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  1. Coming For Us

From the recording Coming For Us

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz

 
September 2017. Fires on the west coast; devastating hurricanes on the east. This photograph of the Mayor at work in her city slayed me, particularly after she was publicly ridiculed by the president of the United States. 
The repeating line “coming for us,” whether it be nobody or somebody, is significant in these times: whether you’re a Dreamer, a person fleeing drought, or a woman in the water with a megaphone . . .

Lyrics

Coming For Us Melanie Hammet c 2017
I started walking in the pouring rainI started listening hearing suffering and painNobody’s coming nobody's coming for us
People were running as the fire came downPeople were raging as the truth came downNobody’s coming nobody’s coming for us
At the end of the dayAt the end of the day Nobody's coming nobody's coming for us
But somebody's comingSomebody's coming for us (x2)
Is it the Bible is it here at lastSomeone who’s liable did the buck get passedNobody’s coming nobody’s coming for us
The wind is blowing keeping the sparks aliveNo way of knowing who will surviveNobody’s coming nobody’s coming for us
At the end of the day, At the end of the day At the end of the day, At the end of the dayNobody's coming nobody's coming for us
At the end of the day, At the end of the day Nobody's coming nobody's coming for us
But somebody's comingSomebody's coming for us (x2)