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'Rise Up', the Song




One of the most talented blues musicians and lyricists that I know, Scott Ramminger, next month will release a new album, "Rise UP," with the cover song calling attention to what he calls "the madness" that has enveloped our nation.

Mass shootings, crooked politicians, Russia's meddling in our elections, global warming, hunger, bigotry, the rise of tyranny and hate all are addressed in "Rise Up."

"We've got to stop this madness before it's too late," intones Ramminger, who also plays the sax on the on album. "Nothing will get better if we sit around and wait."

I urge you to check out "Rise Up." Just click on the video above, which Scott has allowed Not Fake News to preview. While you're at it, check out more of Ramminger's work at www.scottramminger.com.

Here are the complete lyrics to "Rise Up."

Another school shooting

But it barely makes the news

Russians and elections

Politicians getting used

There’s trouble in the ozone

Trouble on the street

Way too many people

Don’t even have enough to eat

Synagogues get vandalized

Immigrants vilified

People packing sidearms

With hatred in their eyes

Prejudice and bigotry

Are gaining everyday

Too many folks just shrug it off

And look the other way

We’ve got to stop this madness

Before it’s too late

Nothing will get better

If we sit around and wait

Come on people

Enough is enough

It’s time to get moving

We’ve got to rise up….

(Organ Solo)

Decency is vanishing

Along with privacy

There’s a whole lot of trouble

From Washington DC

Tyranny is on the rise

Zealots on the loose

Tolerance and kindness

Have both gotten the boot

We’ve got to stop this madness

Before it’s too late

Nothing will get better

If we sit around and wait

Come on people

Enough is enough

It’s time to get moving

We’ve got to rise up….

(Sax Solo)

We’re cutting down the taxes

Of the people who can pay

And squeezing all the other folks

It makes me sad to say

We’ve learned to accept lying

By the leaders of our land

Integrity is laughed at

It’s time to take stand…

(Chorus With One-Bar Jump on the End)(Chorus)(Outro)

Copyright 2019, Scott Ramminger, Ramminger Music, BMI

A sidenote:

Scott tried to promote "Rise Up" on Facebook, but censors there said no, it was too controversial. My question is this to Facebook: What happened to free speech and freedom of expression? What? Has the Trump administration infiltrated your "appropriateness review team?"

#ScottRamminger #RiseUp #Blues

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