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Rodney Whittenberg featuring Palatine

About your song (e.g., any unique instruments used, the origins of the lyrics, what inspired you, etc.):

The song is an homage to the protest songs of the early 60s. It's inspired by a story that congressman John Lewis shared with me about how he prepared for the march from Selma, Alabama. He shared that he gained strength to remain strong during that time through love. The lyrics were an answer to my own struggles with coping with fear or anger - take it and turn it into love.

I really wanted thing song to be simple and easy to sing, yet would carry the weight of the words. The music features just acoustic guitar and voices - a contrast to the other songs on We Stood Up.

What you hope children & families will get from this song: I hope families can draw strength from the song and use it as a reminder that when times are hard, love can help you through it. Love takes an unbelieveable amount of strength and it's a practice and discipline, not just a feeling or emotion.