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“Freedom” (Lyrics rewritten by Ms. Alice)

1st Verse
Tryna rain, tryna rain on the thunder
Tell the storm I’m new
I’ma walk, I’ma march on the regular
Painting white flags blue
Please forgive me, I’ve been running
Running blind in truth
I’ma rain, I’ma rain on this bitter love
Tell the sweet I’m new
Bridge
I’m telling these tears, “Go and fall away, fall away”
May the last one burn into flames
Chorus
Freedom! Freedom! I can’t move
Freedom, cut me loose!
Freedom! Freedom! Where are you?
Cause I need freedom too!
I break chains all by myself
Won’t let my freedom rot away
Hey! I’ma keep running
Cause a winner don’t quit on themselves
2nd Verse
I’ma wade, I’ma wave through the waters
Tell the tide, “Don’t move”
I’ma riot, I’ma riot through your borders
Call me bulletproof
Please forgive me, I’ve been runnin’
Runnin’ blind in truth
I’ma wade, I’ma wave through your shallow love
Tell the deep I’m new
Bridge
I’m telling these tears, “Go and fall away, fall away”
May the last one burn into flames
Chorus
Freedom! Freedom! I can’t move
Freedom, cut me loose!
Freedom! Freedom! Where are you?
Cause I need freedom too!
I break chains all by myself
Won’t let my freedom rot away
Hey! I’ma keep running
Cause a winner don’t quit on themselves
Rap
Everyday, I meditate for practice
Channel 9 news tell me I’m movin’ backwards
Eight blocks left, death is around the corner
Seven misleadin’ statements ’bout my persona
Six headlights wavin’ in my direction
Five-O askin’ me what’s in my possession
Yeah, I keep runnin’, jump in the aqueducts
Fire hydrants and hazardous
Smoke alarms on the back of us
But mama, don’t cry for me, ride for me
Try for me, live for me
Breathe for me, sing for me
Honestly guidin’ me
I could be more than I gotta be
Stole from me, lied to me, nation hypocrisy
Code on me, drive on me
Wicked, my spirit inspired me
Like yeah, open correctional gates in higher desert
Yeah, open our mind as we cast away oppression
Yeah, open the streets and watch our beliefs
And when they carve my name inside the concrete
I hope it forever reads

Chorus
Freedom! Freedom! I can’t move
Freedom, cut me loose!
Freedom! Freedom! Where are you?
Cause I need freedom too!
I break chains all by myself
Won’t let my freedom rot away
Hey! I’ma keep running
Cause a winner don’t quit on themselves


“Powerful” (from Empire)

1st Verse
People been talking about it
We won’t just stand here in silence
Can’t stop the fire from rising rising, Ooh, ooh

2nd Verse
People don’t you be afraid
So many innocents slain
This is an era for change, Change

1st Bridge
And Malcolm’s probably turning in his grave
Every shade was beautifully made

Chorus
And powerful, There’s so much strength in you and me
Powerful, A breath away from victory
I matter, you matter, we matter all
I matter, you matter, we matter all
Powerful, Powerful

3rd Verse
I see a colorful future
Where skin don’t define any human
And stars are the only thing shooting
Shooting, Ooh, ooh

4th Verse
Mothers who bury their child
How can we sit there and hide
Change comes when all take a stand now
Stand up, Stand up

2nd Bridge
Martin’s speech still echoes in my brain
Every shade was beautifully made

Chorus
And powerful, There’s so much strength in you and me
Powerful, A breath away from victory
I matter, you matter, we matter all
I matter, you matter, we matter all
Powerful, Powerful

Interlude
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Chorus
And powerful, There’s so much strength in you and me
Powerful, A breath away from victory
I matter, you matter, we matter all
I matter, you matter, we matter all
Powerful, Powerful


Where is the Love (Black Eyed Peas)

What’s wrong with the world, mama
People livin’ like they ain’t got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that’ll bring you trauma

Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin’
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK

But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you’re bound to get irate, yeah

Madness is what you demonstrate
And that’s exactly how anger works and operates
Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y’all, y’all

People killin’, people dyin’
Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
Can you practice what you preach?
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Everybody, body help us
Send some guidance and some love
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love) [2x]
Where is the love, the love, the love

It just ain’t the same, old ways have changed
New days are strange, is the world insane?
If love and peace are so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don’t belong?

