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We Amplify Voices presents

STAY SAFE

Featuring the voices of over 120 kids, ages 8-18 around Central Ohio during Covid-19

Stay Safe LP

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Artwork by Tiera D & Aimee Wissman

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"Stay Safe"

All Of Me (feat. Kashis Keyz, & Yogi Split & Homes For Foundation)
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All Of Me (feat. Kashis Keyz, & Yogi Split & Homes For Foundation)

This song and video were created during a workshop with The Homeless Families Foundation Online Summer Program in July of 2020. The Workshop was led by Kashis Keyz who also produced and performed on the song. The instrumental was created by Yogi, who performed on the song as well. Mixed and Mastered by Glenn Davis Video Co-Produced and Edited by Tiera D Lyrics Dont allow this world to tell you to change/ Or that you weird or that you strange/ See i was born with a big heart/ In a world where love might get you killed/ On tv see protesting its real/ Look like war and the streets are the battlefield: So much pain i just hope that we all could heal/ I know its dark but that light is always revealed/ World so cold it give me chills/ Kuz people dont say the way you feel/ I just wanna be all of me but i cant/ Wish my momma had money in the bank/ I just want the fam to be ok/ Facing my problems i wont run away/ Brown skin girl i hope you know ya beauty/ And that you loved truly/ Black boy i hope you know that you can fly/ Your limits don't ever stop at the sky/ 12 killed my brother at 21 he was hand cuffed/ Black men get shot even when they got hands up/ Long road to change hoping we find a shortcut/ Older generation looking at me like good luck/ 12 pull us over hand on his pistol/ Traffic stop turn homicide none of em victims/ Paid leave for a month then back to the station/ We go to jail if we lucky modern plantation/ System twisted can we untangle and get along/ No matter who you are get punished for doing wrong/ But instead they lookin at us like we dont belong/ But we literally built this country strong/ Just look in the mirror know you are/ Black kings black queens please shoot for the stars/ And remember we were feathered and tarred/ Whipped till we scarred/ Beat to death if we chased freedom and chose to ran off/ Full song released 9/25/20 on all streaming platforms
We are Warriors (feat. Sarob, Stephanie Amber, George Barrie & Wedgewood Middle School)
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We are Warriors (feat. Sarob, Stephanie Amber, George Barrie & Wedgewood Middle School)

This song and video were created by students from Wedgewood Middle School in July 2020. Produced by George Barrie Featuring Vocal Performances by George Barrie, Stephanie Amber and Sarob Mixed and Mastered by Glenn Davis Video by Tiera D A note from George about the workshop: “The kids shared their thoughts on many topics from COVID to The Black Lives Matter Movement.  Ultimately they wanted an uplifting and inspiring song about standing together and standing up for each other.  They called the song "Warriors" (which is also their school mascot). On this song the students wanted some rocking electric guitar.  Since we are doing the sessions virtually, I was able to plug in my guitar, share my screen so they could see what I was doing with my recording program, and let it rip!  The kids then were able to give me feedback on my guitar ideas and we worked together to make everything fit their vision. The end result was a powerful back to school anthem about being there for each other. Lyrics VERSE Can you see can you believe  Everything we’re up against   the weight we bear, armor we wear  in our own defense By myself, on my own  I am stronger than you think I am  But that strength just multiplies  When we are walking hand in hand   PRE CHORUS I could help you through your darkest days Lend a helping hand so you don’t get led astray  I could help you through your darkest days Forget about your troubles help you find your way  CHORUS  We are warriors  Look at all of us standing tall We are warriors  If we stick together we can never fall  We are warriors Now there’s nothing that we can't do  Standing strong, where we belong  Together we can make it through    We are warriors  Stay tuned for a full length release of all of the songs createdin our workshops this summer entitled Stay Safe on 9.25.20
I'm Coming Up - We Amplify Voices feat. AIMS, Soto & Effee
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Best of My Life (feat. Nick D'Andrea & the WAV Summer Camp, Bryce, Luca, Moira, Jaiden, Kaiden)
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Best of My Life (feat. Nick D'Andrea & the WAV Summer Camp, Bryce, Luca, Moira, Jaiden, Kaiden)

