Monday, May 21, 2007

SoNG: The Women Are Gonna Rise Up

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Women's Video Collective. All Rights  Reserved. Copyright 1983.

Closing circle at the Seneca Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace & Justice, Sept. 4, 1983.

The Women are Gonna Rise Up
Origin unknown
PeHP Source: Songsheets 1983-1985; Peace Camps Sing produced by Sorrel Hays & Marilyn Ries, 1987.

*Lesbian Land herstorian, Pelican Lee, tells us she thinks this originated at Seneca in 1983 - penned perhaps by Kim? 
 

The water's gonna rise up from deep in the sea.
The wind's gonna rise up from deep in the trees.
The moon's gonna shine on the earth's disease.
And the women are gonna rise up, the women are gonna rise up,
and generate our own energy.

As long as the wind blows, as long as the water flows,
we can power our own lives.
As long as the trees grow, as long as the sun glows,
we can power our own lives.

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