Let’s Sing Our Hearts Out!

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From Sharon Blick-350 Eugene Song Coordinator:

We want to do more singing at our rallies, marches, and other events.  We are creating this page of songs with lyrics and links to performances so that you can learn the songs at home and come prepared to sing.  Please print the lyrics and bring them along or download the lyrics to your cellphone or other portable device if you don’t have time to memorize them.  If you have suggestions of other songs of this type, please send them via the Contact Us link.  Music can change the world!  Come sing with us!

 

SONG 1  – Sing for the Climate, Do It Now – by the Ravels

(sung to the tune of Bella Ciao)

We sing it in the key of A minor (see link below for notes)

Sing for the Climate with notes

Sing for the Climate lyrics only-

 

We need to wake up

We need to wise up

We need to open our eyes

And do it now now now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now

We’re on a planet

That has a problem

We’ve got to solve it, get involved

And do it now now now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now

Make it greener

Make it cleaner

Make it last, make it fast

and do it now now now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now

No point in waiting

Or hesitating

We must get wise, take no more lies

And do it now now now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now (REPEAT)

SONG 2  – Lift Us Up by Peter Yarrow

This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUdjpfjoVsc  is in Key of E.

We sing it in the Key of C; see the link below for the notes.

Lift Us Up with notes

Lift Us Up lyrics only – Word doc

 

Lift us up. Make our stand.

Let love triumph in our land.

Lift us up. Make us strong.

Give us courage to right the wrong.

America, our hopes and dreams are truly all at stake.

Let not the hate divide us. Let not our spirit break.

Let not our courage falter. Let not our bravery fail.

Let unity bring victory. Let love prevail.

(repeat chorus 1.5 times)

In our land.

SONG  3 – The Climate  – It is A-Changin’

From Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a Changin”

Original song (to learn the tune):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7qQ6_RV4VQ

Karaoke version (to practice this version):   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfudZuSd6o

We sing it in the key of G (see link below for notes), which the same key as the videos.

The Climate It is A-Changing with notes

The Climate It is A-Changing lyrics only

Come gather round people the carbon’s too high,

It’s making sea levels continue to rise.

Fossil fuel cronies keep spreading their lies,

But the world to us is worth saving,

We’d better act now before the time flies,

For the climate it is a changin’.

Come scientists, writers, protest with your pen,

Keep your eyes wide this time won’t come again.

And don’t wait too long, the Arctic ice thins,

It’s the sign that the tipping points comin’,

If it’s too late now then no one will win,

For the climate it is a changin’.

Come senators, congress folks, please heed the call.

Stop corporations from wreckin’ it all.

For those who won’t act will be those who will fall.

The droughts and the fires are ragin’.

We’ll all feel the heat, there’s no time to stall.

For the climate it is a changin’.

Come mothers and fathers , let’s all take a stand.

Don’t give up hope, we’ll all do what we can.

Our sons and your daughters need liveable land.

All the old ways need replacing.

Let’s start a new way, we’ll all lend a hand.

For the climate it is a changin’.

 

SONG 4  – Step by Step by Pete Seeger

Step by Step with notes

Step by Step lyrics only – Word doc

We sing it in the key of G minor (see link below for notes), which the same key as the video.

 

Step by step the longest march
Can be won can be won
Many stones can form an arch
Singly none singly none
And by union what we will
Can be accomplished still
Drops of water turn a mill
Singly none singly none

SONG 5  – We are the Change (Ravyn Stanfield)

We Are the Change

We are the change

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

And we are dawning

We are the rising sun

On last time, skip “We are the rising sun”, and end with “We are the change

SONG 6 – Lead With Love  by Melanie DeMore

https://www.facebook.com/melanie.demore/posts/10210263043026684?pnref=story

Lead With Love by Melanie DeMore

Chorus

You gotta put one foot in front of the other

And lead with love

Put one foot in front of the other

And lead with love.

(repeat all 4 lines)

Verses (call and response)

Don’t give up hope

You’re not alone

Don’t you give up

Keep movin on

Lift up your eyes

Don’t you despair

Look up ahead

The path is there

I know you’re scared

And I’m scared too

But here I am

Right next to you

Last chorus: repeat last line two more times

And so was the Sun Queen!

And so was the Sun Queen!