We Always Say

by Children+Time

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You can donate any amount! All proceeds from this song will go to The Loveland Foundation, which provides free therapy for Black women and girls. Healing ancestral and personal trauma are at the foundation of wellness and is much needed in the community. If you can't donate, please help raise awareness about this organization!

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www.thelovelandfoundation.org

"The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for Black women and girls nationally to receive therapy support. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations.

The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, ultimately we hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities we serve."


Check out the music video here: tinyurl.com/WeAlwaysSayYouTube

lyrics

LYRICS:

We always say there has to be a better way -
A better way than this,
But when the game is rigged and you don’t ever lose,
It’s easy to dismiss.

We clenched our teeth and closed our eyes,
We turned away just one more time
And only sent our prayers.
Another body on the ground,
We said - we saw, this time it counts!
We value life... not theirs!

We always say there has to be a better way -
A better way than this,
But when the game is rigged and you don’t ever lose,
It’s easy to dismiss.

It’s long been time we said it loud,
The world we’ve built will not allow
To elevate our brothers.
Contaminated state of mind,
We stay in line, it’s by design,
Our children won’t be smothered.

We always say there has to be a better way -
A better way than this,
But when the game is rigged and you don’t ever lose,
It’s easy to dismiss.

Break the silence.
End this violence.

You always say there has to be a better way,
A better way to change.
But will you tell your children what is right and wrong to break apart these chains?

We always say there has to be a better way -
A better way than this,
But when the game is rigged and you don’t ever lose,
It’s easy to dismiss.

credits

released July 13, 2020
Aryadna (lyrics/music/vocals), David Harewood (vocals/production/mixing/mastering).
Vocals:
Louise Alexandra, Deb Bermudes, Liz Boskey, Jo Brisbane, Sara Brodsky Sieman, Molly Cottrell, Rachel Edwards, Quinn Gutman, Sean Hannon, Taylor Hartsfield, Mila Knight, Gail Leondar-Wright, Ashley Lieberman, Linda Marks, Sara Noble, Cymber Lily Quinn, Nicholas Rousseau, Alexandra Rubington, Robert Sansom, Jade Wang, Annetta Whetham, Carolyn Whitlow, Donna Wickham.
Lynn Baker (saxophone)
Eric Hofbauer (vocals/guitar)

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Children+Time Boston, Massachusetts

Children+Time is a musical hybrid, nurturing influences that span classical Russian, jazz, and futuristic soul, while expanding into new vistas to challenge aesthetic, cultural and personal rigidities. A call for “green music,” hybrid music, self-love music, excavating our
collective trauma to heal ourselves and our planet through the soulful power of sound.
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