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Uploaded on Jan 3, 2009
"I wrote this song in response to the U.S. invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003. I sang it on the streets of San Fancisco on March 20th, when 20,000 citizens demonstrated their protest by shutting the city down. It inspired the title of my book, Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist. As I write in the book, I could not stop the war, the horrifying violence and injustice of it, but I could offer this song--my anthem to my country, which is without borders; my paean to my people, who are without tribe".
Singer/Songwriter: Marisa Handler Album: Dark Spoke Producer/Director: Anna Tsiarta Cinematographer: Harris Charalambous Editor: Sara Maamouri
Loyal to the Sky lyrics:
I smell oil I smell oil I smell oil
In the name of flesh In the name of blood I will fight against this war Because Im loyal
Because I am loyal to the rivers Loyal to the sky Loyal to this earth And the stars swinging by
Loyal to what we share to the love that brings us here Today
And I will not defy The cries Of sisters and brothers close by I will not ignore The calls Of mothers and children Beyond the shores
Of words broken with shame At bloodshot justice invoked in my name Freedom gagged, she has been tamed And fear her dues has claimed
But almighty dollar, we've got your game
I will not be blind I will not be blinded We the people stand We the people rise I will not be mute I will not be muted We the people stand We the people rise