Side By Side (Single)

by Wilder Adkins

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This is a song about the city of Birmingham, Alabama and the struggles of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. It is also an anthem for peace and a call to keep hoping and never give up fighting darkness with the power of light.

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released January 15, 2017

Wilder Adkins - Guitar, Vocals
James Mullis - BGVs
Recorded and Mixed by Corey Scogin

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Track Name: Side By Side
Peace, it don’t come easy
Love, it don’t come free
Martin Luther King said
Lord, I have a Dream
Boys and girls of every
color walking side by side
Brother, sister, come on
turn that darkness into light

I was born into the
heart of Dixie Land
Holy rollers in the
hills of Birmingham
all those summers spent just
chasing lightning bugs by night
heavy stillness in the
heat of August & July

Lord, a wind was stirring
from the east to west
set my heart a-blazing
deep down in my chest
and I heard that preacher
crying out on 16th street
“Till we all have freedom
there is no man truly free”

On into September
heard the people say
‘things just won’t get better’
4 girls died today
but we will rise up singing
truly, We Shall Overcome
and we won’t quit singing
till that day of glory comes