Live. Love. Be.

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Empowerment. Acceptance. Equality. This song honors those queer pioneers who've helped make such social progress by loving just who they want.

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Jimmy’s from a small town not too far from here
And people in that small town say, “we don’t like your kind here”
And Jimmy became my small-town hero by telling those small-town minds…

I’m gonna live. I’m gonna love. I’m gonna be.

Sarah’s been a city girl, she likes seeing different people all around
But Sarah and her city friends still hear people say, “get back to your side of town”
But Sarah and her sisters just won’t take that anymore, they say…

I’m gonna live. I’m gonna love. I’m gonna be.

Maybe it’s unrealistic anyway
But still I’m optimistic for the day

So here I am living in this big bad world
So many people and so many dreams, we all wanna just be heard
And maybe there’s room for everyone if everyone just sings…

I’m gonna live. I’m gonna love. I’m gonna be.

I’m gonna live. I’m gonna love. I’m gonna be.
Just let me live. Just let me love. Just let me be.
Cuz I wanna live. I wanna love. I wanna be.
I’m gonna live. I’m gonna love. I’m gonna be.

credits

from Love Letter, released February 14, 2012
Ben Bernstein: Bass
Gawain Mathews: Dobro, Electric Guitar
Mike Stevens: Drums & Percussion
Ryan Mintz: Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals

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