It’s Not Enough (for healing)


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IT’S NOT ENOUGH (for Healing)
Written for the murdered and missing indigenous women and girls of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. And now also for the many recovered children found in mass graves at Residential Schools in Canada. Gone but not forgotten. We can, and must, do better. #VOTE

Written by Reid Jamieson & Carolyn Victoria Mill.

Recorded at home in Vancouver and written by the husband and wife songwriting team of Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Victoria Mill. They penned this song together in January of 2013 in Ucluelet BC, home of the Yuu-tluth-aht people. Ucluelet means “people of the safe harbour” in the indigenous Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) language. All vocals and instruments by Reid Jamieson. Produced by Carolyn Victoria Mill. Mixed by Reid Jamieson. Lyric video generously donated by the late Ethan Miller.

#MMIW #MMAW @IdleNoMore #AboriginalBC #reconciliation #ResidentialSchools #protestsong #VOTE #ResidentialSchools

IT’S NOT ENOUGH (for healing)

It’s enough to stay alive,
It’s enough to just get by
It’s enough to close your eyes,
Hide away the pain inside
It’s enough to save your pride,
Cover up your shame and lies

It’s not enough to bring them back,
It’s not enough to hide your tracks
It’s not enough to change a map,
When little babies live in shacks
It’s not enough to paint them black,
It’s not enough for healing
It’s not enough to give it back,
When what you’ve done is stealing

I call on every one of you,
You’re my sister brother too
We’re all under the same moon,
There still something we can do
Make a circle cross this land,
Come together holding hands
I must practice mercy too,
So I’m asking more of you

It’s not enough, It’s not enough,
It’s not enough for healing