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So Rise to the top and Yell

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2012 by edwinforyouthrights

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

In early 2009, I created an imaginary metal band called Rebels against Oppression. This band consists of lyrics which I have typed from early 2009 to August 2010. This is a second article that features a song from my imaginary band. The focus of Rebels against Oppression was on the lyrics. In early 2010, I released an album of lyrics titled “University of Oppression” and from this imaginary album comes “So Rise to the Top and Yell”.

Despite a majority of Americans polled on the right of same-gender marriage, most states don’t recognize same-gender marriage. Many states have a constitutional amendment which bans recognizing same-gender marriages performed in the state or performed elsewhere. Too many Democrats in state legislatures are spineless when it comes to advocating for LGBT rights. When it comes to young women and young men who are 18-20, there is oppression. The age of majority is treated like a non-binding rule and not like an age of majority law. Many elected officials are intolerant people who like in Tennessee, tried to pass a “Don’t Say Gay” bill. In North Carolina, intolerant legislators passed a bill that resulted in a referendum regarding same-gender marriage in 2012. As a result of that referendum, North Carolina’s Constitution bans the recognition of same-gender marriages. However, “So Rise to the Top and Yell” is about the importance of being an activist so that oppressive laws against young people and LGBT people are repealed.

“So Rise To the Top and Yell”

It seems like it may take many lifetimes to conquer

The oppression which seems to be stuck in time

Tyranny is on a higher priority than freedom

Because of legislators that practice cowardice

And Intolerance

The fight must now come because hope can seem little

But this time the fight must succeed

We must not become oppressors because

Human rights comes before it

So Rise to the top of the hill and yell

Because ahead is the field to the finish

Take that powerful conviction so that the days

Without end of oppression will end

The young have been oppressed heavily

And LGBT people are waiting for equality

Against people who leave reason for tyranny

The march to the final hill must come

So rise to the top of the hill and yell

Because ahead is the field to the finish

Take that powerful conviction so that the days

Without end of oppression will end

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