Best Of My Life “This was one of our online summer camp workshops that included kids from all over the state. This group had a lot of fun with each other and by the end of the workshop they were genuinely friends. The idea for their song started with imagining you've had a near death experience, and your whole life is flashing before your eyes, what moments stand out, and why? What would you have done differently how can you grow from it. The group was made up of kids from a wide age range, one student in the group was 19, another was 7 years old, but they each brought their unique perspectives and experiences into this song.” This song and video were created by students from WAV Online Summer Camp, Sponsored by Columbus Recreation and Parks Department in August 2020. Stay tuned for a full length release of all of the songs created in our workshops this summer entitled Stay Safe this Friday 9/25 on all streaming platforms. Produced by Nick D'Andrea and Glenn Davis Vocals Performed by Nick D'Andrea and Glenn Davis Mixed and Mastered by Glenn Davis Video by Tiera D Lyrics What if you died and you saw your life Passing right before your eyes All the good and all the bad Every dream you ever had Every night and every day Ever since the world was made Every victory’s bittersweet Every drive through Tennessee Changing plans, making friends Moving on, starting again Whatever I need Whatever it takes I’m gonna make the best of my life When the ones we love move on When our only friends are gone Don’t wanna talk to anyone Don’t even want to see the sun I let the rain wash it down the drain I started writing and it cleared my brain I stopped lying and misbehaving I started eating what my body needed And I grew so tall I left it all behind me When you succeed you just wanna keep on climbing Whatever it takes I’m gonna leave the past behind me
We Amplify Voices feat. Wedgewood Middle School-  Let Each Other Live
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We Amplify Voices feat. Wedgewood Middle School- Let Each Other Live

The song is about society being messed up and we need to fix it. You can speak your opinion without getting judged by authority. 6 cool kids with big brains. Don’t let people put you down. Always keep your head up with a smile on your face. Lyrics by: Lula Mohamed Malyun Mohamed Maci Kahiga Morgan Laster Riley Null Sahara Mohamed Featuring: Sarob and Kristen Branham Produced by: George Barrie and Glenn Davis Lyrics Verse 1 Why you always look down on me Your supposed to be proud of me I don’t even know what you see Who am i supposed to be Everytime I talk I hear you laugh like a child the kids growing up too fast with broken smiles Trying to relax but there’s always someone eyeing me Too many rules from the so called high society In my dreams I believe in the hope But reality comes back saying nope Pre Chorus You think that your the king (think that your the king) Sitting on your golden throne It doesn’t mean a thing (it doesn’t mean a thing) Think it’s time you picked up your phone Chorus I’m calling you out I’m letting you know There’s evil in your smile And I can’t just let it go Say we can grow The love that we give Stop worrying about our differences Let each other live Verse 2 You’re walking all over the people What happened to everyone equal Its Lethal they’re Fearful Hoping the evil does not have a sequel All that you do is divide Making me cry Don’t even care if we die Wondering why We’re Saying goodbye to a beautiful world Lift my head high shine my light so you can follow it People come together, learn to bring the love to all of this breaking down the walls in between standing tall every kingdom’s bound to fall
No Justice, No Peace (feat. Eckerd Summer Program & Kashis Keyz)
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No Justice, No Peace (feat. Eckerd Summer Program & Kashis Keyz)

Life Worth This song and video were created by the students of the ECKERD summer program in July 2020. Produced by Kashis Keys Instrumental by Yogi Split Mixed and Mastered by Glenn Davis Video by Tiera D A note from Kashis about the workshop: “inspired by the recent protests and the killing of many unarmed african american men this group dived heavily into this topic so much so, two students actually wrote and recorded their own verses to the song. The conversations were always powerful and they had alot of insight for such a young group. They wanted to fix the issue, they thought that if people were able to be adult enough to have a conversation, they would be able to look past their differences and America would reach a point of equality. They were very outspoken about the fact people older than them had so many thoughts and opinions about how they should live and hypocritically never follow their own advice. No Justice No Peace is more than a title, it is a mantra, it is a lifestyle, it is the future, and was born from the understanding that fighting the power may be the only way to defeat it. Until then, No Justice, No Peace.” No justice no peace/ No justice no peace/ If they not goin protect why do we need the police/ Walk in a store i got money but they wont let me cop/ the way my momma ran in would of thought they was gettin dropped/ i know they aint all bad but i aint met good cops/ Treat you different if you different wish that it would stop/ cant we all get along like they did at woodstock/ kuz kids dont see color its apparent/ to be transparent its their parents/ and the system government and police as well/ but imma survivor open heart surgery at the age of 12/ see my skin tone and they think i’ll fail/ but all i know is grind i wont be derailed/ the people just need the truth/ racism still exists and we still gettin hung with noose/ and they call it suicide Stay tuned for a full length release of all of the songs createdin our workshops this summer entitled Stay Safe on 9.25.20
Never Change Me (feat. George Barrie, Amber Knicole & WAV Summer Camp)
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Never Change Me (feat. George Barrie, Amber Knicole & WAV Summer Camp)

