We Are Strong

Lyrics

You tried to take me down 
You took out my legs 
You made me fall to the ground 
You took the light away 

but you didn’t know that I’d stand back up 
and you didn’t know that i’d be stronger 

You thought that you could bring us down 
You thought that you could break us 
but little did you know that we’d grow stronger 
little did you know that we are strong 

I tried to see the light 
I tested out my legs 
Above me was the moon 
Brightening the dark 
but I didn’t know how to stand back up 
and I didn’t know how to be stronger 

You thought that you could bring us down 
You thought that you could break us 
but little did you know that we’d grow stronger 
little did you know that we are strong 

Now I am standing up 
and I can see the light. 
You back away, 
because I am growing as one 
Now we are standing up 
and we can see the light 
You back away, 
because we are growing as one 

Na Na Na Na Na 
We are growing as one.

Behind The Music

When The Dick & Jane Project introduced Mary Lynn Gloeckle to her team of young lyricists, they first listened to songs that had an impact on each of them. Before long, Mary Lynn played John Lennon’s “Imagine”. Having never heard it, the students knew this was the type of song they were after. Basing their song on the terrorist attacks of September 11th, the three lyricists wrote a powerful set of lyrics, which Mary Lynn turned into exactly the song they were looking for.

  Lyrics- Ally, Gus, Nicole at Grizzell Middle School  Music- Mary Lynn  Cello- Gus at Grizzell Middle School  Choir- Grizzell 7th Grade  Recorded and mixed by Joe Camerlengo  Additional recording by Josh Landis of Old Son Studios  Released on Momentum, April 2012  Radio Premier: May 2012

 

Lyrics- Ally, Gus, Nicole at Grizzell Middle School 
Music- Mary Lynn 
Cello- Gus at Grizzell Middle School 
Choir- Grizzell 7th Grade 
Recorded and mixed by Joe Camerlengo 
Additional recording by Josh Landis of Old Son Studios 
Released on Momentum, April 2012 
Radio Premier: May 2012