From the recording Hear Our Voices

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After the reversal of Roe v. Wade, women’s voices have seemingly been muted by the higher courts. This song highlights the urgency of our raised voices with nuanced stories, an anthemic chorus, and the intertwining harmonies of four different women.

Lyrics

Hear Our Voices
Words & Music by Joy Zimmerman

My momma’s heart would break if she knew about the man
Who forced me on my back, now my belly swells

Can you hear my voice
Where is my choice

Years of trying, finally my turn
But my baby won’t survive outside my womb

Can you hear my voice
Where is my choice
Daughter, sister, neighbor, friend
Our stories never end
Hear our voices again and again

My children cry, the fridge empty again
I can’t afford another mouth to feed

Hear my voice
My body, my choice
Daughter, sister, neighbor, friend
Our stories never end
Hear our voices again and again

Who knows what it is to be in my skin
To tell me what I must endure

Hear my voice
My body, my choice

Should a random night steal my future’s promise?
I trust my reasons, searched my soul
The balance of my life will show
I trust myself to know

Hear my voice
My body, my choice
Daughter, sister, neighbor, friend
Our stories never end
Hear our voices again and again
Hear our voices again and again
Hear our voices again and again
Hear our voices again and again
Hear our voices again and again
Hear our voices again and again