Fair and Kind - America the Unrequited (Promise Version)

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18MillionRising presents Voices of Our Vote: #MyAAPIVote Album - a compilation album featuring 32 politically empowering tracks by an eclectic mix of Asian American musicians. Given the current political climate of anti-immigrant rhetoric and increased racial tension, turning out to vote as an AAPI community this November 8th is more important than ever. At 18MillionRising, we believe that music can shift hearts and minds, and with the release of the Voices of Our Vote: #MyAAPIVote Album, we believe music can activate Asian America to the polls.

This album was created in partnership with the Asian North Americans music curation platform TRAKTIVIST (traktivist.com); with Kollaboration (www.kollaboration.org) who supports APIs in arts and entertainment by showcasing and connecting creative talents; with the oldest currently running Asian American open mic space Tuesday Night Project (tuesdaynightproject.org); and the South Asian diaspora music and online mixtape site Mishthi Music (mishthimusic.com). All proceeds earned from the album will be donated to 18MillionRising (18MillionRising.org), an organization promoting AAPI civic engagement, influence, and movement by leveraging the power of technology and social media.


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Give you our tired
Give you our poor
And you will work them til they die
And blame them for the hell you fashioned

Give you our best
Give you our brightest
You just treat them like outsiders
And profit from their desperation

America, America

Tell us your tales
Sell us your fables
Your exceptionalism
Is every empire’s rationalization

Bless the favored
In the patriot church
If they will kneel to the elite
They’ll be rewarded as tools of oppression

America, America
America, America

Give us your values
Give us your promises
We’ll act as if you mean them
And save you from your self-destruction

America, America
America, America

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from Voices Of Our Vote: #MYAAPIVote Album, released September 6, 2016
Written, performed & recorded by: Fair and Kind

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