EXCLUSIVE: Samia – “We Have the Right”

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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.

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