"Monument" as written by and Mirah Tom Tov Zeitlyn....
Aren't you going to come along?
Aren't you going to fight?
Aren't you going to hold your hands up to the light?
If you feel an emptiness, if you want to hide

Think about the blood that's pumping keeping you alive
We've got it all worked out, the plans all made
If we believe in the fight then we're all saved
It's gonna hurt for a while but it would anyway

Let us stand resolute with our voices raised
We have a right to insist to be free and brave
If that should cease to exist I'd throw my heart away
It's a long long way to the promised land

So try where you are, do what you can
You belong to what you understand
So teach yourself how to demand the monument that you deserve
For rising up in a beaten down world

Aren't you going to come along?
Aren't you going to fight?
Aren't you going to hold your hands up to the light?
If you feel an emptiness, if you want to hide

Think about the blood that's pumping keeping you alive


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"Monument" as written by Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn

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    General Commenti think this song is actually apples in the trees. it's confusing because there are two tracks called 'make it hot' but only one is listed on the back of the album. either way, it's 'let us stand resolute with our voices raised' and a 'beaten down world'
    lenaon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti saw her perform this. live. OHMY.
    rxqueenon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthm, i'm pretty sure this song is in fact called "monument" but i could, of course, be wrong. this song is lovely, i am so jealous of rxqueen.
    rrriloKILEYon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is Monument. She also plays it with the Black Cat Orchestra on "To All We Stretch The Open Arm"
    ModestMon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like the Black Cat Orchestra version better. Her voice seems more raw.
    sushipaperon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis seems to me a song about the struggle over the deprivation of rights and social stigmas associated with the gay community.

    'if we believe in the fight then we're all saved...
    let us stand resolute with our voices raised
    we have a right to insist
    to be free and brave'
    pocket caton May 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis seems to me a song about the struggle over the deprivation of rights and social stigmas associated with the gay community.

    'if we believe in the fight then we're all saved...
    let us stand resolute with our voices raised
    we have a right to insist
    to be free and brave'
    pocket caton May 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is in fact about the mobilization and protest politics associated in her life as she said at one of the live shows i was at. i too assumed it was about the gay community as pocket cat said
    imsosorryon October 14, 2008   Link

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