Right Side of History: Love Who You Love

by Cheley Tackett

Released 2015
Released 2015
Real songs for real people
  • 04:16 Lyrics Right Side of History: Love Who You Love

    RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY

    (Cheley Tackett)

     

    Everything is changing but this ol’ world she’s always spun round

    Everything is rearranging hard as we try we can’t silence the sounds

    And love it comes, and love it goes

    But love shall be as we say so

     

    So sing it to the air

    Shout out to the night

    We’re builders, brick by brick, word by word,

    Light by light

    Hold my hand, lead this fight, to let love live

    On the right side of history

     

    Everybody keeps on sayin’ it gets better down the line

    Everybody keeps on waiting for it to turn around with time

    Love ain’t proud, love don’t hate

    Love loves truth and truth can’t wait

     

    So sing it to the air

    Shout out to the night

    We’re builders, brick by brick, word by word,

    Light by light

    Hold my hand, lead this fight, to let love live

    On the right side of history

     

    Be who you are love who you LOVE who you are

     

    And sing it to the air

    Shout out to the night

    We’re builders, brick by brick, word by word,

    Light by light

    Hold my hand, lead this fight, to let love live

    On the right side of history

     

NOTES
Several years ago, I was involved in a program for YouthSpeaks Nashville. Performers were asked to create a work envisioning what we hoped for the future of Nashville, be it tomorrow, or 10,000 years from now. The fight for equality & efforts to end bullying weighed heavy on my mind. I asked myself what I wanted for the future, not just for Nashville, but for all of humanity. Turns out, this song was my answer.