HERE TO STAY

Story Behind The Song

A child is killed by a shot attented for someone OUTSIDE the family house, not INSIDE of it.

Song Description

A song of disgust but also hopeful that there can be an end to the violence that is accepted in American cities.

Song Length 3:09 Genre Rap - Progressive
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Outraged Subject Anger
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

HERE TO STAY©

Words and Music by Red Forrest

INTRO:

HERE TO STAY -
HERE TO STAY.

1ST VERSE:

A SWEET LITTLE CHILD
WAS KILLED TODAY,
SITTING ON THE FAMILY COUCH.
HER MOTHER WAS COOKING IN THE OTHER ROOM,
WHEN SHE HEARD THE SHOTS RING OUT.

2ND VERSE:

THE NEWS CREW CAME,
ASKED WHO'S TO BLAME -
IT'S ALWAYS JUST THE SAME.
THIS TOWN'S A BATTLEGROUND
WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN.

3RD VERSE:

DOWN THE STREET
THERE'S A FAILING SCHOOL,
EV'RY CHILD GETS LEFT BEHIND.
THIS CITY'S COLD AND CRUEL
AND HOPE IS HARD TO FIND.

BRIDGE:

THIS IS NO URBAN WARFARE,
FOUGHT ON DISTANT SHORES.
THIS PROBLEM'S HERE TO STAY -
IT'S MINE AS WELL AS YOURS.
HERE TO STAY -
HERE TO STAY.

GUITAR SOLO: EIGHT BARS
TRUMPET SOLO: EIGHT BARS

REPEAT VERSES AND BRIDGE

CODA:

HERE TO STAY -
HERE TO STAY.
HERE TO STAY -
HERE TO STAY.


Copyright Pacato Music 2008 All Rights Reserved

Lyrics RED FORREST Music RED FORREST
Producer RED FORREST Publisher PACATO MUSIC
Performance Vocals: Candi Rans; Trumpet: Chris Tedesco; Guitar Solo: Joerg Stoeffel: Bass & Sequencing: Red Forrest

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