New York-based singer Samia is exclusively premiering her new video for “We Have the Right” here on AfterEllen.com and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share her pro-equality anthem with you. The song was inspired by Stonewall and the progress we’ve made as a country when it comes to achieving LGBT rights, as well as the ones we continue to fight for. The video has clips from rallies and riots and Samia’s fans and their families, and the lyrics are equally as inspiring.
Remember when sex was still a crime? Lovers at risk of doing time We had no choice but to hide
A party broke up in ’69 Cops rushed in and crossed a line The people saw a chance to rise
And everyone took up the cry With fires lighting up the sky
We have the right to be together And we won’t back down We have the fire to fight forever You can’t govern our hearts now We have the right We have the right We have the right to be together
We’ve paid a monumental cost For battles won and battles lost Now closet doors are open wide
I’m grateful for the pioneers Who forced us all to face our fears We have a chance now to decide
When Edith Windsor took the stand Her message echoed through the land
If you’re in NYC for Pride, you can catch Samia at Industry Bar on June 25. Otherwise you can find out more about her at samiamusic.com.