Rise Beyond Racism
Rise! is the second album by The Hell Raisin’ Hippies. The album revolves around the theme of moving beyond racism. The album concludes with The Dixieland Redemption, a tripped out psychedelic soundtrack for Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
|November 13, 2015|
|Label||The Hell Raisin’ hippies|
- Mercedes Dirge
- The Brown Acid
- Hippie Freak Fag
- Diabolus Et Cum Mentis Excessus
- Et Vidi in Excessu Menis Visionem
- Fly the Teeth of Wind
- The Dixieland Redemption
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- Mercedes Dirge is written for Janis Joplin and Dimebag Darrell
- Dixie is followed by The Dixieland Redemption, the conclusion of the album, and is reworked to feature Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have A Dream speech.
I Have A Dream
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.Martin Luther King Jr – I have A Dream
And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!