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A song to give us strength, and to remind us that the right to protest and to tell our leaders what we think is core to what it means to be an American - and always has been.

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A million people in the streets tonight
Illuminated by the traffic lights
Holding their signs up high
Cameras rolling and the mikes are on
Somebody’s shouting through a megaphone
A message amplifies
That it’s time to draw some lines.

If you believe that love is the key, lift it up, hold it high, hold it high.
A message of peace and unity, lift it up, hold it high, hold it high.

Do you remember when they took a stand,
Riding buses through Birmingham,
Wearing their marching shoes?
And even when all the hatred flowed
Out the end of a firehose,
And they had so much to lose,
They sang, “We shall not be moved.”

If you believe you’re just like me, lift it up, hold it high, hold it high.
Bending the arc toward dignity, lift it up, hold it high, hold it high.

A more perfect union by and by, you and I.
A more perfect union if we try.

The townspeople all answered the call
Out in front of Independence Hall
That day in early July.
A man read from a document
That pushed back on the government -
He held that parchment up high
To the bright Philadelphia sky.

If you believe we all should be free, lift it up, hold it high, hold it high.
A nation conceived in liberty, lift it up, hold it high, hold it high.

If you believe that love is the key, lift it up, hold it high, hold it high.
A message of peace and unity, lift it up, hold it high, hold it high.

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released March 14, 2017
"Hold It High" performed by Will Robertson with the Chorus of Congregation Bet Haverim
Words and music by Will Robertson

A portion of any proceeds will be donated to Congregation Bet Haverim. CBH is a Reconstructionist synagogue in Atlanta that welcomes all Jews and their loved ones. Inspired by the chutzpah of their gay and lesbian founders, Jewish expression at CBH emphasizes inclusivity, creativity, spirituality and social justice.

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