On the Side of Love

On The Side Of Love
By Ellie Grace

I used to have a practice of writing a song, start to finish, every National Coming Out Day. This was my song in 2012, written in the style of old southern gospel. Queering the tradition and inviting everyone to stand on the side of love.

My heart beats just like your heart
Strong and true and slow
And my love sings just like your love
A song you already know

Give me my life to live in peace
Give me this home in my heart
Let me stand by the side of the one I love          
And promise ‘til death do us part            

Descant:      
Give me my life to live in peace
See the love in the home in my heart
Come and stand on the side of love
Let us promise ‘til death do us part

My eyes cry just like your eyes
When love is torn away from me
And my dreams fly just like your dreams
To a time when I will be free

My shoes walk just like your shoes
They step in time to my love
And my voice cries just like your voice
Brave words that rise up above

My heart beats just like your heart
Strong and slow and true
And my love sings just like your love
Sing for me and I’ll sing for you

© Ellie Grace Music, BMI

Ellie Grace

Progressive Roots Music & Electrifying Percussive Dance

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On the Side of Love now available in the store!