Nations droppin’ bombs
Chemical gasses fillin’ lungs of little ones
With ongoin’ sufferin’ as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the lovin’ really gone

So I could ask myself really what is goin’ wrong
In this world that we livin’ in people keep on givin’ in
Makin’ wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin’ each other, deny thy brother
A war is goin’ on but the reason’s undercover

The truth is kept secret, it’s swept under the rug
If you never know truth then you never know love
Where’s the love, y’all, come on (I don’t know)
Where’s the truth, y’all, come on (I don’t know)
Where’s the love, y’all

People killin’, people dyin’
Children hurt and you hear them cryin’
Can you practice what you preach?
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Everybody, body help us
Send some guidance and some love
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)? [6x]
Where is the love, the love, the love?

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I’m gettin’ older, y’all, people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin’
Selfishness got us followin’ the wrong direction

Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema

Yo’, whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality
Instead of spreading love we’re spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity

That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feelin’ under
That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feelin’ down
There’s no wonder why sometimes I’m feelin’ under
Gotta keep my faith alive ’til love is found
Now ask yourself

Where is the love? [4x]

Everybody, body, help us
Send some guidance and some love
‘Cause people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love?

Sing with me y’all:
One world, one world (We only got)
One world, one world (That’s all we got)
One world, one world
And something’s wrong with it (Yeah)
Something’s wrong with it (Yeah)
Something’s wrong with the wo-wo-world, yeah
We only got
(One world, one world)
That’s all we got
(One world, one world)


Where is the Love Playing Guide:

Bass Line: 5x

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VLN & VLA: Bass Line Pizzicato (2x)
CLO: Solo (2x)


CHORUS: 2x


VLN & VLA: Bass Line Pizzicato (2x) → F (hold until cutoff)
CLO: Solo (2x) →  F (hold until cutoff)



Need Freedom
(performed by Jussie Smollett)

Too many guns on the streets
In my heart, I can’t take it no, oh
Like Stevie said, “Love’s in need”
My heart cries out for Orlando
Philando, Alton, Sandra, Mike Brown
Garner, Trayvon, Whyyy?
Too many people gone too soon
2nd Verse
Tell me how this happened
Where did we go wrong?
Say we stay together if we choose to walk alone
Blood covers our streets
Hatred fills our home
Gotta get this message out before we’re dead and goneBridge
We gotta make it better
Something’s gotta change
The world needs your voice just to make it through the rain
When I think of what’s goin’ on in this world
Ohh it gets me to see my sister not breathe
My sister, my brother here with me
Chorus
Need freedom
Our world is cryin’, no more silence, with guns and violence
Need freedom
I can’t keep dyin’, we’re way too quiet, no more silence
Need freedom
Stop this evil, free my people, we’re all equal
Need freedom
Our world get’s brighter, keep on tryin’, keep on fightin’ for freedom
Post-Chorus
As I sit and think about
All that’s goin’ on
My soul just cries out
Can you tell me please?
3rd Verse
Tell me who’s to blame
For causing all this pain
The one’s we call to help us turn
They kills us everyday
See war is not the answer
And love is what we need
Take the chains off, break the bondage
Set my people free
Bridge
We gotta make it better
Something’s gotta change
The world needs your voice just to make it through the rain
When I think of what’s goin’ on in this world
Ohh it gets me to see my sister not breathe
My sister, my brother here with me
Chorus
Need freedom
Our world is cryin’, no more silence, with guns and violence
Need freedom
I can’t keep dyin’, we’re way too quiet, no more silence
Need freedom
Stop this evil, free my people, we’re all equal
Need freedom
Our world get’s brighter, keep on tryin’, keep on fightin’ for freedom
Chorus
Need freedom
The world is cryin’, no more silence, with guns and violence
Need freedom
I can’t keep dyin’, we’re way too quiet, no more silence
Need freedom
Stop this evil, free my people, we’re all equal
Need freedom
Our world get’s brighter, keep on tryin’, keep on fightin’ for freedom

