I'm gonna lift my sister up
About the Song
I'm gonna lift my sister up, she is not heavy (3x)
If I don't lift her up (x2)
If I don't lift her up, I will fall down
D - Em - / - - D - / D - Em - / - - - - / - - D -
If I don't lift my brother up, he is not...
I'm gonna lift my neighbor, she is not...
I'm gonna life my people up, they are not...
We're gonna lift each other up, we are not...
by Faya Rose Touré
Faya Ora Rose Touré (born Rose Gaines in 1945) is an American civil rights activist and lawyer. She was the first black female judge in Alabama.
In 2003, she changed her name from Rose Sanders to Faya Touré, a West African name. In 2009, she resigned as the volunteer president of the National Voting Rights Museum, which she founded. She coordinates the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee to mark the anniversary of Bloody Sunday.