She Persisted (solo)

by Lisa Bastoni

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“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Watching Senator Elizabeth Warren continue to speak - outside the closed doors of the senate floor - took my breath away. The next morning, I wrote this song and posted a video. Within a day, it seemed that the song had struck a nerve - so I'm offering it again, this time a simple live audio recording. Pay what you want - all proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.

Thanks for your support, and thanks for listening!

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She Persisted (for Elizabeth Warren)

She's a rebel with a cause
From the state of Massachusetts
She held the floor
She held a letter from the wife of Dr. King
She was bold
They said "Lizzie, take a seat"
She was warned
But she persisted

It was close to midnight in the land of the free
I saw a revolution unfolding on TV
She stood outside
Where everyone could see
As the cameras rolled
She persisted

Oh, Coretta said
"Freedom is never really won
You've got to win it in every generation"

I went upstairs
To where my daughter was sleeping
With a million hearts and rainbows
On the wall beside her bed
I lay down, just to whisper in her ear
The story of a woman
Who persisted

She's a rebel with a cause
From the state of Massachusetts
She held the floor
She held a letter from the wife of Dr. King
She was bold
She did not sit down
She was warned
But she persisted

(c) 2017 Lisa Bastoni

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released February 14, 2017
Lisa Bastoni, guitar and vocals

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Lisa Bastoni Watertown, Massachusetts

Lisa Bastoni is a singer-songwriter based in Boston, MA.

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