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  • We Shall Not Be Moved • Tae Phoenix • The Bedroom Rendition

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    I wrote a new arrangement, melody, and original lyrics that were inspired by and based on the African American hymn and civil rights protest song, "We Shall Not Be Moved."

    This is a social justice song. By social justice, I mean full systemic, economic, and social recognition of and investment in the humanity of black and brown people, especially black and brown women, trans folks, people with disabilities, the poor, and all other marginalized groups. All profits generated from this song will be contributed to grassroots organizations run by and working for the rights of marginalized people.

    This song will be distributed using a model that directs funds from privileged audience members to grassroots groups that are run by and working for the benefit of marginalized people.

    ====Lyrics===
    Just like a tree that’s standing in the water
    We shall not be…

    We shall not be, we shall not be moved. (x3)

    We are rising
    but we are not the hate we see
    cuz we’re not whole ’til all are free.
    You can fight us, but you’ll lose
    cuz nothing can defeat the truth
    and we shall not be moved.

    We shall not be, we shall not be moved. (x3)

    We’ve come so far, but we have farther still to go
    And that is why we are saying “no!”
    We’re not going back with you,
    the future is to much to lose
    and we shall not be moved.

    We shall not be, we shall not be moved. (x3)

    We’re like a tree that’s standing in the water
    We’ve lifted up our branches, oh we’ve put roots down
    You can try to shake us but don’t bother
    Cuz we’re gonna stand
    Stand our sacred ground
    And we are not
    We’re not backing down
    and we shall not be

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