Never Change Me: This song and video were created by 6 kids from all around central Ohio as part of our first ever online WAV Summer Camp in August 2020. A note from producer George Barrie about the song and the message behind it: “I was blown away by the talented group of creative kids, each one bringing something different to the song. Some students even submitted vocals which they recorded themselves! Amber Knicole elevated the track to new heights when she sang and stacked harmonies on the chorus. The kids really opened up about their personal insecurities and experiences with bullying. We ended up with a high energy song about having the confidence to stand up for yourself and stay true to yourself..” Never Change Me: This song and video were created by 6 kids from all around central Ohio as part of our first ever online WAV Summer Camp in August 2020. Stay tuned for a full length release of all of the songs created in our workshops this summer entitled Stay Safe on 9.25.20 Produced by George Barrie and Glenn Davis Vocals Performed by George Barrie & Amber Knicole Mixed and Mastered by Glenn Davis Video by Tiera D Lyrics so many voices coming from every place tryna put me down ya calling me names so I cover up my face, thinking I'm a disgrace, but no! Erase it it's not a closed case don't open up the file don't hide it in a vial might take a while Too much power with not enough poise They can hear our voices if we make enough noise So i flick the switch Why are you up top and I’m down in the ditch filling up our brains just to make us tame make us all behave, make us all the same we can learn to survive, push ourselves to dive, right in even if the jump is high We can make it to top if we choose to fly All I want is all of us to see eye to eye Eye to eye You could never change me I won’t let you erase me And my mistakes are my own I finally feel like I’m home I’m not gonna hide any longer I’m gonna let myself show You could never change me, change me, change me
Put Out the Fire (feat. Stephanie Amber & Wedgewood Middle School)
02:12

Put Out the Fire (feat. Stephanie Amber & Wedgewood Middle School)

This video was inspired by anti-bullying. The song writers hope that people will listen to the song and be inspired to change how they treat people for the better. Song written by students of Wedgewood Middle School - Ali, Jaden, Porter, and TJ with help from WAV producer George Barrie. Music produced by Glenn Davis Vocals by Stephanie Amber (recorded by Adam Darling) Video by Tierra Suggs www.TieraDPhoto.com Lyrics: Verse 1 Sometimes it feels like I get pushed down when I’m just trying to be myself Slam the door you get broken glass When your heart falls off the shelf Annoyed by the lies buzzing round like flies And i just get tired Then all the Rumors that you spread Running round Light up like a wildfire Pre Chorus Punching holes in the walls could never Fill up all the holes in your heart Chorus Put out the fire Put out the flame It’s burning brighter every time You try to rip apart my name Put out the fire Put out the flame We might be different on the surface but deep down we’re all the same Verse 2 I hear the cries It’s a crime You cross the line and you don’t even care In my pillow I scream, when I should be making dreams Wake up and scream into the air Maybe I should push back but it seems off track Not to rise above the fight So I try to lay low, move slow find my peace in calm of the night Pre Chorus Punching holes in the walls could never Fill up all the holes in your heart Chorus Put out the fire x2 Put out the flame It’s burning brighter every time You try to rip apart my name Put out the fire Put out the flame We might be different on the surface but deep down we’re all the same Outro We’re all the same (put out the fire)
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The STAY SAFE project connected Columbus based songwriters with small groups of kids between the fall of 2019 and summer of 2020. Due to COVID-19, many of these workshops took place over zoom
 

 

Special thanks to Columbus City Schools, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF),  Greater Columbus Arts Council, Groove U Music Career College, SMART Summer Program, Eckerd Summer Program, Homeless Families Foundation, Wedgewood Middle School, Arts Impact Middle School,  Cover My Meds, Columbus Collegiate Academy, Travis Hoewischer, Diane Campbell, Annette Dominguez, DeeDee Hamric,  the parents of all of our online summer camp students, and to each of the amazing individuals that participated in our workshops and opened up their hearts and mind to create these songs together. 

Their album "STAY SAFE" is available on all streaming platforms.

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