United in Song: An Anthem for Our Time

Music and Lyrics by Mari Ésabel Valverde

Composer’s Notes

"All of the discord over what patriotism is or is not led me to a question: “What anthem would I stand for?” / Tout le désaccord, au sujet de qu’est-ce que le patriotisme, a inspiré une question : « Quelle antienne supporterais-je ?»

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Lyrics:

The blue, the red, the white, the black, the brown, And all the colors in-between,
Women and men and everyone who breathes Can sing along with me:
We dream of a land of a world
Brave enough, proud enough to be United in song
To fight for justice and peace.

Your god, my god, our right to believe, or not— We all eat from an earth that’s green.
All bodies, all minds, the young, and elderly, We all want to be heard and seen.
We dream of a land of a world
Brave enough, proud enough to be United in song
To fight for justice and peace.

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