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We Are Here
Originally by Alicia Keys, Rewritten by Alice Tsui & Iinitty Lawrence

Chorus
We are here, We are here for all of us, We are here for all of us
That’s why we are here, why we are here, We are here

1st Verse
Everybody is so mad
Tryna get something we ain’t never had
Let’s start with you and me,
So real but it’s gotta be
And while we struggle to pay our rent
We gon’ pray for the innocent
‘Cause right now it don’t make sense,
Right now it don’t make sense

2nd Verse
Let’s talk about health care
Let’s talk about the homeless
Let’s talk about, let’s talk about each deal
‘Cause right now it is real
Let’s talk about, let’s talk about Africa,
In a mass hysteria, yeah
Our souls are brought together so that we could love each other, brother,

Chorus
We are here, We are here for all of us, We are here for all of us
That’s why we are here, why we are here, We are here

3rd Verse
Corrupt cops are at the stem,
But yet crime is a problem
He wanna shine, they wanna kill him
Help make the world a better place
How we gonna save the nation,
With no support for education
Cause right now it don’t make sense,
Right now it don’t make sense

4th Verse
Let’s talk about our part,
My heart touch your heart
Let’s talk about, let’s talk about living
Had enough of dying, not what we all about
Let’s do more giving, do more forgiving, yeah
Our souls were brought together
So that we could love each other, sister

Chorus
We are here, We are here for all of us, We are here for all of us
That’s why we are here, why we are here, We are here


My Shot (Rise Up Remix)
Originally by The Roots featuring Busta Rhymes, Rewritten by Alice Tsui

Intro
Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah

1st Verse
Ayo mugshots, gun shots, dope shots, jump shot
Take your pick, but you only get one shot
Advice from a schoolteacher to a young tot
Applyin’ a sticker to his Spiderman lunchbox
When even role models tell us we’re born to be felons
We’re never gettin’ into Harvard or Carnegie Mellon
And we gon’ end up either robbin’ somebody or killin’
It’s not fair that’s all they can tell us
That’s why you hustle hella hard, never celebrate a holiday
That’ll be the day I coulda finally hit the lottery
I refuse to ever lose or throw my shot away
Or chalk it up as just another one that got away
So I’m unapologetic, I’m on my calesthenics
If I have given it all I got I cannot regret it
My point of destination’s different from where I was headed
‘Cause I’ma shoot for the stars to get it
One shot

Chorus
I said I’m not throwin’ away my shot
I said I’m not throwin’ away my shot
Yo I’m just like my country
I’m young, scrappy and hungry
And I’m not throwin’ away my shot
I said I’m not throwin’ away my shot
No I’m not throwin’ away my shot
Yo I’m just like my country
I’m young, scrappy and hungry
And I’m not throwin’ away my shot

2nd Verse
When opportunity knock, you don’t send anyone to get it
Answer the door, welcome it, let it in or regret it
They said if you can’t beat ’em then join ’em
I said, “Forget it”
‘Cause once you join ’em you’re buildin’ a ceilin’ the way you’re headed
Be American, express how you feel and take the credit
Don’t settle for 87, go premium unleaded and
Take off, shake all the hate off, it’s over
It’s they loss, the payoff’s their weight off your shoulders
Must admit, I’m feelin’, I’m kind of um
Lighter as a writer with this fire and desire to go higher
Than a stealth fighter pilot with my eye on every prize
I surprise you guys, I’m a prize fighter
My nine to five describe, your scribe survive minor
Setbacks and take steps back from pied pipers
Be leaders, believers in yourself and mean it
I mean you only get one shot, take it or leave it

