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Two Dragons and a Cheetah - "November 8, 2016" [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

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Published on Nov 9, 2017

This is the official music video for "November 8, 2016," a protest song by Two Dragons and a Cheetah. The song was inspired by band member Maryjo Mattea's emotions and experiences following the election. It is a cathartic expression of anger as well as a call to action. It reflects the somber mood that blanketed the DC area in the days and weeks following election night and gives voice to the plights of the oppressed.

CREDITS:

Director:
Stephanie Sapienza

Producers:
Stephanie Sapienza
Maryjo Mattea
Fabiola (Fa) Delgado

Director of Photography:
Casey McAdams

Editors:
Stephanie Sapienza
Casey McAdams

Songwriter:
Maryjo Mattea

Song Performance:
Two Dragons and a Cheetah (Joel Wu and Maryjo Mattea)

Dance Performance:
Fabiola (Fa) Delgado

Cast (in alphabetical order):
Erin Aminah
Cindy Daigle
Joshua Hunter
Ashley Lowe
Darwyn Manley
Michael Mendoza
Reuben Musgrave
Artemis Thompson (Ardamus)
Amber Walson

Recording and Mixing Engineer:
Rogério Naressi

Mastering Engineer:
Mark Peteritas

Audio Clip:
"As we see it: Vietnam '68; Dr. Howard Zinn." July 1, 1968, from the National Association of Educational Broadcasters Collection at University of Maryland. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cp...


LYRICS:

We started out in celebration
How'd it come to this
Punctures in our perfect bubble
Our ignorant bliss
Now we all hold on to one another
Shocked, dismayed, afraid
Demagoguery and division won today

And if you're not mad then you're not paying attention
Everybody's got something to lose
Pundits on the playground all pretending
What they say is truth

Alive and thriving, charlatans are here
To steal your glory
Flashing, screaming screens and pages
Fucking up the story
Greatness is an aspiration
Not something behind us
So this is where we live now
This is where we live now

And if you're not mad then you're not paying attention
Everybody's got something to lose
Pundits on the playground all pretending
What they say is truth

And if you're not mad, no, not mad, irate
At the prejudice, at the blatant hate
At the lack of talent, the lack of skill
At the lunacy of 'the people's will'
At the ignorance and contempt for good
If you're not scared for your neighborhoods
For the people of color, the Muslims, the Jews
The women and the immigrants and refugees too
For the les, the gay, the bi, the trans
The poor and disenfranchised, our fate's in the hands
Of these people who don't give a fuck about you
Or worse yet who hate you for just being you
So if you're not shocked and confused and afraid
Then no one can help you, 'cause your bed's been made
But if you're like me and you feel disrespected
And enraged about the demon elected
If your voice goes unheard, raise your hand up high
If your plight goes unseen, raise it up to the sky
Stop, look around at all these raised hands
You are not alone

And if you're not mad then you're not paying attention
Everybody's got something to lose
Pundits on the playground all pretending
But this is not truth

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Two Dragons and a Cheetah
  • Album

    • November 8, 2016
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • CD Baby (on behalf of Two Dragons and a Cheetah); ASCAP, CD Baby Pro (Publishing), CD Baby Sync Publishing, and 1 Music Rights Societies

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