Social Justice Songwriting Contest

Breathe, Live, Love, & Together were the four most frequently used words in submissions from last months call for songs promoting social justice. Writers from around the globe took part in the initiative, some even contributing newly written material. The songs and lyrics we received were powerful. One song was selected to receive a free production by our team at Demo My Song®. Two additional writers were selected to receive a special offer to collaborate with us. Above is a word cloud from all of the submissions combined, showing the most frequently occuring words.

“I’m Gonna Breathe For You”

by Willie, Justin, & Yvonne Colon

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Justin Colon | Social Justice Songwriting Contest 2020
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Willie Colon | Social Justice Songwriting Contest 2020

Lyrics:
My whole world was shattered
The moment I heard the news
How could they not know You mattered….
And take away life from you

You had family and friends
You had hopes and dreams
Your legacy will never end
and that I promise you

Forget you never
You’ll live forever
I’m gonna breathe for you
I’ll honor your soul
Your spirit will know
I’m gonna breathe for you
Your heavenly light
Will always shine bright
Cause I’m gonna breathe for you
Memories live on Vivid and strong
Cause I’m gonna breathe for you

An anguished choreography
Trying to move on without you
Massive protest in the streets
Motivated me to fight I got to
You can’t win Hearts and Minds
Until you are fully color blind
Because of you the world has changed
History will know your name

Forget you never
You’ll live forever
I’m gonna breathe for you
I’ll honor your soul
Your spirit will know
I’m gonna breathe for you
Your heavenly light
Will always shine bright
Cause I’m gonna breathe for you
Memories live on Vivid and strong
Cause I’m gonna breathe for you

I’ll honor your name (crowd responds.. I will Breathe for You, I will Breathe for You)
Through sunshine and rain (I will Breathe for You, I will Breathe for You)
No suffering pain (I will Breathe for You, I will Breathe for You)
Life won’t been in vain (I will Breathe for You, I will Breathe for You)
They’ll live in shame (I will Breathe for You, I will Breathe for You)
Cause they are to blame (I will Breathe for You, I will Breathe for You)
Until there is Change (I will Breathe for You, I will Breathe for You)
Cause GOD holds the reins (I will Breathe for You, I will Breathe for You)

2nd Place
“Long Walk to Freedom” by Andrew Bundy

3rd Place
“On the Out, Looking In” by Christopher Hauer

A big thank you goes out to all the songwriters who participated in the project. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the works we received. Stay tuned as we share the winning song(s) productions over the coming weeks...

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