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Oct
15

REAL Prep Anthem

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REAL Prep Anthem – MP3

Lyrics:
Teacher Teacher can’t you tell,
There are many ways I excel,
Teach me, use what I do well,
See me, hear me, ring my bell,
What sparks my infectious smile?
It starts with you just accepting how,
I transmit my eclectic style,
Futuristic electric child,
I am Hip Hop I am jazz,
Cultivate me I grow so fast,
I am Africa, I’m Brazil,
I am excellence, I am skill,
I want to learn and have fun still,
So give me something I can feel,
I have a voice that will give you chills,
And what I have to say is real!

Chorus: We are the music, the culture, we are the dance, join us, together our efforts can heal our land, embrace the rhythm, our children deserve the chance, let’s make a difference as one.

Some of us come from a broken past,
We found treasure when they left us trash,
We made music from buckets and bricks,
We bang drums with our hands and sticks,
Some of us came from a life that’s good,
But never had a school where we were understood,
As artists or dancers musical beings,
School shouldn’t mean we lose our dreams,
Feed my soul while you feed my mind,
Give me a challenge, allow me to climb,
Paint that wall, Let me write my poem,
Let me play that bass, give me that microphone,
Diversity that’s the name of the game,
We learn the same thing, but we don’t learn it the same,
The world is ours let’s stake our claim,
The time is now, let’s make the change.

Chorus: We are the music, the culture, we are the dance, join us, together our efforts can heal our land, embrace the rhythm, our children deserve the chance, let’s make a difference as one.

Born and raised on these Portland blocks,
I was always unorthodoxed,
Never quite fit into the system,
Tried to communicate no one listened,
Struggle at math, struggled at science,
Started skipping class, labeled as defiant,

I watched stars on my T.V.
I got talent, why not me,
There is a place where education and art meet,
Finger on the pulse, I followed the heart beat,
I found a place where the B-Boys Go,
DJ’s, MC’s, are allowed to grow,
Get High School Diplomas, Using Our gifts,
Finally acknowledged that I exist,
Never had a future, never made plans,
Found my purpose, now I have a chance!

Chorus: We are the music, the culture, we are the dance, join us, together our efforts can heal our land, embrace the rhythm, our children deserve the chance, let’s make a difference as one.