In light of the recent news regarding sexual harassment in Hollywood, Allison Crowe’s anthem about speaking out against sexual assault seems an appropriate #tbt pick this week. Allison’s “Scared” was featured on Muruch.com’s RAINN benefit album and was an big inspiration for our RAINN fundraising campaign.
Here’s the 2nd in the trilogy of songs Muruch’s musical mascot Allison Crowe donated to our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. Allison’s anti-rape anthem “Scared” was one of the inspirations for the project. You can hear the song below and get it along with 24 other mp3s by donating $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page.
“This song is about not being afraid to stand up for yourself and what you believe in, to speak out even in the most adverse of circumstance.”
– Allison Crowe
We do not see
So blindly forgotten
The pain unspoken
Why can’t you say what has been done to you
you are not wrong and you should not…
Why do you stand
for silence when you know you’re screaming
anger floats so deeply below the surface
why do you carry this on your shoulders,
you did not create this
and I am not afraid to say
I am not wrong and I am not dirty
I will not wait for karma to take its course
Now I am not afraid and I am not worthless no
I am not wrong
No I am not
I am not ashamed of this
I am taking you on, and
I am not scared of you
The album also features music and poetry by Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, American Gods/Coraline author Neil Gaiman, My Brightest Diamond, Amanda Palmer, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.
Producing duo Vast & Harker‘s new song “Nirbhaya” features vocals by British Indian singer Rita Morar. Inspired by a horrific sexual assault in India and violence against women in general, a portion of the song’s proceeds will be donated to the women’s rights charity Breakthrough. It’s a dark, lovely song on a sadly topical subject which benefits a very worthy cause.