this week’s song is called “endless skyway” and it borrows from woody guthrie, najat abdul samad, and last friday’s executive order.
the weekly songs project is not necessarily a political one, but for me the benefit of using this form is being able to write songs that are uniquely connected to the present moment. as a small step toward meeting the urgency of this present moment, i'm going to start pairing these songs with organizations whenever it's appropriate. this week, 20% of proceeds will go to the international rescue committee, which provides support to refugees and displaced people. more about their work here.
keep after it,
p.s. the video includes a quote from syrian poet najat abdul samad. read the full interview and a couple of her staggering poems here.