Blindly Love

by Kara Square

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This is a protest song. You are invited to do what you want with it. Just give credit (it's CC BY). Remix it. Change the lyrics. Add to the lyrics. Share a different perspective. You are invited.

Download the vocal and ukulele stems here:
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Another person left a suicide note
Couldn’t find enough love or hope
Working full-time at minimum wage
Just can’t cover all that needs paid
Drowning from the weight of everything
Of everything, of everything…

Love is cloaked in shadows of doubt
With blood persuading it’s the only way out
Only love can stop the blood
Will we ever blindly love?
Will we ever blindly love?
The way we blindly spill blood?

Another verdict for a minor drug crime
Sends a person to prison to do hard time
Just need a chance to rehabilitate
But the money’s only made if we incarcerate
Privatized prisons create lifelong slaves

Love is cloaked in shadows of doubt
With blood persuading it’s the only way out
Only love can stop the blood
Will we ever blindly love?
Will we ever blindly love?
The way we blindly spill blood?

Another mass murder in America
By a homegrown killer with assault rifle
Indoctrinated by hate, armed to the teeth
All with legal guns ‘cause we believe
In the freedom of having weapons
That assist killing sprees

Love is cloaked in shadows of doubt
With blood persuading it’s the only way out
Only love can stop the blood
Will we ever blindly love?
Will we ever blindly love?
The way we blindly spill blood?

Another war started any given time
Killing innocent, taking lives
When all we need is dialog
But talking doesn’t fill the coffers
Like the war machine
We’re fighting and dying for the 1 percent’s greed

Love is cloaked in shadows of doubt
With blood persuading it’s the only way out
Only love can stop the blood
Will we ever blindly love?
Will we ever blindly love?
The way we blindly spill blood?

Now America picked a TV star
An authoritarian and a demagogue
As its’ President and Commander in Chief
Now more than half the country is in disbelief
And we’re all left with our divided ideologies

Now we need to talk, we need to heal
We need empathize with how we all feel
We need to love, harness our rage
Value our differences, fight all the hate
And know we are just human’s with human flaws

Love is cloaked in shadows of doubt
With blood persuading it’s the only way out
Only love can stop the blood
Will we ever blindly love?
Will we ever blindly love?
The way we blindly spill blood?

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released November 21, 2016

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Kara Square Columbus, Ohio

Kara Square is a ukulele slinging nerd who will write a song about anything. She is currently composing an instrumental album called 'Ukulele Duels.' She has a surfer pop rock album in the works with Piero Peluche called 'Square Meter.' Kara Square is 1/2 of the electro pop duo Team Smile and Nod. She is an active member and Admin of the international Creative Commons remix website ccMixter.org. ... more

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