WE AIN'T GIVING UP

Check out Eileen & the In-Between's live session at KUNM's Studio A!

WE AIN'T GIVING UP: A Song of Resiliency for These Troubled Times

(Lyrics below)

"I wrote this song the week after the U.S. presidential election feeling fear and despair at the rising tide of racism, sexism, hatred, and xenophobia around the world. I wanted to write a song that was both truthful about those fears and also rooted in fierce resilience...a rallying cry for those of us committed to social justice and sustainability. We can do this, together. And no, we ain't giving up!" -Eileen

Credits:
Eileen Shaughnessy: vocals, guitar
Lazarus Letcher: viola, vocals
Ben Martinez: trumpet
Christy Cook: vocals
Stef Graner: vocals
Tanya Nunez: upright bass
Kenny Broyles: drums

Filmed at KUNM 89.9 Studio A in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 2016.
Filmed, Produced, and Edited by Zack Freeman.

Eileen & the In-Betweens is a social justice indie folk band based out of Albuquerque

Lyrics:
WE AIN'T GIVING UP

Mama, they wanna build a wall.
Mama, they're gonna build it tall.
She said, "If you want to stick together, if you want to survive the fall, then you've got to build a bridge right through that wall."

We ain't givin up, no, we ain't givin up. We ain't givin up, no, we ain't giving up.

The future is uncertain. The storm clouds gather now, but I'm here standing with my shoulder to the plow, I'm ready!

We ain't givin up, no, we ain't givin up. We ain't givin up, no, we ain't giving up.

Mama, I'm so afraid. 
They're bringing so much night into the day.
She said, "You've got to hold on tight, to each other and to the light. And don't forget: solidarity."

We ain't givin up, no, we ain't givin up. We ain't givin up, no, we ain't giving up.

From Standing Rock to Flint, Michigan
From Orlando to the coast,
Our struggles are connected,
A rising tide carries our boats
From the tar sands of Canada
To the greed of Wall Street,
The truth is out and we've got to shout: We are the earth beneath our feet.

We ain't givin up, no, we ain't givin up. We ain't givin up, no, we ain't giving up.