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Trade green for green As a black hole’s growing Just wait and see The mess you've made Will swallow us whole We’re leaving home Without returning We want saving But she must save herself She once gifted us Now she’ll wipe us out And clear her name And claim what is hers She’ll be just fine When we are gone Grasping for air An untouched breath is High in demand It’s why we’re clawing (clawing our way back in time) Mother was right When did we lose our sight? She must save herself She once gifted us Now she’ll wipe us out And clear her name And claim what is hers She’ll be just fine When we are gone Trade green for green (trade green for green) Just wait and see (just wait and see) Trade green for green As a black hole’s growing Just wait and see The mess you've made Will swallow us whole We’re leaving home
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We killed the kings, killed the kings Long before you came along Truth to power, truth to power Not your kind of song Get up Pretend that you’re strong You’re dead wrong You’re dead wrong This was never for all of us This was never for all of us This was never for all of us Try stealing from our pockets, you’re dead wrong You are the shadow, we’re the light Did you think we wouldn’t fight Truth for sale, all will buy Fight tooth to nail and know we tried Stand up Pretend that you’re strong You’re dead wrong You’re dead wrong This was never for all of us This was never for all of us This was never for all of us Try stealing from our pockets, you’re dead What separates is not the color of our skin It’s the colors deep inside It’s the fire from within Trust Let’s vote for humans, live for people to express To explore, to be connected Not to be a single force Trust We killed the kings, killed the kings Long before you came along Truth to power, truth to power Not your kind of song Get up Pretend that you’re strong You’re dead wrong You’re dead wrong This was never for all of us This was never for all of us This was never for all of us
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Willow 03:09
Her day job Her night shift Weighing Out risk Half world living Lower level Gaslighted from higher leaders They don’t teach boys to cry And they themselves can’t empathize Willows unable to weep From roots to leaves please understand that She’s so dear to me Your hearts now seem so far As far as I can see Nobody is property Treat properly not objectively Her strength, her worth, her validity Her dignity is equally deserved She’s so dear to me Your hearts now seem so far As far as I can see Willows wake up Wake these willows If we take a look around If we take a look around We will, we will wake up on higher ground If we take a look around We will, we will wake up on higher She’s so dear to me Your hearts now seem so far As far as I can see
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I held a candle towards a waxing moon That cried and melted to dried up glue Leave your greed illuminate lost souls Don’t forget we all sleep under the same lunar glow In brink of darkness won’t you spare your light? And let human conditions shine Won’t cost you much to pay reverence to the cosmic trust You and I are stardust (I hope my embers) Catch a tumbleweed that rolls and reaches masses From a wind that blows through classes Up and down Left to right Ancestors, our authors saw no need to write a guid for this When waning too much And barely standing up All hands on deck or we’ll sink under the stolen moon and the stars Renounce the display Recognize evil ways All hands on deck or we’ll sink We will sink We will sink We will pay
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Honeycomb 02:33
A story so old Since the heart acquired sight Rise and shine Still today you are better off blind No matter what they think You shouldn’t have to hide Compromising your life will bury you alive If you see rockets fills the sky While drowning in seas of denialism Won’t you swim against the tide? Be hand in hand with the burning inside All that we have The tools to build our homes Home sweet home Let us choose our honeycombs If you see rockets fills the sky While drowning in seas of denialism Won’t you swim against the tide? Be hand in hand with the burning inside If you see rockets up explode The flood is sinking our honeycombs Won’t you swim against the tide? Be hand in hand with the burning inside
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Join Us 04:36
His coffers swelling everyday While others cough up what they made He can’t take, take, take, take, take, take, take it away They knows there’s more to his campaign He made a promise that he can not make Will they take, take, take, take, take, take, take, take him away? All hands on deck our time is running out Their slight of hand Has a flaw if you watch ‘Cause the eye can be quick Say it loud so he knows It’s time to go Build, build a bridge Not a wall Leave your name ‘Cause the game’s all the same It’s a shame but we’ll all die knowing Corrupted foreign players play But noble men say no to foreign states Does he take, take, take, take, take, take, take the bait? No title of nobility is granted by the state in unity No trust will be breached We didn’t move Without sound, without noise While obeying so called norms Stay hand in hand, all hands on deck for all Don’t look down you’ll fall

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Let us present to you: “Join Us.” Six songs, rolled out one at a time over several weeks, written exclusively about, and for nonprofits that work to further initiatives that are becoming evermore essential to our humanity. We will be sharing our sales with nonprofits we selected in coordination with each of our new songs.

If you believe in resisting the evils of greed, arrogance and ignorance, in whatever form, (including these despicable Nazis dominating the headlines this week) we have a song about that.
If you want to save our environment, we have a song about that.
If you believe you should be free to love however you wish, we have a song about that.
If you believe that a free press is the backbone to an open society, we have a song about that.
If you believe in protecting reproductive freedoms, we have a song about that.
and lastly
If you believe that income inequality is a real issue that underlies the fight against all of these issues and more, we have a song about that.

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released March 1, 2018

Written, recorded and mixed by The Vigilance Committee. Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio. Artwork by Woodbourne Design Studio.

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New York’s The Vigilance Committee stands as a message-driven intersection of progressive, punk, and indie

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