I Can’t Keep Quiet- Women’s March on DC

Jan 21, 2017

These women practised this amazing song online and performed it during the women’s march on Washington.

Original artist: MILCK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCnex…
Support the artist: https://milckmusic.bandcamp.com/track…
Download: https://noisetrade.com/milck/quiet-dow…

Filmed by Alma Har’el, check out her twitter https://twitter.com/Almaharel/status/…

These women are from different states and never met till today. They practiced this song online. I was crying the whole time I filmed this. Show them some love.#WomensMarch #ANTHEM #Icantkeepquiet #TogetherWeRise

SECOND DAY – Woke up to 2.5 million views! Hello world x I’m adding some more details here because everyone is asking in private messages and I can’t answer y’all but I’m so incredibly happy and thankful. So to answer…. I’m a film and commercial director (www.almaharel.com) and was in the march to support women of all races around the world coming together and get heard. I did not know these women and the artist. I now found out she goes under the name of MILCK (Icantkeepquiet.org) and that she gathered women from all around the country to sing this #Anthem at the #WomensMarch . They practiced it online using Skype and they only met once before the march. Some met that day for the first time! 

I was lucky or sent (depending on your preference) to stumble upon her.

My phone’s battery died from the cold and I was lost and with out my friends who were back stage. I was wondering around trying to navigate the incredible crowds when I found my self this pocket of space around these women. When they started singing, I checked on my phone frustrated that it’s dead and it suddenly sprung back to life… 🙂 hence missing the beginning. This song and it’s sentiment made me cry tears of relief the whole time I was filming it. The beauty and the harmony of their voices captured for me how women can come together to find their voice. I find it healing and empowering in the best possible way.

No one can explain you the feeling of being surrounded by that number of women from every race who come together all around the world. 627 marches! #TOGETHERWERISE None of us are free until we are all free. This march was special because it accounted for all women of all races. Women of color and poor women are most likely to suffer more from this administration than anyone. Same goes for immigrants. We marched for people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Muslims, people with disabilities and all our communities that “are hurting and scared”.

ALSO stop trying to tell us we don’t know what’s happening in the middle east… I am from the middle east and this song is for women everywhere.
Stop dividing us.

HUGE GRATITUDE to the 3 WOMEN OF COLOR WHO ORGANIZED WOMEN’S MARCH @TamikaDMallory @lsarsour @msladyjustice1 and to Angela Davis, Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem and the millions of women who marched!

Let me finish by posting all the lyrics for I CAN’T KEEP QUIET. Let’s make it our #Anthem. I hope to sing it with you on our next march because WHEN WE HARMONIZE THEY CAN’T DIVIDE US.
#TogetherWeRise #OneWomansRiot #iCantkeepquiet

“Quiet”
Written by MILCK and AG
Produced by AG

put on your face
know your place
shut up and smile
don’t spread your legs
I could do that

But no one knows me no one ever will
if I don’t say something, if I just lie still
Would I be that monster, scare them all away
If I let the-em hear what I have to say

I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh
I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh
A one woman riot, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

I can’t keep quiet
For anyone
Anymore

Cuz no one knows me no one ever will
if I don’t say something, take that dry blue pill
they may see that monster, they may run away
But I have to do this, do it anyway
I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh
I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh
A one woman riot, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh I can’t keep quiet

Let it out Let it out
Let it out now
There’ll be someone who understands
Let it out Let it out
Let it out now
Must be someone who’ll understand
Let it out Let it out
Let it out now
There’ll be someone who understands
Let it out Let it out
Let it out now

I can’t keep quiet

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