Today (Haiti Benefit Song)

by Candice Anitra

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Name your price. All proceeds go towards:

1) Partners in Health's construction of 180,000 sq. foot, 320-bed Mirebalais National Teaching Hospital to change face of public health care in Haiti, and

2) The Global Syndicate's "Shine a Light" Campaign to provide solar-powered lights to subsistence wage earners - who otherwise pay up to 30% of their income for kerosene to see at night - improving education, productivity, health, and the environment, while reducing violence against women and children.

Video at: bit.ly/wGOy8F

Artist statement:

"Soon after the earthquake devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, a photograph of a mountain of dead bodies gripped me. The shared humanity screamed out. Raw emotion compelled me to write this song. We cannot forget that we are all connected, living on one shared earth."

lyrics

Today
by Candice Anitra

Haiti
Need you to pour into
Stay current and true
Through the darkness screaming
Deep the ripples move
The love naked and streaming
The way you shook this place
This rock in space
Stop the world from breathing

Today, today, today
We need your pearls
Today, today, today
In this world

My fingertips gone blue
And my thoughts of you
They bear repeating
People piled up high
Now they can touch the sky
The soundless weep, the cry
When you shook this place
This rock in space
Stopped my heart from beating

Today, today, today
We need your pearls
Today, today, today
In this world
(Repeat)
Outro

credits

released January 12, 2012
Joel Hamilton - Producer
Derek Nievergelt - Bass
Wes Mingus - Guitar
Jason Mills - Drums
Brian Gardner - Mastering

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Candice Anitra New York

Left-of-Soul Singer/Songwriter/Alchemist: Blending poetry & melody, songstress Candice Anitra explores the fine lines between gender, self-love & loathing, & the polarities that exist in us all. She is one part soul singer, and equal parts rabble-rouser and philosopher - edgy, electro-pop-rock-infused, sultry songs. ... more

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