Power (live)

by Saffron A

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This song is about our power as people-individually and collectively. These times of quarantine are uncertain for most, and for folks experiencing domestic violence it is beyond terrifying. Before COVID-19, intimate partner violence was on the rise in Canada. Now with enforced isolation, there has been a surge. Women’s Shelters and Sexual Assault Centres have had to endure cuts in funding as the need for their services grows.

Power was recorded live at one of my last concerts before quarantine. 50% of the proceeds from this song will be donated to my local sexual assault centre to to support their work in my community.

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~Power~

I am a star
solar flares, black holes and all
I will die a supernova
I am a star
you'll see me in a constellation
shining brighter than I could
by my own power

I am the moon
waxing and waning
ever changing in the night
I am the moon
shifting the tides but
I am a constant in the sky

I am the sun
I will burn upon the earth
until my time is done
I am the sun
if you stare directly at me
you still won't know my power

I am a star
I am a solar flare
I am the moon
shifting the tides and
I am the sun
I will burn upon the earth
I have power beyond what I've known

I have power beyond what I've known
I have power beyond what I've shown

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released May 1, 2020
Song performed by Saffron A & the audience
Mixed, Mastered and Engineered by Tyrone Harding at Cultivate Music
Lyrics and Music by Saffron Aldred
Recorded Live at Blue Dog Cafe
Cover Art by Magickal Girl Support Group

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Saffron A Toronto, Ontario

Saffron A is a feminist musician based in Brantford Ontario. She accompanies herself on tenor guitar and octave mandolin. Her music sits where emotion and intellect intersect. Saffron A writes poetry driven music with the raw honesty of Janis Ian, the phrasing of Joni Mitchell and the diversity of Mitski.
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