We Are Fighting You Now

by Ami Saraiya & The Outcome

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We Are Fighting You Now is the new single by Ami Saraiya & The Outcome written in honor of activists who protest injustice, and who work to realize a better future by living a better present. The song is a call for all of us to join in. it speaks to the surreal nature of our current cultural moment and is accompanied by an equally surreal animated video by Chicago multimedia artist Gretchen Hasse: youtu.be/Ac2pWr6g4vs.

All proceeds of your purchase will be donated to non-profit organization nationalbailout.org. The National Bail Out collective is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support black folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.

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We are fighting you now
We are fighting you so we can breathe
You stand on our chest
You rise, we fall, and we sink deep deep deep

You and your piggyback crowd
That likes to get fat off our meat

It didn’t have to go this way at all
But you forced us into your groove of greed and doubt
What else can we do and not lash out
Like a spring of hope that's pushed down too long
We’ll break free

You are fighting us now
You are fighting evolve from this beast
Just try to dream bigger
The world can be more than you see

It didn’t have to go this way at all
If together we learned to bounce so high off each other
We’d reach so high till every step was divine
Like a spring of hope that's pushed down too long
We’ll break free

We are light as a feather

© 2020 Ami Saraiya

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released May 14, 2020
Ami Saraiya: Vocals/Accordion
Courtney Glascoe: Vocals
Gary Kalar: Guitar
Marc Piane: Bass
Shirley Rogiers: Vocals/Glockenspiel
Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo: Drums/Percussion

Music Recorded & Produced by: Mark Messing
Music Mixed by: Neil Strauch

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