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Light Song: A Chanukah Music Video About Raising Our Voice - Inspired by Rachel Platten's Fight Song

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Published on Dec 3, 2015

For this Chanukah, artists, students and formerly incarcerated teens joined together to make a music video and docu series about our power to raise our voice. Press contact: chanukahlightsong@gmail.com

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The Advot Project: http://www.theadvotproject.org
The Young Storytellers Foundation: http://www.youngstorytellers.com

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Directed by Melanie Zoey
Produced by Ronit Aranoff & Rosie Moss
Executive Produced by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
Edited by Jameelah Nuriddin
Cinematography by Sevdije Kastrati
Starring: Canela, Eden, Ella, Hadar, Laura, Madeleine, Melanie, Merced, Mila, Noel, Ronit, Rosie, Tamara, Zoe, Zohar and Zora

Camera Operator: Andressa Cor
AD: Laura Hope-London
BTS Producer: Eddie Vu
DIT: Dalen Carlson
Producing Consultant: Elissa Cohn

Based on Fight Song by Rachel Platten
Music Production and Light Song Arrangement by Ben Stanton
Lyrics by Melanie Zoey
Lead vocals: Allie Feder
Additional vocals: Eden, Ella, Noel, Mila, Zoe, Zohar, Canela, Madeleine, Rosie and Ronit

LIGHT SONG LYRICS

Like a Maccabee in ancient Greece
Learning in caves
To keep tradition
Like how a tiny faith
Burned on when we had none
We might only have one lamp
But we are still golden

And all the rights they tried to take
Ways they tried to make us break
We will sing out loud tonight
Can you hear our voice this time

CHORUS:
This is our light song (hey)
Take back our rights song (hey)
To save our lives (hey) song (oh)
Our powers turned up (hey)
Maccabees we'll be strong (hey)
We'll sing our light song (hey)
And our voices will rise up to the mountain tops (ho!)
Cause we’ve still got a lot of light left in us

Lost our temple, lost our home
There's a candle burning in our soul
We still believe
Yeah we still believe

We fought to win and we'll fight again
Til the fight for rights comes to an end
We'll change the world
Come together girls

So on this Chanukah day
We join in song to reclaim
The song we sang throughout all time
Together our voices rise

CHORUS:
This is our light song
Fight for our rights song
To save our lives song
Our powers turned up
Maccabees we are strong
We'll shout our light song
And our voices will rise up to the mountain tops
Cause we've still got a lot of light left in us

BRIDGE:
I’ve still got a lot of light left in me 7x
Maoz Tzur Yishuati
Licha Naeh Lishabeach
We’ve still got a lot of light left in us

The broken glass
Of our temple
Just enough oil
To last for one day
But how a single flame
Could shine on for eight nights
We might only have one lamp
But our voices can ignite

This is our light song
To do what's right song
To save more lives song
Our powers turned up
MACCABABES we are strong
We’ll sing our light song
And our voices will rise

And our word broke their sword
When our own strength failed us 2x

This is our light song
To do what’s right song
To save more lives song
Our powers turned up
MACCABABES we are strong
We’ll sing our light song
And we’re gonna keep climbing up to the mountain tops
And they can’t keep us down cause you know we can’t be stopped
Cause we’ve still got a lot of light left in us
Cause we’ve still got a lot of light left in us

Repeat chorus:
This is our light song
To do what’s right song
To save more lives song
Our powers turned up
Maccabes we are strong
We’ll sing our light song
And we’re gonna keep climbing up to the mountain tops
And they can’t keep us down cause you know we can’t be stopped
Cause we’ve still got a lot of light left in us.
Cause we’ve still got a lot of light left in us.

Special Thanks to The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, Rachel Platten, Naomi Ackerman, Judy and Mel Aranoff, Beth Jones Tigay, Bill Thompson, The Young Storytellers Foundation, Hebrew Helpers, Jewcer, Amir Give'on...

And A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our Jewcer Crowdfunders!
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