Stonewall Inn, a gay bar on Christopher Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. A 1969 police raid here led to the Stonewall riots, one of the most important events in the history of LGBT rights (and the history of the United States). This picture was taken on pride weekend in 2016, the day after President Obama announced the Stonewall National Monument, and less than two weeks after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Photo taken 25 June 2016, by Rhododendrites, published here following the guidelines of Wikipedia Commons.

STONEWALLS: An LGBTQ Civil Rights Anthem by Nicholas Snow

Let your love flow.Let your heart glow.Let the world know.The beauty within your soul."The world premiere of STONEWALLS, as performed by singer/songwriter Nicholas Snow on April 25, 1998.VERSE ONEFor over 25 years, throughout every season,we’ve been fightin’ together, every day and night.Cause for prejudice, there is no rhyme, no reason.Come all ye people, shine your light.For the planet is in darkness, and we’ve got to save it,from the Pharisee’s assault upon our lives.Our freedom is at hand, it’s time to claim it.Please live your life, don’t compromise.CHORUS (REPEATS TWICE)Let your love flow.Let your heart glow.Let the world know.The beauty within your soul.VERSE TWOFather, Mother, Brother, Sister, Lover, Join TogetherYoung & Old & Gay & Straight & Brown & Black & WhiteEmbrace your neighbor cause you know we’ve got to stand together.Come all ye people shine your light.As they come before you, preaching, hating, for no reason,take a hand and take a stand with us and join the fight.Til it’s safe for you and me to love in every season, we must illuminate the night.REPEAT CHORUSINTERLUDEStonewalls coming down, just look you’ll see.Stonewalls coming down, we shall be free.Stonewalls coming down, as we rise up.Stonewalls coming down.Please, drink from the cup, of life.REPEAT CHORUS INDEFINITELYSee Less

Posted by Nicholas Snow on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

In the video, the World Premiere of STONEWALLS, as performed by Nicholas Snow LIVE at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotels Cinegrill, April 25, 1998.

 

STONEWALLS

Music & Lyrics By Nicholas Snow

VERSE ONE

For over 25 years, throughout every season,
we’ve been fightin’ together, every day and night.
Cause for prejudice, there is no rhyme, no reason.
Come all ye people, shine your light.

For the planet is in darkness, and we’ve got to save it,
from the Pharisee’s assault upon our lives.
Our freedom is at hand, it’s time to claim it.
Please live your life, don’t compromise.

CHORUS (REPEATS TWICE)

Let your love flow.
Let your heart glow.
Let the world know.
The beauty within your soul.

VERSE TWO

Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Lover, Join Together
Young & Old & Gay & Straight & Brown & Black & White
Embrace your neighbor cause you know we’ve got to stand together.
Come all ye people shine your light.

As they come before you, preaching, hating, for no reason,
take a hand and take a stand with us and join the fight.
Til it’s safe for you and me to love in every season,
we must illuminate the night.

REPEAT CHORUS

INTERLUDE

Stonewalls coming down, just look you’ll see.
Stonewalls coming down, we shall be free.
Stonewalls coming down, as we rise up.
Stonewalls coming down.
Please, drink from the cup, of life.

REPEAT CHORUS INDEFINITELY