Crisis: Songs of Freedom Vol. 1

by Marc E Diaz

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Crisis: Songs of Freedom is more than a compilation of songs, it is a movement. One artist shedding hope and peace through perspective, hoping that a tiny pebble will create a ripple of humans making waves all over the world. Created in turmoil and shaped under pressure, Crisis is filled with diamonds.

This is my most vulnerable work yet. These are my thoughts that I've written down at 3am when I can't sleep. These are the songs that I sing when I find myself and my country in crisis and I don't know what else to do. These are my answers to the social, emotional, and political questions that we all wrestle with: why do bad things happen to good people? What is hope? What do I do when it seems like there is no good option?

2016 has been a rough year for all of us. I hope these songs find you in your brokenness, and mobilize you into action all throughout 2017. Let hope fuel you. Let love drive you. Let peace sustain you. Find your life, even in the midst of Crisis.

*All proceeds from sales of this album go toward charity*

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released December 20, 2016

Marc Evan Diaz- writer. producer. piano. singing.
Ben Marino -Drums (I.Cant.Breathe., Glow)
Patrick Andy- Bass (I.Cant.Breathe., Glow)
Asher Kurtz- Guitar (I.Cant.Breathe., Glow)
Alex Stallings- Bass (Refugee)
Sarah- Violin (Refugee)

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Track Name: Grow
Where are you now?
Now that I need you?
Feels like the world is falling apart.

Tossing and turning,
it's 3 in the morning,
the weight of the world has shattered my heart.

But I know you won't leave me here alone
And I know pain will make me grow

When will you come?
I need to see you
I need to hear your salvation song.

When freedom will ring
and relentlessly sing
that redemptions come to write all our wrongs.

But I know you won't leave me here alone
and I know pain will make me grow.

I'll grow.
Track Name: Control
Standing tall in your high rise
You look down with condescending eyes
The success ladder is standing proud
But it's built for falling down falling down falling down

You say it's simple just start to climb
but we all know how you got up so high
you think that it was easy but it's easy to ignore
When you're born on the top floor the top floor the top floor

But I know who's in control
And I know he's got a hold
And I know He won't let go
He won't let go of me, won't let go of me

Watch me jump
Watch me rise
I defy gravity so watch me fly
Nothing is impossible nothing is too grand
When I'm in my father's hand father's hand father's hand

But I know who's in control
And I know he's got a hold
And I know He won't let go
He won't let go of me
Won't let go of me

I'll overcome I'll overcome
My faith is strong my faith is strong
He'll make it right He'll fix the wrongs
He won't let go of me
Won't let go of me
Track Name: Refugee
On a road
Traveling across the land
Far from home
Far from where I've ever been

I need somewhere to rest
I need somewhere to call my own
Can't go back to where I left
Can't go back to what I called my home

Remember Me

Danger surrounds me on every side
Paranoid, cause death waits by my bed at night
I need somewhere to sleep
I need somewhere to rest in peace
and if I die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to keep

Remember Me
Remember Me
Remember Me
The Refugee
Track Name: I.Cant.Breathe.
Love.
The only thing that matters to me.
The only thing that keeps me going.
My wife and family
Are the only thing that keeps my sanity.

So how?
How did you expect us to survive?
Cause with no job I cannot provide.
And if liberty and life,
Are my basic human rights,
Then somebody tell me why.

I can't breathe.
I can't breathe.

Now.
You say that I've done something I should regret
But you don't see that I'm just trying my best.
So with hands that were meant to protect
You choked me to death
Over a cigarette.

I can't breathe.
I can't breathe.

Don't cry for me,
Fight for me,
Fight for us.

Don't cry for me,
Fight for peace,
Fight for love.
Track Name: Glow
You always dreamed
That life would be with strings and things to ease the pain
and make the heartache easier

You always thought
That night would fall with marvelous lights that shine so bright
to make the darkness sweeter

I just wanna let you know that I see you
I hear you
I feel you

Keep your glow
Don't lose your soul
And when life is hard don't ever let go
Your words are true
Your heart is gold
Tie a knot when you're at the end of your rope
Keep your glow

It's not a play
That actors fake upon a stage and manipulate
so life can go there way

It's a long hard road
With ups and downs and highs and lows and stops and goes
that all take their toll

And I wanna let you know that I see you
I hear you
I feel you

Keep your glow
Don't lose your soul
And when life is hard don't ever let go
Your words are true
Your heart is gold
Tie a knot when you're at the end of your rope
Keep your glow

Oh the nights in a fight but it loses everytime
Keep your shine Keep your shine
If the clouds in the sky stop the sun from shining bright
Don't you cry, you'll be alright

Keep your glow
Don't lose your soul
And when life is hard don't ever let go
Your words are true
Your heart is gold
You're my shining light, a perfect piece of hope
Glow