The Pride Anthem
by John Short and Nathan Zalman
As we march upon this street today,
We will stand against all fear,
And begin to claim our promised rights,
That were paid for with our tears.
For this land of freedom we have fought,
In its struggles we have died,
In the hopes that truth would someday reign,
For our rights so long denied.
In the name of love we raise our hands,
Tearing down the chains that bind,
With our lovers and companions dear,
Truth and justice we will find.
We will triumph over fear and hate,
Hearts of love will right all wrong,
Raise your voices, join with us today,
It is love that makes us strong.
In the brightness of the morning light,
You and I will find our way,
With a love that shouts its name aloud,
We are proud and free and gay.
Copyright © 2001 by John Short and Nathan Zalman