“Unity (We the People)” – a would-be song of protest

Late this spring, curiosity and recollection started pushing in my head toward music and what was going on in the political and social spheres. This isn’t the 1960’s but with how much upheaval has been playing out regularly – race attacks, propaganda, lies and distortions, pitting business and profit over the welfare of the country, and the protests tied to them all – I was left wondering what those in the music industry were doing about it?

I mean, really, with how much was produced that was just tinged with the social stuff from the ‘60’s, you’d expect 2017 to be filled with songs inspired in some way or another by what was going on – some offering calm, others decrying certain aspects.

In June I put down my own song lyrics of protest. My intention at the start wasn’t to directly protest as so much make a social decree or write something based off of what was ongoing… but it turned into a generalized summary of the status-quo of 2017.

What really leaves me in awe is how things have played out to make the words more relevant. This was penned before Charlottesville and other strife of the summer.

A key line in the chorus is still a truth here in mid autumn 2017: We must defy the great divide. We stand strongest as a society and as a country of the world when we stand together. When all sides come back to this truth, that will be when the course will plot in the right direction.

Unity (We The People)

The lazy days of summer
Are packing quite the heat
Unrest rules the cities
On the sidewalks and in the streets
Generations show their frustrations–
They’re busting at the seems …

Immigration from which we’re born,
Now has been revoked
The climate is of no consequence
Except on the golf course
Facts are myth and news for naught,
Playing to the fools
The USA just fades away,
What are we to do?

[Chorus]
Unite,
Unite,
It’s unity
The power of the masses
We must defy
The great divide
We the people,
We are one

Race is just a hue,
And creed is a contrast
A picture perfect love affair
Of the vibrant masses
It’s hate and unjust rationale,
To sully against a hue
Society is founded on
The many, not the few

Unite,
Unite,
It’s unity
The power of the masses
We must defy
The great divide
We the people,
We are one

“Money talks” and “greed is good”,
That’s the upper’s claim
The guidance from the ruling class
Is to profit from the pain
The welfare of the sacred few
Relies on cutting taxes
A bounty for the divine
Outweighs the lower classes

Unite,
Unite,
It’s unity
The power of the masses
We must defy
The great divide
We the people,
We are one

There are differences in people,
That is America
But we have the tendency to thrive
When we stand above
Find the lyrics, find the tune,
Then we’ll sing the song
Together in our unity,
Together — stand as one

Unite,
Unite,
It’s unity
The power of the masses
We must defy
The great divide
We the people,
We are one

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