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Darien Martus

We Are One

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Darien Martus
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Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

Lyrics

We Are One She’d been gone a month or two We’d spoken several times since then And then one day she said that she’d Not speak to me again She said that she’d be moving on That her life with us was done And I asked if there’s something she learned She could share before she’d gone And she said: “We are one” And though I’d heard that phrase a thousand times It was like I never had And she said: “We are one” And I realized the truth of that and I could not be said I saw him on the news one day He was just a kid And when they talked about the things he’s done And others like him did I could feel the hate come up inside For the color of his skin Then I turned around and saw myself And heard the words again I heard it: “We are one” And I thought back to the kid in me Just looking for himself I heard it: “We are one” And I realized I couldn’t pass that hurt Off on someone else Maybe it’s true, but I don’t know whether We’re part of some big plan But if we can’t learn to live together We could try to understand They said we had to fight this war To end the terror in their hearts That there was something in what they believed That rips our god apart So we sent our young and poor to die To try to ease our fear But when we turn around and see ourselves We see the terror we have here And I thought: “We are one” And though I’d thought that phrase a thousand times It finally struck home And I thought: “We are one” In death, in skin, in our beliefs We never are alone In death, in skin, in our beliefs We never are alone