The Belonging Song

This song is the theme, inspiration, and representation of the #WeBelongWR campaign!

Inspired by stories of belonging shared by our community, this song was written by Janice Lee and Alysha Brilla. Performed by the Buddy Choir, the song was produced by Alysha Brilla at Studio Brilla. Video shot and edited by Rebecca Redden.

Our tremendous thanks to Janice, Alysha, Becca, the Buddy Choir, all of the participants in the story gathering, song recording, and video shooting, and to everyone in our community taking action each day to build belonging!

Share this video and song with your friends, family, neighbours, and colleagues, and help spread the message of taking action on belonging!

 

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Lyrics:

(1, 2, 3, 4!)

I lived here so many years and didn’t know a soul,

Neighbours keep their heads down inside their cars alone

Been invited to the table and given a seat,

But when it comes to questions, no one ever asks me

I’ve been here all along,

I want to feel like I belong!

I’ve been here all along,

I want to feel like I belong!

Believe me, I have something to say

Be open when I’m walking your way

Be conscious, not everyone’s the same

Belonging, I want you to stay!

(1, 2, 3, 4-)

Have you met all the folks in your community?

There’s so many people, so many stories

Don’t judge me by the way you see or by the way I look

I’m a human being, no I am not a book!

I’ve been here all along,

I want to feel like I belong!

Believe me, I have something to say

Be open when I’m walking your way

Be conscious, not everyone’s the same

Belonging, I want you to stay!

Belonging is…

Family!

Belonging is…

It’s a group of friends!

Belonging is…

My sister!

Belonging is…

Inclusion for everyone!

Belonging is…

My cousin!

Belonging is…

Donna!

Belonging is…

I appreciate myself!

Belonging is…

Inclusion in society (inclusion in society, inclusion in society)

Belonging is…

Social justice (social justice, social justice)

Belonging is…

Friendship!

Belonging is…

Buddy Choir!

Belonging is…

Dancing with friends!

Belonging is…

Awesome!!!

I want to feel like I belong!

Believe me, I have something to say

Be open when I’m walking your way

Be conscious, not everyone’s the same

Belonging, I want you to stay!

Belonging, I want you to stay!

Belonging, I want you to stay!

Belonging, I want you to stay 🙂

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