Gather up the People

by Hussy Hicks

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1.
Gather up the People World is turning on it’s head and I’m all shook up Like I’m falling to the bottom and I try look up But it’s spinning no matter where I turn We’re searching for the light And it’s all around, but it slips right through my hands What is the answer? All I can hold on to is my belief in you CH: We just need to love more We just need to give more We just need to get back up when we’ve been knocked down We just need to hope more And I hope for you I have hope for you I believe in you Surely there’s a reason that we’re so messed up Is it a lesson or a challenge for us to rise up Speak our truth now it’s time to make a stand And know that we are not alone And the things we share are greater than the things that keep us divided All I can focus on is what we can become CH Gather up the people we are ready to rise Gather up the lovers we are ready to love Gather up the givers we are ready to give Gather up the warriors we are ready to fight Gather up the hopers who are ready to hope Gather up your people who are ready to hope Gather up the people who are ready to give Gather up the people
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Hypothetic Needles Walking in fear of hypothetic needles Treading so lightly our feet don’t touch the ground Walking in fear of hypothetic needles Needless to say It’s all around The trouble we found We’re being ideologically hearded divided All of the ideas we’ve gathered, decided Go find a thin wedge of difference then drive it Fighting for scraps Conquered divided CH Victims of circumstance gather like sheep Marching lock step hell bent no retreat Strengthening similarities, simplifying strength And there’s always a way you can love unconditionally It’s alright to sacrifice self to find empathy You’re no more alert or alive than the drunkest of fools If you judge then you will be judged too With this sliding scale that goes from us to them You see how it happens again and again While we distract ourselves with our delusions grand and try to take a stand I am not your enemy Do you think you’re in control as you line up for the fall
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03:16
Hid Myself Don’t cry for me I don’t need your tears I just wanna be let be Don’t cry for me though I’m living my worst fears I’m getting stronger every day But I don’t want to be the story that they tell I know it too well From all of the times that I hid myself Everybody lied for me but only a fool can fool themselves Oh and how I tried, how I tried, how I tried But you know truth is absolute and I could not escape it Turn it upside down and shake it For all of the times that I hid myself Take off your disguise
4.
Well I’m gonna take my baby we’re gonna climb to the mountain peak We’ll spin around on top of the world making love while the planet sleeps Come along baby come along baby We’ve got a long way to go Gonna put on our glad rags and fill up a tucker bag Then we’ll hit the road Come on little Darlin come little Darlin We can leave behind our sins We’ll just pack up and drive and you and me will ride like bandits with the wind Tell me are you ready tell me that you’re ready Coz we’ve been on hold too long But the north wind is blowing and wherever we’ll be going Is the place that we’ll belong Ooh sweet baby come sweet baby We can leave behind our sins We’ll just pack up and drive it’s damn well time that we let this adventure begin Well I’m gonna take my baby we’re gonna climb to the mountain peak We’ll spin around on top of the world making love while the planet sleeps I’m gonna shake off the lazy we’re gonna set each others souls on fire And the stars will be taking in the sparks we’re creating And we’ll lay back and watch them fly
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04:14
Sure enough in a cloud of dust I fell right to the floor Might could say that today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for I was so high I couldn’t see the edge And if I try tell me will I ever get up again? One by one all my dreams are crumbling everything feels so unkind Try as I might I’m losing this fight or am I just loosing my mind So I’ll write it on paper and tally the scars Put it together and tear it apart Rebuild the bridges and mend broken hearts Start from the beginning and reach for the stars I was so high I couldn’t see the edge But I I try I know that I - I’ll get back up again Will I get up (I will get up) I will get up (I will get up ) I Will get back up again
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03:19
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I feel a change is coming coming over you and I - I know it must be something If anything it’s worth a try I can’t see the future but I’m trying to learn from all that’s passed Hoping to find an answer - is anybody out there? All of the world is racing and everybody wants the lead I know the things worth chasing and the things that I believe I can’t make your choices but I can be strong in mine I don’t have the answers is anybody out there? I used to run away but now I stand my ground I used to hide the truth but now I have found We all have a will We all have a will We all have a will and I will not let you down Why do you need to shut off when I can find a million ways To make you feel my love but to give requires take And I can’t make you happy But I can show you how you are the only one I wish for when I say Is anybody out there? I feel a change is coming Coming over everyone We need to feel something And to know that we belong We can come together or we can be torn apart I hope to find the answers Is anybody out there?
8.
This rock is forever we are the blink of a hummingbirds wing Glaciers are somewhere in between Melting melting cyclic or a sign Waters rising I hope it meets the fire Diversity disappearing at a rate we can’t deny So lock on, tune out, buy the ticket take the ride Light is forever We are the blink of a hummingbirds wing Hope is something we all need By design or disease taking much more than we need When it’s our turn to flee will we be sorry Common sense is for the commoners with no sense of control Maybe the horse has bolted but hey what would we know? Truth is forever We are the blink of a hummingbirds wing Stories shape what we believe Forever’s forever We are the blink of a hummingbirds wing I hope you get all that you need
9.
I never felt the cold til I felt your words hit my gut And now this ring of gold is the prison where I’m trapped Love feels like so long ago but not long enough To just let it go I won’t give up I won’t let you down I will be waiting til you turn around Take a look over Take a look over Take a look over all the promises we made Take a look over Take a look over Take a look over all the promises we made Feels like emptiness has taken up the space where we stood And even the pain has begun to fade Though I’m not sure it should Feels like the dark’s closing in and engulfing us So it’s sink or swim if we both give up If this ship goes down Well I will be waiting till you turn around Take a look over Take a look over Take a look over all the promises we made Take a look over Take a look over Take a look over all the promises we made
10.
You’re everything I wanted and more Everything I wanted and more And all of the times that we struggled and fought Like the love that we found was a war You were everything I wanted and more I found you I was looking for nothing but I found myself something it’s true You and your spark that won’t burn out who’ve dreamed it would turn out That it was you And you were everything I wanted and more Everything I wanted and more You had a million good reasons to just pack up and leave But you believed I was worth fighting for And it was everything we wanted and more
11.
When the big rains coming River’s gonna rise When the big rains coming River’s gonna rise There’s so much water coming down Coming down So much water coming down When the river rises It’s gonna take everything When the river rises It’s gonna take everything There’s so much water all around All around So much water all around When the levy’s breaking We’re gonna sink or swim When the levy’s breaking We’re gonna sink or swim When the levy’s breaking It’s gonna take everything There’s so much water coming now Coming now So much water coming now When the water dries up We’re gonna start again When the water dries up We’re gonna start again I can feel the spirit going round Going round Feel the spirit going round

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released July 24, 2020

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Hicks follow up their 2017 Album of the Year winning release with their new 6th studio album, Gather Up The
People out on 24 July, which looks at many of the issues at the forefront of the global consciousness this
year, calling for a future without sexism, racism, homophobia and xenophobia, but most importantly, without fear.
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