Chorus
I said I’m not throwin’ away my shot
I said I’m not throwin’ away my shot
Yo I’m just like my country
I’m young, scrappy and hungry
And I’m not throwin’ away my shot
I said I’m not throwin’ away my shot
No I’m not throwin’ away my shot
Yo I’m just like my country
I’m young, scrappy and hungry
And I’m not throwin’ away my shot

Hook
Rise up
If you livin’ on your knees, you rise up
Tell your brother that he’s gotta rise up
Tell your sister that she’s gotta rise up
When are folks like me and you gonna rise up?
Every city, every hood, we need to rise up
All my soldiers, what’s good? We need to rise up
We ain’t got no other choice, we need to rise up
Rise up!

Chorus
I said I’m not throwin’ away my shot
I said I’m not throwin’ away my shot
Yo I’m just like my country
I’m young, scrappy and hungry
And I’m not throwin’ away my shot
I said I’m not throwin’ away my shot
No I’m not throwin’ away my shot
Yo I’m just like my country
I’m young, scrappy and hungry
And I’m not throwin’ away my shot


Masterpiece
Originally by Jessie J, As arranged by Alice Tsui

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We Are Here Originally by Alicia Keys, Rewritten by Alice Tsui & Iinitty Lawrence

Chorus
We are here, We are here for all of us, We are here for all of us
That’s why we are here, why we are here, We are here

1st Verse
Everybody is so mad
Tryna get something we ain’t never had
Let’s start with you and me,
So real but it’s gotta be
And while we struggle to pay our rent
We gon’ pray for the innocent
‘Cause right now it don’t make sense,
Right now it don’t make sense

2nd Verse
Let’s talk about health care
Let’s talk about the homeless
Let’s talk about, let’s talk about each deal
‘Cause right now it is real
Let’s talk about, let’s talk about Africa,
In a mass hysteria, yeah
Our souls are brought together so that we could love each other, brother,

Chorus
We are here, We are here for all of us, We are here for all of us
That’s why we are here, why we are here, We are here

3rd Verse
Corrupt cops are at the stem,
But yet crime is a problem
He wanna shine, they wanna kill him
Help make the world a better place
How we gonna save the nation,
With no support for education
Cause right now it don’t make sense,
Right now it don’t make sense

4th Verse
Let’s talk about our part,
My heart touch your heart
Let’s talk about, let’s talk about living
Had enough of dying, not what we all about
Let’s do more giving, do more forgiving, yeah
Our souls were brought together
So that we could love each other, sister

Chorus
We are here, We are here for all of us, We are here for all of us
That’s why we are here, why we are here, We are here


You Gotta Be – Originally by Des’ree, Rewritten by Alice Tsui

1st Verse
Listen as your day unfolds,
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Friends now, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears,
Stand up and be counted
Don’t be ashamed to cry

Chorus
You gotta be
You gotta be good, you gotta be bold,
You gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough,
You gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm,
You gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

2nd Verse
Herald what your classmate said
Read the books your teacher read
Try to solve the puzzles in your own sweet time
Some may have more cash than you
Others take a different view,
My oh my, hey, hey

Chorus
You gotta be
You gotta be good, you gotta be bold,
You gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough,
You gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm,
You gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

Bridge
Time asks no questions,
It goes on without you
Leaving you behind if you can’t stand the pace
The world keeps on spinning
Can’t stop it, if you try to
The best part is danger staring you in the face

3rd Verse
Remember, listen as your day unfolds
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Friends now, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears,
My oh my hey, hey, hey

Chorus
You gotta be
You gotta be good, you gotta be bold,
You gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough,
You gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm,
You gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

Chorus
You gotta be
You gotta be good, you gotta be bold,
You gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough,
You gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm,
You gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

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