About the Song
I am resilient, I trust the movement
I negate the chaos, uplift the negative
I'll show up at the table again & again & again
I'll close my mouth & learn to listen
These times are poignant, the winds have shifted
It's all we can do to stay uplifted
Pipelines through backyards, wolves howling out front
Yeah I got my crew but truth is what I want!
Realigned and on point, power to the peaceful
Prayers to the waters, women at the center
All vessels open to give and receive
Let's see this system brought down to its knees
I'm made of thunder, I'm made of lightning
I'm made of dirt, yeah, made of the fine things
My father taught me that I'm a speck of dust
And this world was made for me, so let's go & try our luck
I've got my roots down (x11) deep (repeat)
I've got my roots down (x3) deep (repeat)
So what are we doing here? What has been done?
What are you going to do about it when the world comes undone?
My voice feels tiny & I'm sure so does yours
Put us all together - we'll make a mighty roar!
Words & music by Leah Song & Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia. (c) by authors. All rights reserved. risingappalachia.com/resilient-1
Leah Song & Chloe Smith are the founding sisters of Rising Appalachia. The band has grown to include musicians David Brown on upright bass & baritone guitar, and Biko Casini on world percussion.
NPR blog about the song & video: https://www.npr.org/2018/05/15/611089693/rising-appalachia-write-a-resilient-anthem