Rise Shine #Woke (GRAMMY Nominated)

by Alphabet Rockers

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Sirrol Great album, great artists full of meanings and so positive. Love the production and the lyrics. My son is training his English language trying to sing it! From Paris with love. Favorite track: Turn On The Lights.
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    This GRAMMY-nominated album is the soundtrack of our time. Created to interrupt racial bias and lift up the voices of young changemakers, these songs bring joy to tough topics. It’s time to be WOKE!

    Practice singing "I Will Stand Up for You" and "Shine!" as a family - videos that have reached 1M views.

    "Rise Shine #Woke" features collaborations with Disney’s Genevieve Goings and hip hop producer Chief Xcel, along with music production from 4-time GRAMMY winning producer, Torrance Esmond.

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RISE © School Time Music LLC Written by Kaitlin McGaw, Tommy Shepherd. Music by Derrick Okoth, Torrance Esmond. Produced by D.O. Speaks & Street Symphony. With excerpts from “America is Black” by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, and speech by President Barack Obama. Features Genevieve Goings, with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Mista Cookie Jar, Aaron Nigel Smith, and youth poets Aissa Negus and Omari Diltz. INTRO If you can’t fly ,what can you do? RUN If you can’t run, what can you do? WALK If you can’t walk, what can you do? CRAWL If you can’t crawl, what can you do? ROLL Whatever it is we got to keep it moving - Rise! “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” President Barack Obama I have a dream I have a dream Yea I float like a butterfly sting like a bee --- Gonna be the change in the world that we gotta see… Yes I fall down, time and time again I fall down time and time again I fall But still I rise, Rise, rise, rise --- Still I rise People say amazing things People do amazing things People are amazing beings You are what amazing is POEM - Tatyana Fazlalizadeh America is black It is native It wears a hijab It is a spanish speaking tongue It is migrant It is a woman It is here -- has been here And it’s not going anywhere CHORUS YOU ARE BORN TO TOUCH THE SKY YOU ARE HERE TO LIVE THAT LIFE DREAM HIGH - DREAM WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT CUZ YOU ARE BORN TO TOUCH THE SKY You may get me with your words You may cut me with your eyes You may hurt me with your hatefulness Nonetheless still I rise You may get me with your words You may cut me with your eyes You may hurt me with your hatefulness Nonetheless just like air still I rise If they call us bad names - look them in the eye If they push us down - be a true ally If they try to build a wall, we won’t comply Cuz when they go low --- we go high They go low - we go high They go low - we go high They go low - we go high If you can’t fly ,what can you do? RUN If you can’t run, what can you do? WALK If you can’t walk, what can you do? CRAWL If you can’t crawl, what can you do? ROLL People say amazing things People do amazing things People are amazing beings You are what amazing is If you can’t fly ,what can you do? RUN If you can’t run, what can you do? WALK If you can’t walk, what can you do? CRAWL If you can’t crawl, what can you do? ROLL People say amazing things People do amazing things People are amazing beings You are what amazing is CHORUS YOU ARE BORN TO TOUCH THE SKY YOU ARE HERE TO LIVE THAT LIFE DREAM HIGH - DREAM WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT CUZ YOU ARE BORN TO TOUCH THE SKY YOU ARE BORN TO TOUCH THE SKY YOU ARE HERE TO LIVE THAT LIFE DREAM HIGH - DREAM WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT CUZ YOU ARE BORN TO TOUCH THE SKY You may get me with your words You may cut me with your eyes - I rise You may get me with your words You may cut me with your eyes - I rise
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QUESTIONS (Interlude) © School Time Music Written by Kaitlin McGaw, Tommy Shepherd. Music by D. Okoth, T. Esmond. Produced by Street Symphony & D.O. Speaks. Alright. Let’s talk about it. So much to learn. I wanna know. What is my color? What is my skin tone? What is its history? What is its culture? What is my culture? What is my color? What is a skin tone? Why do we label? What do I stand for? Who do I stand for? What does it mean to you? What does it mean to me? What is my history? What is my legacy? What does it mean to you? What does it mean to me? Questions. Ask. Let's Talk. My people people
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SHINE © School Time Music Written by: Kaitlin McGaw, Tommy Shepherd, Genevieve Goings. Music by: Torrance Esmond, Derrick Okoth Produced by: D.O. Speaks and Street Symphony. Featuring: Genevieve Goings CHORUS Let the sunshine in (SHINE) in my beautiful skin, I (SHINE) Cuz its from within And you can see me glow every time I… (SHINE) VERSE When they catch a good glimpse of what I’m really on I will get some followers Prolly like a million Smile so big that it's lookin’ like the ceilings gone You be like is that the sun? Nope it's just the bright one Shades on, take a look (look) at this complexity Not just a star I’m-a (I’m-a) I’m-a galaxy I’m the big bang (big bang) written in the black stars Everything that’s beautiful has me up at the start My dreams are awakening everybody’s sleepin' in Follow my light to the life we should be leadin' My imagination is the fire earth is my knowledge Wind is my word - Flow like water - (that’s my) that’s my power CHORUS Let the sunshine in (SHINE) in my beautiful skin, I (SHINE) Cuz its from within And you can see me glow every time I… (SHINE) Watch me shine VERSE I know rivers Design pyramids I mean...I...can fly Like Pharaoh and Cleopatra did I sing loud and yes I speak clearly When it’s about my skin my hair my prayers my family I’m a bird in the sky - Not like a bird caged Carving out a true path - right up to center stage Making my voice a tradition not a holiday More than a month man my history is everyday And everyday I pray 5 times and yes I do I pray for you That you’ll tie it up tight in a pair of my shoes Or my skin my hair my clothes my rights my life or the light on my skin and we can CHORUS BRIDGE Instrumental CHORUS
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This GRAMMY-nominated album is the soundtrack of our time. Created to interrupt racial bias and lift up the voices of young changemakers, these songs bring joy to tough topics. It’s time to be WOKE!

Rise Shine #Woke features collaborations with Disney’s Genevieve Goings and hip hop producer Chief Xcel, along with music production from two-time GRAMMY winning producer, Street Symphony.

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released September 1, 2017

Album production by Street Symphony, Chief Xcel (Blackalicious) and Alphabet Rockers.

Guest artists: Geneveive Goings (3, 9), Tossie Long (6, 7), Wonway Posibul (6, 9, 12), Zoe Ellis (6), and Kimiko Joy (11). You will also hear:

Introducing: Zion Angeles (9, 10, 13, 11, 15, 16), Tommy Shepherd III (2, 10, 11, 15, 16), Lily Ellis (6), Kali De Jesus (10) - 8-11 year old vocalists/poets/performers.

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