Stonewall Nation: We Will Be Free

by Madeline D. Davis, arr. and lyrics adapted by Lee Hoffman

Deepen your familiarity with the song: 1971 performance by Madeline Davis.

I don't wanna see my brothers kicked into the dust no more,
their dreams all turned to rust no more. No more, no more!
I don't wanna see my sisters having to give in no more,
their loving called a sin no more. No more, no more!
And the Stonewall Nation gonna have its liberation –
wait and see! Just wait and see!
You can lose your intolerance and face it:
no more injustice! We won't take it!
The Stonewall Nation is gonna be free.
Come on brothers, march along!
We're all gonna sing our song right now, right now!
And sisters take me by the hand.
We're gonna build our promised land right now, right now!
And the Stonewall Nation gonna have its liberation –
wait and see! Just wait and see!
You can use your intelligence and grow it!
We're gonna be ourselves and show it!
The Stonewall Nation is gonna be free.
Yes, you can use your intelligence and grow it!
We're gonna be ourselves and show it!
The Stonewall Nation is gonna be free.
We don't wanna see our brothers beaten, hanged, or shot no more,
their loving called a sin no more. No more, no more!
We don't wanna see our sisters being stoned to death no more,
their love against the law no more. No more, no more!
And the Stonewall Nation gonna stand for liberation.
You and me! It's you and me!
We must call for oppressive laws to be struck down.
Love is the law, and we boldly sing out:
The Stonewall Nation is standing for love.
And the Stonewall Nation gonna have its liberation right now.
Right now, right now!
And more than seventy-six nations gonna have their liberation.
Stonewall Nation liberation! Stonewall Nation liberation!
Stonewall Nation: We Will Be Free!

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