Welcome to Our War (single)

by Cusi Coyllur

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Watch the music video on YouTube (youtu.be/lRfd_VEoJhY).

Welcome to the war people with invisible illnesses have long fought - sickness. This is an angry response to privileged and ableist remarks made during COVID-19 quarantine about: working from home, cooking all their meals, being extra health cautious, and missing out on events.

Check your privilege, wear a mask, and stay home when you can. It is not the job of the sick or high risk to isolate longer than you. #WelcometoOurWar

lyrics

Verse 1:

Fighting what can’t be seen
Is it you, or is it me?
Is it you, or is it me?

Invisible army
Has us under siege
Has us under siege

Pre-Chorus:

To see if we
Tear each other apart
To see if we
Tear each other apart

To watch our world burn
To watch our world burn

Chorus:

Arm yourself
Not with guns
But by staying home instead
Staying home instead
We don’t know
What is ahead
But please stay at home instead
Stay at home instead

Verse 2:

Invisibly ill
We are the most prepared
We are the most prepared

Been fighting our whole lives
Intruders that can’t be seen
Intruders that can’t be bought

Pre-Chorus 2:

To see if we
Tear ourselves apart
To see if we
Tear ourselves apart

To watch our world burn
To watch our world burn

Chorus 2:

Line 1:

Arm yourself
Not with guns
But by staying home instead
Staying home instead
We don’t know
What is ahead
But please stay at home instead
Stay at home instead

Line 2:

The sickness,
the plague,
attacking able-bodied people
now defined our system as broken,
needing to be fixed
the poor and ill already knew this,
did you listen?

No no, we were asking for too much
No no, we were being beggars
No no, we just need to work harder
or go back to our country
now that your money can’t buy off this intruder

Line 3:

This war isn’t about you
This war is about us
‘Til we think as us
We won’t defeat the enemy

credits

released August 8, 2020
Music, lyrics and produced by Shannen Roberts
Mixed and mastered by Sam Sobo (Instagram: @samsobomusic)
ASCAP Shannen Roberts Music
Copyright 2020 Cusi Coyllur

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Cusi Coyllur Los Angeles, California

Cusi Coyllur, (coo-see coy-your), an Inca princess name, is LA-based musician, mental health and invisible illness advocate, and poet, Shannen Roberts (she/her).

Identifying as a queer, Peruvian-American, she is a singer, pianist, songwriter, and producer who loves to experiment with genres.

Watch her dance music videos on YouTube, "Sick or Something" on IGTV, and buy her poem books and music.
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