Umbrella Revolution Anthem: Brave HK Artists Show Support (Video)

In Hong Kong, artists rely heavily on their connections with the mainland to become successful. It pays to stay quiet on issues that displease the authorities.

However, these artists have chosen to stand on the side of those protesting for democracy. They produced this song and video calling for civil justice, and asking for help from the rest of the world.

The tune, and musical arrangements may be simple, but the message is loud and clear:

 

Raise Your Umbrella

Melody: Pan
Lyrics: Pan/Albert Leung

Sitting peacefully among the crowds
We’re not scared of what will happen next.
But tonight, nothing is more terrifying than
Not speaking our hearts.

Standing on the front line, our courage can’t be dispersed
‘Cos our future can only be bleak if fear gets to us.
But whoever wants to see through this absurdity
Will surely have their eyes opened up by tears. [From tear gas]

Together holding up our umbrellas,
Together holding up each other,
We may feel uneasy, but not alone when together.
Isn’t that right?

Together holding up our umbrellas,
Holding up our hands.
Together we aren’t afraid to fight for what’s ours, are we?
Fierce rainstorms may strike,
But our determination will never fade.
Umbrellas are like flowers,
They neither wither nor disappear.

For the sake of tomorrow, we must remember this night.
You and I must remain calm in the face of hardship.
Whoever misses out on this night
Will likely never get the chance to speak your heart again.

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