Not Afraid

by Richard Stuverud

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This song was a direct response to gun violence here in the U.S. and around the world.
In particular, following the Paris attacks at an Eagles of Death metal show in what was an extremely horrifying act of violence, Parisians amassed in the streets of the city holding signs of solidarity which read "Not Afraid".
This is a song of love and hope, rising above the fear.

lyrics

NOT AFRAID

We Are Not Afraid
We Are Not Afraid
We Are Not Afraid
Of Love

You can pick up all your guns and we'll pick up the guitar
You can detonate all your bombs and we'll keep singing songs
It's easy to hide behind your faith when it's covered with your hate
Why wave a flag around fear?

Stop! All this senseless killing
Put Your Guns Down
Stop! All this senseless killing
Put Your Guns Down, Put Your Guns Down
Stop, we've all had enough
Put Your Guns Down

We Are Not Afraid...

If you don't want to be terrorized, then don't participate in it
Don't act like there's no blood (for oil) on your hands
Western leaders unleashing war, fall into another trap
Airstrikes with drones never solved a thing

Stop! All the senseless killing
Put Your Guns Down
Stop! All this senseless killing
Put Your Guns Down, Put Your Guns Down
Please stop, we've all had enough
Put Your Guns Down

We Are Not Afraid
We Are Not Afraid
We Are Not Afraid
Of love

We Are Not Afraid
We Are Not Afraid
We Are Not Afraid
Of
Love


Music/Lyrics by Richard Stuverud
Prabhujee Music Ascap

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released July 15, 2017
Neal Walter-guitars (lead), bass
Richard Stuverud-vocals, guitars, drums, synth
PBA choristers: Alexander Veikos Stuverud, Sivan Fruqui & Calin Furley-backing vocals
Additional backing vocals-Scarlett & Leo Sens

Recorded and mixed at Bird & Egg Studios by Nino Moschella and James Meder
Produced by Nino Mochella & Richard Stuverud
Mastered by Mark Fuller
Executive producer-Jeff Ament
Monkey Wrench Records

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Richard Stuverud Oakland, California

Richard is a musician known for his work in the Seattle music scene as the drummer for The Fastbacks and War Babies, as well as Three Fish, Tres Mts and RNDM with Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament. Richard has been working on solo material with his debut Memories In Kodachrome released in 2020, along with various digital singles in 2021.
His follow up, Hummingbirds is set for release on March 20th, 2022
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