About The Song: We wrote this song inspired by the incredible Black-led multiracial mass movement against white supremacy. We asked ourselves: “What message do we need to remember?” The answer was clear: to keep showing up.
As The Movement for Black Lives says, “We must reverse centuries of disinvestment in Black communities to invest in a future where we can all be connected, represented, and free.” When we sing this song, we commit to showing up in service of that beautiful vision. We heed the call to #DefendBlackLives #DefundThePolice and #InvestInBlackFutures. Please sing along and share! You’re welcome to use this song in your actions and religious services, sing it while you wash the dishes and while you’re in the streets. If you like this song, will you take action with us?
This song was inspired by the Movement for Black Lives' call to #DefendBlackLives #DefundThePolice and #InvestInBlackFutures. It is meant to be taught, sung, and shared. Please spread it widely.
The full lyrics are below, and are also available here: http://www.eliconley.com/lyrics.html Eli on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/eliconley
We Will Show Up by Eli Conley and Talia Cooper
Chorus: We will show up (We will show up)
We will not hide (We will not hide)
We will show up cause we’ve got justice* on our mind
*freedom, abolition, love, liberation
Verses: We feel the pain, we feel the rage
We will not numb ourselves, we will not look away
Though we are scared, we will be brave
We will be bold, cause we know Black lives are at stake
We won’t get stuck in guilt or shame
Yes we will mourn, and we’ll give space for our heartbreak
And as we grow we’ll make mistakes
We’ll help each other learn, we know that’s what it takes
We have our children by our side
And all the ancestors, they both will be our guide
So here we are with all our heart
In this together knowing we will do our part
We will keep on, we will stay in
For the long haul, cause we believe that we will win
Eli on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/eliconley
Talia's website: www.taliacoopercoaching.com
Original release date: June 16, 2020
We are white cultural workers who believe our own freedom is intertwined with the struggle against white supremacy.