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John Cameron Mitchell, Qya Cristál - Say Their Names

from New American Dream by John Cameron Mitchell and Friends

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you thought you had some time
just enough to wait for it again
there was love that you could find
might not be too late for it but when
oh no, they took it too far
they took your life away
my friend
they’ll never know who you are
that you might have loved them
but then
they cut you
they told you not to speak
told you not to move
your hands
they thought that you were weak
but you carried more than any man
oh no i see where you are
i see where you ought to be
and when
they killed you they killed themselves
now let us live in your names

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Parker, Penélope Díaz Ramírez, Helle Jay O’Regan, Lexi, Selena Reyes-
Hernandez, Ríah Milton, Brayla Stone, Elizabeth Montaño, Mercy Mack,
Tatiana Hall, Bree Black, Shaki Peters, Luz Clarita Zúniga, Draya McCarty…

i see where you are
i see where you ought to be
my friend
when they killed you, they killed us all
now let us live in your names

in all your names
you thought you had some time
just enough to wait for it
again
there was love that you could find
it will not be too late for it
but when

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from New American Dream, released September 4, 2020
Written by Leland and John Cameron Mitchell; performed by John Cameron Mitchell and Qya Cristál; featuring Peppermint and Melania Brown; French horn by Brad Gemeinhardt; orchestrated by Gabe Lopez & Lance Horne; produced by John Cameron Mitchell; mixed by Gabe Lopez; mastered by Kevin Ratterman

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John Cameron Mitchell & Friends

John Cameron Mitchell is an American writer, director, performer, songwriter. He directed, starred in and wrote w/ Stephen Trask the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. His other films include Shortbus, Rabbit Hole, How To Talk To Girls At Parties.W/ Bryan Weller he created the acclaimed musical podcast series Anthem: Homunculus.He’s currently a cast member of Hulu’s Shrill and CBS’s The Good Fight ... more

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