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Title of vid: Battle Cry
Recipient: himundergreen
Vidder: thingswithwings
Fandom: Luke Cage (2016)
Music: Battle Cry by Angel Haze & Sia
Summary: Misty, Claire, Luke: Truth, Healing, Freedom.
Content notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills), Contains blood and injuries+ gun violence+ and two seconds of strobing lights (like the fire alarm kind).
Signed length: 05:53
Signed URL: http://thingswithwings.dreamwidth.org/225151.html

Lyrics
Money cannot buy

All the love that's here tonight

All the love that's here tonight

oh-oh, oh-oh

It’s just you and I

So lift your hands toward the sky

Lift your hands toward the sky

oh-oh, oh-oh



It seems like yesterday that I was nothin'

Then all of a sudden I'm a volcanic eruption

Then all of a sudden it's like spontaneous combustion

And I'm all up in your face yellin', "Bitch, you can't tell me nothin'"

'Cause I came from the bottom, now everybody's watchin'

I said it was my time, now I'm who everybody's clockin'

And I'm just out here sprintin', I'm runnin' right through my vision

I'm trying to outrun my past, but still trying to defeat my limits

'Cause you only get one moment in this life to be great

And you give it your all despite what it takes

And you never let 'em kill you, you take everything they give you

And throw it right fuckin' at 'em and tell 'em it doesn't build you

And no it don't ever break you, and no it can't overtake you

Life's like a bed of roses, you take the thorns and you make do

Sometimes you have to hurt for the 'cause to be reached

But one day you'll be stronger than all that you beat



And you can say

Money cannot buy

All the love that's here tonight

All the love that's here tonight

oh-oh, oh-oh

There's just you and I

So lift your hands toward the sky

Lift your hands toward the sky

oh-oh, oh-oh



I woke up one Sunday morning, stopped believing in Jesus

Stopped believing in churches, I stopped believing in preachers

I realized I was a teacher, not just one of the heathens

I'm born to destroy the fallacies, stop creating believers

Start creating the leaders, tell 'em who they should follow

Nobody but themselves, especially if they hollow

Especially when they empty in desperate search for fulfillment

You the only person alive who holds the key to your healing

So you take it and you run with it

And keep going even when your sun’s hidden

Because the time we spend in darkness when the rain comes

Is where we often find the light soon as the pain's done

There ain't material things in the world

That can change the fact that you feel lonely

Despite the fact that it gets hard, you take it all and you still go

Take the sun and you still grow, lose the light and you still glow

I been there, I'm still here and I know how you feel, so



Money cannot buy

All the love that's here tonight

All the love that's here tonight

oh-oh, oh-oh

There's just you and I

So lift your hands toward the sky

Lift your hands toward the sky

oh-oh, oh-oh

We don't wanna fight

So sing with me our battle cry

Sing with me our battle cry

oh-oh, oh-oh



It's hard to explain my way of living to people who never lived it

A minute in my position filled with my opposition

That anybody not different fighting to stay the same

I got lives in my hands and I'm fighting to make 'em change

Couldn't accept responsibility, find somebody to blame

The emotions that I'm harboring 'bout to drive me insane

Tried to say fuck everything, but I ain't have the heart to

Rarely had the heart to do a lot of things I ought to

So now I spit it for people who say their chords missing

Inspire life into anybody that's forfeiting

'Cause it's easy to keep pretending that there's nothing wrong

But it's harder to keep their head up and be fucking strong

So, now they telling me "go, Haze, they can't stop you

Heavyweight flow, if they can't lift you then they can't drop you

The pinnacle, if they can't reach you then they can't top you

Man, they can't do anything that you're about to"



Money cannot buy

All the love that's here tonight

All the love that's here tonight

oh-oh, oh-oh

There's just you and I

So lift your hands toward the sky

Lift your hands toward the sky

oh-oh, oh-oh

We don't wanna fight

So sing with me our battle cry

Sing with me our battle cry

oh-oh, oh-oh



Money cannot buy

All the love that's here tonight

All the love that's here tonight
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