If We Believe In the Fight Then We’re All Saved

Learned this song last week, at a Showing Up for Racial Justice visioning retreat. Love it:

“Monument”

Aren’t you going to come along?
Aren’t you going to fight?
Aren’t you going to hold your hands up to the light?

If you feel an emptiness,
If you want to hide
Think about the blood
That’s pumping keeping you alive

We’ve got it all worked out,
The plans all made
If we believe in the fight
Then we’re all saved

It’s gonna hurt for a while
But it would anyway
Let us stand resolute
With our voices raised

We have a right to insist
To be free and brave
If that should cease to exist
I’d throw my heart away

It’s a long long way
To the promised land
So try where you are,
Do what you can

You belong to what you understand
So teach yourself how to demand
The monument that you deserve
For rising up in a beaten down world

Aren’t you going to come along?
Aren’t you going to fight?
Aren’t you going to hold your hands up to the light?

If you feel an emptiness,
If you want to hide
Think about the blood
That’s pumping keeping you alive

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