We Will Run

by Stephen Randall

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100% of the profits from We Will Run Again will go to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

On Monday 15th, 2013, I went with my son, daughter and father to watch the Boston marathon runners run past my road in Wellesley, MA., at roughly the halfway point.

The third Monday of April is one of my favorite days of the year - it marks the real start of spring for me. The blossoms are just coming out, and we see neighbors and friends, eat BBQ and cheer the spirit of thousands of runners.

Of course the 2013 Boston marathon will be remembered for something else, namely the twin bombings near the finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 170.

This is a song written for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The lyrics were inspired by the moving speech given by President Obama at the interfaith healing service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2013.

In the words of the youngest fatality, 8-year-old Martin Richard, holding a poster he made after the shooting of Trayvon Martin, “No more hurting people. Peace.”

Let's help sustain a message of strength and confidence long after the headlines about the Boston Marathon bombings subside.

I'd like to thank the Boston Arts Academy Sprituals Ensemble, Wellesley High School's Keynote singers and my beautiful friends on Soundcloud who contributed their voices to the song (all listed below).

Thanks to the wonderful Sacha Pfeiffer and her team At All Things Considered for taking the time to interview me about this project and reposting the track. That interview and links are here: www.wbur.org/2013/05/03/wellesl…athon-healing-song

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WE WILL RUN AGAIN
Words and Music Stephen Randall

CHORUS
We will stand
And we will walk
And we will run again

On Patriot's Day
We lined the streets
To cheer our heroes
Running to their dreams

We waved them on
From Hopkinton
Through Wellesley Hills
Then Newton straight to Boston

As they reached Heartbreak Hill
They didn't know that they’d face
A greater heartbreak still
A greater heartbreak

CHORUS
We will stand
And we will walk
And we will run again

We come together
To reclaim
This state of grace
Our spirit will remain

And when we cross
The finish line
We show the world
That we can take the pain

And on that toughest mile,
When we think we've hit a wall,
Someone will be there
To pick us up if we fall

CHORUS
We will stand
And we will walk
And we will run again

We will stand
And we will walk
And we will run again

© & Ⓟ 2013 Stephen Randall

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released April 5, 2014
THE WELLESLEY HIGH SCHOOL KEYNOTE CHOIR:

Alex Abrahams, Caroline Allieri, Claire Barre, Tessa Broholm, Charles Coleman, Lauren Cuddy, Samantha Derderian, Julian Dusset, Matt Eldridge, Caroline Eldridge, Jalen Eugene, Ashley Freeman, Alison Furneaux, Theo Golob, Taeghan Hagood, Michelle Hansen, Drew Hawkinson, Julia Hockett, Alex Hu, Gwen Ivey, Weston Jacoby
, Allison Kannam, Brian Kelley, Elizabeth Kennedy, Hannah Kwawu, Erika Madrian, Matthew Matejka, Anna Mayersohn, Jared Melanson, Brendan Milway, Peter Palladino, Katie Pedersen, Marlin Rooks, Olivia Sanabria, Mingo Sanchez, Chris Scammell, Katie Scholl, James Scott, Elizabeth Serunjogi, Nic Shepard, Mark Sibold, Ian Speers, John Su, Andrew Tarbox, Jewels Tambone, Sara Taylor, Maddie Tishman, Elise Vasko, Julia Wall

BOSTON ARTS ACADEMY SPIRITUALS ENSEMBLE: 
Abel Alcorn-Harris, D'Mitry Bolden, Juliette Costa, Mahamma Germain, Kayana Guity-Moore, Andreanna Haynes, Fedrice Isidore, Melissa Israel, Gracia Lei, Jasiah Lewis, Shakeima Lewis, Molly Martin, Amaiya Mitchell, Adrian Pizzaro, Piper Rollins, Esther Valbrun, Stephan Wallace

THE SOUNDCLOUD COLLAB CHOIR:
 Scarlet Delemeny (Boston, MA, USA), Doug Faigel (Scottsdale, AZ, USA), Phil McWalter (London, UK), Simone Provenzano (Cosenza, Italy), Marie-Aimee Pupat (Lyon, France), Bethany Sky Whitman, (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA)

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Stephen Randall New York

I'm a Brit living in Brooklyn, NY.

I used to be a professional songwriter, but when I wrote for other people, I lost touch with the music that was important to me personally. I forgot who I was and what fed my soul. I put down my guitar and keyboard to pursue other adventures. Four years ago I started writing again, but this time, I wrote from my heart and experience and for me.

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