SPEAK (ft. Chance Calloway)

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lyrics

I don’t tell THE Asian-American story, I
Tell OUR American storiES
In hopes that one day our people will see glory
Do you feel me?

And if you don’t? That’s cool
But if any one of these words breaks through and resonates with you
All the struggles you been through
Pain you thought only you knew?
This whole life been worth it.
Mama birthed me with a purpose, from Chinese restaurants, and nail salons, and into churches

Been called worthless
Been felt hurt inside
So if you’re numb, just know that feeling exists for a defensive service:
I ain’t mad at you!

But, beyond the bitterness that’s been in us, we’re buildin up these stories and the world will bear the benefits
We been a mess, but nothing’s been amiss
You gotta break some eggs evry time you make an omelet
ahh

I break it apart to put it back together like chemo on cancer
I have, no, answers
Just questions that’ll open up topics of discussion
You’ll have to shoot me to shut me up, I ain’t budgin
And maybe YOU won’t march or stand, but
You can, listen and
Speak
Listen, to me, speak
And I’ll listen to you,
Preach

credits

from Arrivals, released September 2, 2016
Prod. by Joe Kye
Engineered by Sean Stack
Written and performed by jason chu and Chance Calloway

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jason chu Los Angeles, California

Speaking hope, healing, and justice in a broken world.

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