June is Pride Month, celebrated each year honour the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan and celebrate LGBTQ+ communities all around the world.
We recently rediscovered the lyrics to the song ‘Hear The Rainbow’. An original song written in 2014 when the Wren team were working on a project with secondary school students in Plymouth. It celebrates being true to your own identity.
We have included the lyrics below, and invite you to create your own tune or arrangement to put these wonderful words to.
You could keep it simple and sing the words making up the tune as you go along. You can include one or more instruments. Go it alone and get a group of you together. You can even move the phrases around. We’ve removed any reference of what is verse, chorus, harmony or any repeats so we invite you to have fun playing with it.
If you choose to write something and perform it anywhere please acknowledge Wren Music and Plymouth Secondary Students for their original lyrics.
We hope you enjoy anything you are doing to celebrate and acknowledge Pride Month this year.
Hear The Rainbow
Written for Sing Plymouth 2014 by Wren Music team, Marilyn Tucker, Sarah Owen, Paul Wilson and Jon Dyer. Working with Plymouth Secondary Students
A clear blue sky a brand new choice
Open your heart and free your voice
So don’t be scared be who you are
Don’t hide cos you’re a shining star
Hear the rainbow let your colours through
Hear the rainbow let yourself be you
Hear the rainbow let your colours free
Hear the rainbow and let me be me
No need to run no need to hide
For human rights are on our side
So hear the stories hear the songs
They’ve waited to be told so long
Let our colours sing the rainbow song
Let our colours show that we belong