Sandra's Song (feat. Nick Valentini)

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Alekos Syropoulos, Alto Sax

Dedicated to Sandra Bland (1987-2015), another innocent victim of institutionalized racism against people of color in our criminal justice system.

"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community...Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own." - Cesar E. Chavez


Lyrics by Nick Valentini

Whether you know by now
(Oh do I)
That imitation hangs to everything in doubt
That feeling you’ll get when you figure out
That everything you do is for me to talk about
Why do I feel so far away
When trouble wanes?

I should have settled down knowing now
That everything I do is used to put me down

I’ve tried my best to tell you I will help you out
I don’t know why I can’t explain I am afraid

Will you please turn around for awhile?
Decisions made without the world to tell us how...


from Explorations, released December 1, 2015



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