TRACK: Stand Up For The Artists

from Today's Calls: Pandemic Pieces on BBC Radio Devon by Kimwei

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lyrics

Tuning DADGAD
Capo 2
Key E major

V1
There is a ballerina,
Hanging her shoes up by the door.
There is an empty theatre where she used to dance,
Where we once cried for more.

She is our art, our culture:
Here is our heart, our life, our blood.
Only in 2020 could it all be lost,
Too late, too far, too long.

Pre-Chorus
Music and song,
Please don’t be gone.

Chorus
Stand up for the artists -
We need em’ more in a crisis than ever before.
Stand up for the ones who make us
Cry and laugh and hope.

Stand up for the creative ones.
Sing a song for the singers we adore.
Stand up for the ones who make us
Cry and laugh and love.

V2
There is a songwriter,
With his guitar under his bed.
There is an empty venue where he used to sing,
Where he sang when we first met.

Pre-Chorus
These are the words,
That need to be heard.

CHORUS
END

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from Today's Calls: Pandemic Pieces on BBC Radio Devon, released May 15, 2020
All rights reserved Kimwei McCarthy

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