Running (Refugee Song) featuring Gregory Porter, Common, Keyon Harrold and Andrea Pizziconi

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CREDITS

Featuring Gregory Porter and Common

Curated and Produced by Keyon Harrold by Andrea Pizziconi
Lyrics by Andrea Pizziconi, Keyon Harrold and Common
Music by Keyon Harrold and Jason Harrold

Vocals: Gregory Porter (Courtesy of Blue Note Records)
Common (Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings)
Trumpet: Keyon Harrold
Keyboards, Organ: Shedrick Mitchell
Bass: Jahmal Nichols
Guitar: Sherrod Barnes
Background Vocals: Andrea Pizziconi, Christie Dashiell, Christopher Turner

Sound Engineers:
Keyon Harrold
Andy Taub, Brooklyn Recordings
Chris Parks, Kaleidoscope Sound
Mixed by Christopher “Tito” Trujillo

Video:
Produced and Directed by Andrea Pizziconi
Co-Produced by Jonathan Reynaga and Tiny Horse
Graphics and Editing by Studio NYC
Footage of Gregory Porter by Amy O’Brien
Photos: Refugees International, International Rescue Committee, Creative Commons, and ©UNHCR/Shawn Baldwin (who provided the very moving first image on the video)

LYRICS

Verse 1
Can you see strength in my eyes?
I used to sleep through the night.
Then horror they came;
There were no lights, no sirens, just guns;
It was violent.
And I had to run or die.

Chorus
I’m Running.
I’m Running.
I’m Running.
I’m Running.

Verse 2
So much time wasted in tents;
Seventeen years inside a fence;
I ran from a war, homeless, no school, no future;
I’m a ghost, but not finished I will rise!

Pre Chorus
Say, ooh, are we all alone?
Say, no, I’ll never forget my home.

Chorus
Running from the place that I know,
I’m running, what direction should I go?
I’m running, so tired and so worn;
I won’t stop until I’m safe and strong.

Verse 3 (Rap verse)
Where I’m running to is running through my mind;
Always on the run;
Am I running out of time?

Darkness in my way;
I pray that the sun will shine.
Started from the bottom and that was underlined.

By the place that I’m from; sometime is un-divine;
I hear them songs of freedom, and they running through my mind;

Close my eyes; imagine a place next to me;
Where I can’t be labeled a refugee.
Destiny, oh, somewhere down these dark roads;
Yeah, we the lost tribe but we found our souls.

Cold rain, all pain, I left along the way;
I fight through the night, just to find a stronger day.

Chorus
Running from the place that I know,
I’m running, what direction should I go?
Keep running, so tired and so worn;
I won’t stop until I’m safe and strong.

Bridge
Oooo 
Had to flee the place you love;
Oooo 
Tough as nails when things got rough;
Oooo 
Many fathers told their sons and daughters;
Say oooo 
Don’t stop running ‘till you’re home!

Say oooo, Refugee song.
Say oooo, Refugee song.
Say oooo, Refugee song.
Say oooo, Refugee song.

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