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The Fire Is The Same (live)

by Skye Steele

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All monies received from this track will be donated to The Gathering For Justice, a Civil Rights non-profit founded in 2005 by Harry Belafonte whose mission is to build a movement to end child incarceration while working to eliminate the racial inequities in the criminal justice system that enliven mass incarceration.

Learn about their work and get involved here: www.gatheringforjustice.org

Two of the organization's leaders, Carmen Perez and Tamika Mallory, are also National Co-Chairs for the Women's March on Washington on Jan 21, 2017.
Learn more and support that effort here: www.womensmarch.com


Our fire is the same
Our fire is the same
All fire is the same
The fire is the same.

The Leaves no longer sheltering us from the heat and rain,
lie all around turning brown waiting to live again.

And our fire is the same.

These stones we throw will never burn but together they may spark,
So I'll place my anger in your hands and let's see what we can start.

Cause our fire is the same.

It's not the ground that makes quake,
but the burning work beneath the plate.
The soil is just the messenger for what the fire has to say.

And our fire is the same.

Noble pine may flash spectacular when it lights at last,
But the underbrush and stunted shrubs and disappointing failed trunks
Nurture the inferno till its time
and it's time

And our fire is the same.


released January 13, 2017
Written by Skye Steele

Recorded live by The More Light Band at Rockwood Music Hall, Nov 30, 2016.

Skye Steele, rhythm guitar, vocals
Jean Rohe, vocals
Brian Forbes, lead guitar
James Shipp, keys
Alon Ilsar, drums
Michael Loren LaValle, bass
Mazz Swift, violin
Eylem Basaldi, violin
Dana Lyn, viola

Image: "Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C." U.S. National Archives


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