Fight The Power (With All Your Power) Part II by Alex Walsh

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Fight The Power (With All Your Power) Part II by Alex Walsh

here’s part I

I wrote this song in early December 2016, the week after Trump was elected. The world was in shock! And so was I.

A couple weeks later an EDM (electronic dance music) producer friend of mine said he wanted to do a version. I said, “Awesome!” I recorded some acoustic guitar and vocal tracks and sent them to him and he went to work. We went back and forth with ideas. It was the first time I’d heard my voice autotuned.

By now Trump was President. We got the track back from the mastering studio and were ready to release it. Then Trump did his travel ban.

My friend, who will remain anonymous, is here on a work visa. He decided he didn’t want to have his name attached to the recording because it was too risky given the current circumstances.

Is art imitating life? Life imitating art? I was very disappointed, but he said I could release it anyway, so in his honor here is the link:

Fight The Power (With All Your Power) – Electronic

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Here is a stripped down acoustic version:

Fight The Power (With All Your Power) – Acoustic

And here are the lyrics:

Fight The Power (With All Your Power)

Boots are marching, hear them pounding
Bashing in doors in the middle of the night with the sirens sounding
Your indecision, an apocalyptic vision
Another strong man rules the world with historical precision

You only had to vote
You didn’t even try
You just stood idly by

Oh, now that you know
How it can go
You’ve got to fight the power with all your power
Oh now that you see
How it can be
You’ve got to fight the power with all your power now

The wind is turning, the fire’s churning
History books are jumping off the shelf ready for burning
False allegations, ethnic registration
Innocent people dying in camps under mass migration

You didn’t hear the cries
Screaming all along
How could you be so wrong?

Oh, now that you know
How it can go
You’ve got to fight the power with all your power
Oh now that you see
How it can be
You’ve got to fight the power with all your power

You don’t have to feel like you’re fighting on your own
If we all stand together you’ll never fight alone

Oh, now that we know
How it can go
We’ve got to fight the power with all our power
Oh, now that we see
How it can be
We’ve got to fight the power with all our power now

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