Laura Sandage

 
 

CDs

In Equal Measure: Songs for the Tender Witness

by Laura Sandage

Released 2009
Released 2009

Bloom

by Laura Sandage

Released 2005
Released 2005
Vocal Art Ensemble
Laura Sandage/Hafiz (tr. Ladinsky)
Laura Sandage
Laura Sandage

Story

Written for the Davis-based group Freedom From War, founded by David Dionisi, who was consulted at length during the songwriting process. Recorded in the home studio of my friend and fellow musician John Swann, featuring the musical talents of Andrew Corbett, John Swann and Katie Henry.


Lyrics

FREEDOM FROM WAR  Laura Sandage
VERSE 1
I thought there was nothing that I could do
To stop a war machine so big, so strong
I thought one more person couldn't make a difference
I was wrong, I was wrong

CHORUS
I can take a stand (I can take a stand)
I can lend a hand (lend a hand)
I can carry freedom's light from shore to shore
I can play a part (I can play a part)
In a world with heart, I can
Bring about freedom, freedom from war

Verse 2
Freedom of speech is getting limited
Freedom of worship's coming under fire
There are so many people in fear or poverty
I can do what my heart desires

CHORUS
I can take a stand...

VERSE 3
Gathered together, we are powerful
I can feel the stirring force of something more
Than the isolated longings of our human suffering
It's the love I've been longing for

CHORUS
I can take a stand...