Resistance Training

by John with Travis Emerick

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This song was written after attending an ACLU resistance training.


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Here is a worthy thing to do
while this bad reality TV show ensues

Don’t be home sad and blue
with the 24 hour cycle of the news
Take note of your surroundings
and the one conscience abounding

In times like these when reality bites
we gotta’ help people defend their rights

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We should all be offended
when a dreamer is apprehended

You know an attack on any one of us
is an attack on all of us
We are united in our resistance
on principles of empathy and tolerance

We stand on the right side of history
against those who are discriminatory

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You’re a witness to the burglary
so be a protagonist in this story

We know democracy is not a spectator sport
not something that you can just import
So don’t get to the end of your fuse
with folks who have different points of views

Not how i want to be remembered
not the one who up and surrendered

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Here’s a good way to avoid being bored
check out people

Come up with ideas for resistance events
what better way to file a grievance
Think of all the people you’ve befriended
all the cultures that we have blended

Together we are a superpower
shout it from your local water tower


released August 5, 2017
John Simmons ( vocals, percussion, lyrics )
Travis Emerick ( guitar )



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