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Alternative 03/07/2020

Tom Morello X Shea Diamond X Dan Reynolds X The Bloody Beetroots Release "Stand Up"

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) In a charged response to both the outrage and solidarity rising from the national reckoning over police brutality and systemic racism, GRAMMY Award-winning musician & activist Tom Morello turned to a score of fellow artist comrades - Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds, producer The Bloody Beetroots and artist/activist Shea Diamond.

The result is "Stand Up," a reflection of the diversity of people unifying against racism in this moment - available everywhere now on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records/Universal Music. The searing track was co-written by Morello, Reynolds, Diamond, The Bloody Beetroots, Justin Tranter and Eren Cannata. Full lyrics can be found below.

All four artists will be donating 100% of their proceeds from "Stand Up" to the following organizations: NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute - all of whom Morello hails "are doing great work combating racism, injustice, and police brutality." KIDinaKORNER/Interscope will additionally donate an amount equal to the artists' record royalties derived from streams of the track for a 3-year period.

The NAACP is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. Their mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
Know Your Rights Camp works to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.
Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.

On song's genesis, Morello says:
"I grew up in the tiny lily white, archly conservative town of Libertyville, Illinois. When I was a kid, someone hung a noose in my family's garage, there was occasional N-word calling, etc, etc. On June 6 of this year, there was a Black Lives Matter rally and march in that same town that drew over 1,000 people.
It seems that the times, they are a'changin'. I was so inspired that night, I reached out to Dan from Imagine Dragons. The Bloody Beetroots and I had conjured a slamming track and within 24 hours Dan had sent back a completed vocal. We got Shea Diamond, a Black transgender woman with a long history of activism, on the track and the coalition was complete."

Reynolds adds of the song's urgency:
"When Tom reached out to work together with Shea Diamond and The Bloody Beetroots on this track I immediately went up into my room and wrote/sang the chorus and verse that day. This country certainly needs fixing, and I believe it will take people from all sides and colors to fix it."

The Bloody Beetroots' Bob Rifo on the track's purpose:
"I was in my third month of quarantine and I was waiting for the right opportunity to present itself to reconnect to the world when Tom called me to work on 'Stand Up.' It is during times of turmoil and upheaval that we musicians have the responsibility to accelerate change with a loud and strong message for a better present and future. Today we can change this planet. This is our time. This is our turn."

Diamond on allyship and her involvement on the song:
"When I hear people talking about being allies of the LGBTQ+ community, mainly in the Black and Trans community, it's almost laughable. We watch them profit from our pain, making these surface level posts of solidarity - especially in music. When I think about Black Lives Matter and Trans Lives Matter, you don't get to see any representations of collaborations - many would never share a post, let alone do a song together. So when I heard Dan Reynolds wanted me on his song, I nearly flipped. I wasn't surprised, though - he's been so intentional in sharing posts, helping to raise money within our community and more. He really puts the A in ally!!! This is a proud moment in music history, and I feel honored to be a part of such an important song during this climate… we need to know where everyone stands in the music community, as music is an essential tool that can change the hearts and minds of so many."

"Stand Up" - Full Lyrics
Written By: Tom Morello, Dan Reynolds, Shea Diamond, The Bloody Beetroots, Justin Tranter, Eren Cannata

Stand up
Cause you are standing for nothing

Just shut up
Cause your words mean nothing

Everyone is at each other's throats
Everyone thinking that they know things that they don't know
Everyone painting the third coat on the wall of belief
Send me relief

When I call the police will they just kill me?
Will they just kill you?
When I call the police will they just protect me cause I'm white skinned too?

Every time you talk the system knows
Everywhere you walk the cameras go
Everything I say you already know
Everything in state is about to blow
Way back before Jim Crow

When I call the police will they just kill me?
Will they just kill you?
When I call the police will they just protect me cause I'm white skinned too?

Stand up
Cause you are standing for nothing

Just shut up
Cause your words mean nothing

Everybody stares like I'm just my gender
But I'm a living soul with my own agenda
Tell me how you are the priest and the prosecution
Tell me how you have a God who loves executions

Corruption in the blue line ripples out
Eruption in the streets bring the few and proud
Attention when the knees fall to the ground
Silently loud

When I call the police will they just kill me?
Will they just kill you?
When you call the police would they just protect you cause you're white skinned too?

Every day that passes I'm angrier
Every time the cops get a hall pass - build another barrier
Now it's stereotypical
No I'm not cynical
Political hypocritical

Corruption in the blue line ripples out
Eruption in the streets bring the few and proud
Attention when the knees fall to the ground
Silently loud

Stand up
Cause you are standing for nothing

Just shut up
Cause your words mean nothing

If you walked a mile in my shoes
You'd probably take em off wouldn't you
If you had to live in my truth
you'd probably tell a lie wouldn't you

When I call the police will they just kill me?
Will they just kill you?

Stand up
Cause you stand for nothing

Nothing
You stand for nothing

Stand up
Cause you stand for nothing

Just shut up
Cause your words mean nothing

Stand up
Cause you stand for nothing

Just shut up
Cause your words mean nothing.






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