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Love in the Time of Hate [alternate version]

by Sheri Streeter

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As the rate of hate crimes continues to increase in the U.S. and a political movement towards homogeny and fascism swells, my heart was broken thinking about the prospect of losing those you love most---or yourself becoming a target. This song was written while watching footage from Charlottesville's Unite the Right rally where gatherers screamed racist and queerphobic epithets at counter-protesters. The alt-right rally culminated in a white supremacist driving a car into a crowd of BIPOC and anti-racist activists, injuring dozens and murdering Heather Heyer. The song is also inspired by being confronted with my own privilege in interracial and queer relationships.

May love prevail.


My sweetest love
I don't know how I can keep us
Safe from this world
Safe from their harm

It's dark out there
And the love we have
The light we share
Ain't bright enough

They want to kill you
They want to kill me, too
For love

Our babies' bones
May break from more
Than just sticks and stones
And words that hurt

We'll lay them down
Their tiny bodies
In hallowed ground
And weep wildly

They want to kill you
They want to kill me, too
For love


released August 17, 2018
Sheri Streeter - vocals/guitar
Gabriel Walker - 2nd guitar, keys/synth, tracking/mixing engineer
Jamie Innis at DeadBird Studios - mastering engineer
Fisher Williams - artwork

"Love in the Time of Hate" was written by Sheri Streeter.

Please check out other selected works from the artists who collaborated with me on this record:
Gabriel Walker: fromtheancestors.com
Fisher Williams: www.sfisherwilliams.com


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Post-folk songwriter Sheri Streeter laid claim to their place in the Louisville alt music scene with evocative narratives, forthright lyrics, and revealing vocals.

Photos: Mickie Winters

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