you'll be there
but I hope
 
We've come too far 
to turn around
and we won't back down
I hope
 
And you might say 
we'll never, never, see the end
nah nah
Well I don't know my friend
I hope
for you 
for me
I hope 

By Resistance Revival Chorus which is a collective of more than 60 women, and non-binary singers,  who join together to breath joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices. Chorus members are touring musicians, film and tv actors, educators, filmmakers, artists and more, representing a multitude of identities, professions, creative backgrounds and activist causes.

Song Credits: Composed by Meah Pace and Randy Ingram Produced by Tiffany Gouché, Meah Pace, Jaclyn Sanchez Additional production by Abbey Lewis Vocal arrangements, Geminelle Rollins Lead vocals, Meah Pace Piano, Tiffany Gouché Drums, Allison Miller Bass, Eva Lawitts Cello, Marika Hughes Violin, Christina Courtin Violin, Ina Paris String arrangement, Dana Lyn Piano, Etsuko Tajima Organ, Akiko Tsuruga Vocals, Resistance Revival Chorus Special thank you to film location Rock Steady Farm, a womxn-owned farm, and The Watershed Center retreat space, in Millerton, NY

About awakinOAK

Intentionally located in east Oakland -- to, on the one hand, overcome institutionalized violence and on the other hand, be showered by the multicultural love and wisdom from neighbors-- this small community strives for integral nonviolence and supports activities that foster fearlessness, courage, autonomy, unconditional love and compassion for all beings. Every Friday for the last 10 years, the anchors of Awakin Oakland, host "Wednesdays on Fridays", an open-house meditation night that was inspired by a family in Santa Clara who has been doing this for close to 23 years [2020] No teachers or gurus. No set agendas or proposed beliefs either. Just one strong principle -- when you change within, the world changes
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