Movers & Shakers

from Faraway City by Valerie Orth

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you sit behind your screen,
till all you see is blurry,
you lose contact with your right arm
then your left, both legs turn to yarn

whatever happened to your hips, your waist?
disappeared, with your face,
you become one-dimensional
you can’t recall what it’s like to be full

why don’t ya, get up get up get up now
get up know who else is on your side
get up get up get up now get up
know who observes what you don’t see
who tells the long-forgotten story
who makes you feel, who makes you dance,
who else feeds your movement

you may be moving, shaking worlds around the sun,
you may think you’re speaking for everyone
but it takes a village to send a message
It takes all of us to make a difference

so, get up get up get up now
get up know who else is on your side
get up get up get up now get up
know who observes what you don’t see
who tells the long-forgotten story
who makes you feel, who makes you dance,
who else feeds your movement

Move me, won’t you move me…

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from Faraway City, released March 15, 2011
Written by Valerie Orth and Bob Sanders.

Players: Valerie Orth (vocals), Bob Sanders (acoustic guitar), Jon Evans (bass, electric guitar), Scott Amendola (drums), Julie Wolf (Hammond B3 organ)

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Valerie Orth New York

Amidst the madness of 2020, when nothing is certain and we struggle to find hope for the future, we need artists like electro alt-pop songwriter/guitarist/producer Valerie Orth. She writes with a strong sense of self and a fierce feminist perspective, telling stories about alienated humanity and visions of a better tomorrow. Her new album, Rabbit Hole, due out Dec 4, couldn’t be more timely. ... more

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