In the Sun

from World on Fire by Val Blaha

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I wrote this after the events in Charlottesville, NC that occurred on 8/12/2017. Like many people, I continue to be appalled at the hatred, racism and disregard for human life that the white nationalists have shown, both on this particular day, but also throughout our history, and still today. This song is my reflection on the darkness in our country, and need for light and leadership to cast out this dark stain on our humanity.

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Under the cloud is where I live until I find an alternative. Under the cloud is where I breathe. I sit and I write and I wail and grieve. I cannot thrive I barely survive. Under the cloud is where I live until I create an alternative. In the rain is where we sleep, huddled close like docile sheep. In the rain hide the naïve, those who don't see the thief in chief. We blindly creep we wait for treats. In the rain is where we sleep until we refuse to sell out so cheap. This isn't our country, this can't be our life. This is our country, until we make it right.

In the dark is where we fight until we learn wrong from right. In the dark we burn from the blight, we rage and howl and scream and bite. We have to win, we can't be polite. In the dark is where we fight until we choose to bear the light. This isn't our country, this can't be our life. Well this is our country, we gotta make it right, 'cus

In the sun is where we belong. Love and color aren't wrong. In the sun we are strong. We hug and hold and sing our song. Turn back the lynch mob, show our chutzpah. In the sun is where we belong. We shine our light, bright and strong. This isn't our country, this can't be our life. Well this is our country, we gotta make it right, 'cus

In the sun is where we belong. Love and color aren't wrong. In the sun we are strong. We hug and hold and sing our song.
Turn back the lynch mob, show our chutzpah. In the sun is where we belong. We shine our light, bright and strong. In the sun is where we belong. We shine our light, bright and strong. In the sun is where we belong. We shine our light, bright and strong.

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from World on Fire, released August 30, 2019
Acoustic guitar: Val Blaha
Electric guitars: Dave Hannon
Drums, organ: Jamie Hill
Bass: Jesse Turcotte
Backing vocals: Shannon Curtis

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Val Blaha Portland, Oregon

Music has always been an important part of Val Blaha's life. She loved to sing from a very young age, and started studying piano at age 6, earning accolades and numerous awards before age 17. She has been steadily performing and songwriting for the past 12 years. Val also plays guitar, bass, and mandolin. Her newest album World on Fire will be released in late August 2019. ... more

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