Vanessa Collier

Saxophonist. Vocalist. Songwriter.

heart soul & saxophone

 

Cry Out

written by vanessa collier

 

A grumble in the earth, rift in the dirt

And a tremor below my feet

It whines and it whistles

So low you’d almost miss it

Caught up in the cries of misery

Cracked the collarbone of Mother Earth

Just to watch her bleed black

Greed feels like a need when you’re paid for it

We need a little backbone to change it back

 

Whispers seep into the groundwater

Listen, it’s growin’ louder

Whispers seep into the groundwater

The rush of the river from the delta to you

Wakin’ up the many with the voices of a few

 

Cry out against injustice

Cry out against corruption

Cry out for the better

Together we will never let up

 

Some will turn a blind eye, get in line

And wait for someone else to fix it

They say they’re helpless and soft spoken

Get blown over at the will of a wisp

But silence is consent to let it happen again

My friend, let’s converge on the truth

This trend of indifference shows we’re not listenin’

Don’t throw up your hands sayin’ “What’s the use?”

 

Whispers seep into the groundwater

Listen, it’s growin’ louder

Whispers seep into the groundwater

The rush of the river from the delta to you

Wakin’ up the many with the voices of a few

 

Cry out against injustice

Cry out against corruption

Cry out for the better

Together we will never let up

 

It’s time to speak out

                        We all have had enough

It’s time to speak out

                        We all have had enough

It’s time to speak out

                        We all have had enough

It’s time to speak out

                        We all have had enough

 

Can’t snuff out the light (when) the flame keeps fightin’

So tighten our ranks and (let’s) stand for somethin’

Put down your fists and pick up some gumption

No more talkin’ heads and selfish pity

No more fallin’ in line and lookin’ pretty

This is it!

 

So cry out against injustice

Cry out against corruption

Cry out for the better

Together we will never let up

 

Cry out against injustice

Cry out against corruption

Cry out for the better

Together we will never let up