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Inspired by the "Me Too" movement.
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Me, too. Me, too.
It started when I was five, and he'd come into my bed in the night. It didn't feel right. He said, "Don't tell."
Me, too.

My teacher looked at me that way. He said "Your grade depends on what you do." It didn't feel true, so I dropped out.
Me, too.

I was walking on a country road. He stopped his truck, he hit me hard.
Just stay alive. I didn't dare feel, but I survived.

And when we tell our story, we can rise up and cry "No more"
The time has come to heal the centuries of pain,
To stop the fear, to change the game.
Break open the conspiracy of silence.
We are not alone.

Me, too.
He said "We're working side by side. To get ahead, you've got to get along." I didn't feel strong, and I needed the job.
Me, too.

He said he loved me and he'd change. It was my fault that he was so mad. I didn't feel safe, so I escaped. I survived.

And when we tell our story, we can rise up and cry "No more, no more."
The time has come to heal the centuries of pain,
To stop the fear, to change the game.
Break open the conspiracy of silence.
We are not alone.
Together we are strong.
And when we speak the truth, we will be free.
This.
Stops.
Now.

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from Choral​/​Ensemble​/​Circle Songs, released October 4, 2020
youtube.com/watch?v=7IjXmcR5yrs
Performed by Womansong of Asheville, with soloists
(c)2018 Lois J Henrickson (Lytingale)

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Lytingale Asheville, North Carolina

A prolific songwriter (400+ songs) and versatile musician (vocals, keyboards, guitar, flute, dulcimer, hand drums, kazoo), "Lyte" uses her clear soprano voice for all styles of music: rock, folk, opera, blues, jazz, musical comedy. She accompanies Womansong, officiates weddings, sings at churches & conferences, and teaches private voice lessons. ... more

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