We Are Women and We Are Marching (Music Video)

Two videos by Betsy Rose, “We Are Women and We Are Marching” and “Coming Into My Years”

Bella Ciao is a traditional anti-fascist song that has lyrics adapted to the Women’s March by Susan Terris and Betsy Rose

Mindful Peacebuilding   Published on Jan 31, 2017

COMING INTO MY YEARS
by Betsy Rose

Well, I’m a gray-haired woman and I’m comin’ into my years
I’m a weathered woman and I’m comin’ into my years
No more holding back, no more tryin’ to please
Got the will and the power to get off my knees.

I’m an aging woman and I’m comin’ into my years.

I’m a street-wise woman and I’m comin’ into my prime
I’m a fight-back woman and I’m comin’ into my prime
No more shrinking with fear when they whistle and jeer
I got a fist that’s hard, a mind that’s clear.

I’m a night-walk woman and I’m comin’ into my prime.

And I’m a loud mouthed woman and I’m comin’ into my voice
I’m a talk-back woman and I’m comin’ into my voice
Cause there’s an ocean of words got caught in my throat
Gonna let loose the waters and learn how to float.

I’m a sing-out woman comin’ into my voice.

And I’m a fighting woman and I’m comin’ into my strength
I’m a make-change woman and I’m comin’ into my strength
I won’t save the world, I won’t drain my song
But I’ll fight any battle that’ll move us along.

I’m a far-sighted woman comin’ into my strength.

I’m a loving woman and I’m comin’ into my all.
I’m a heart-beat woman and I’m comin’ into my all.
Well I’ll go for passion, I’ll go for strength
I’ll go for the moment and I’ll go for the length

I’m a give-take woman and I’m comin’ into my all.

BETSY ROSE BIO

Betsy Rose is a singer and writer who for many years has been a voice within the progressive and spiritual movements of our times. Contemporary cultural visionaries such as Thich Nhat HanhMatthew Fox, and Joanna Macy have included her music in their work.  She is a long time leader in the family practice program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre. After Sept 11, 2001, Betsy created Singing For Peace, groups of non professional singers gathering in public to sing songs of healing and peace. She is a frequent voice at public gatherings for peace, reconciliation and justice.

http://betsyrosemusic.org/


Media for the people!  Learn more about Rise Up Times and how to sustain
People Supported News.
Follow RiseUpTimes on Twitter RiseUpTimes @touchpeace


No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post.

Support independent media. Give today.

The contents of Rise Up Times do not necessarily reflect the views of the editor.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: