For Today Fight the Silence Music Video

For Today music video from their 2014 fifth studio album Fight the Silence for the records name-sake track, Fight The Silence.

The song and video are meant to raise public awareness of the problem of human trafficking in the world today – singer Mattie Montgomery said about the song – “I watched a video someone sent me called ‘Girls Going Wild in the Red Light District.’ They were like, ‘Ignore the title. Just watch the video.’ In the video there are six girls standing in the window of a brothel in Amsterdam. This song starts playing and these prostitutes all start doing this synchronized dance to this music.  ..Then at the end of it, these girls get done and the windows go black and this screen at the top of the building comes on and says, ‘Every year thousands of girls are promised a dance career in Western Europe,  ..Sadly they many of them end up here.'”  Mattie continued, “I was sobbing, snot coming out of my nose, tears coming down my face. How can we help? Where do we even start? I literally went through the lyrics to this song called Hope, which is ironic. I went through the lyrics that I had written and selected everything and I hit delete. You know what? I want the world to hear about this thing. So I re-wrote them in 45 minutes that morning. Then we recorded it. That’s Fight The Silence.”

All proceeds from the the sale of this song and its parent album have been given to the A21 Campaign, a charity that wages war on global human trafficking by rescuing and helping victims.

Fight the Silence Lyrics

Eye to eye, face to face
Still we don’t see them, we look away
Still they cry, but no one is listening
When will we open our eyes
Open our eyes
This song we sing to silence the suffering
When will we hear their cries …When will we hear their cries
This song we sing to silence the suffering
When will we open our eyes …When will we open our eyes
So let the world listen closely
As I scream to see the freedom they deserve
Let the world listen closely
I say, it’s time to cross the lines of culture
Birth bringing on poverty
They keep us uninformed and distracted
If they can’t fight for themselves, we’ll fight for them
It’s time to fight the silence
Go
Broken, abused, and exploited
For the sick satisfaction of selfish men
Only a coward would try to ignore it
But we can raise our voice and bring it to an end
Fight, fight, fight the silence
Set the captives free
Fight, fight, fight the silence
They’re a slave to a system of apathy
Bought and sold…
They’re right to life has been taken away
Bought and sold…
Bring an end to slavery
Open our eyes
This song we sing to silence the suffering
When will we hear their cries …When will we hear their cries
This song we sing to silence the suffering
When will we open our eyes …When will we open our eyes
This song we sing to silence the suffering
When will we hear their cries …When will we hear their cries
This song we sing to silence the suffering
When will we open our eyes
Their fate is in our hands
Will they be left there to suffer
Will somebody take a stand
Against a system… that’s been designed to deny
It’s victims… their right to life
Let’s set the captives free
When all is said and done, we’ll see justice come
It’s time to fight the silence
Go
The voice of the voiceless
Fight the silence
We are the hope for the hopeless
Fight the silence
Fight, fight, fight the silence
It’s time to ..Fight

For Today - Fight the Silence - Cover

Author: Staff Writer

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