Rise Up

by Erika Kulnys

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Rise Up

Where were you when the mountains quaked
When the waters rose
Were you awake?

And where were you when the mother cried
Giving up her child
To the Holy State?

And where were you
When we marched in the streets?
Where were you
Were you keeping the peace?

Where were you
When we took the waters back?
Where were you
Did you have your mother’s back?

Rise up
Now is the hour
Rise up
Take back your power
Rise up
We will not wait
We rise up today

Where were you
When the soldiers died
Fighting for the truth
Were you alive?

Where were you
When the towers blew
When the temples burned
Were you inside?

And where are you
When we march in the streets?
Where are you
Will you be the peace?

Where are you
When we take the borders back
Where are you
Will you have your brother’s back?

Now we must rise up
Now is the hour
Rise up
Take back your power
Rise up
We will not wait
We rise up today

Rise up
Now is the hour
Rise up
Take back our Power
Rise up
We will not wait
We rise up today
We Rise Up Today

credits

released March 15, 2016
Erika Kulnys, piano, vocals
Dave Mattacks, Drums
Jim Henry, Guitar
Catherine Bent, Cello
Ian Kennedy, Violin
Shay Williams, Violin
Laurie MacAllister, vocals
Kirsten Maxwell, vocals
Katie Key, vocals

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Erika Kulnys Nova Scotia

"...ingenious intellect and activist zeal of Ani DiFranco with poetic skepticism of Leonard Cohen, Kulnys is cementing her place in history books...ballad-aesthetic of Tori Amos...craftsmanship vast as the Atlantic. Spin the cheekiness of Dolly Parton with overt sexuality of Kinnie Starr, and toe-tapping rhythms of Colleen Power to conjure up her multi-dimensional talents.” - Shannon Webb-Campbell ... more

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