URBAN EDGE

Urban Edge is a Community Development Center that does so much more than help individuals and families find affordable housing. This group of caring people are devoted to treating each other and their community with respect. We were honored to help them find their voice and tell this story for their 40th Anniversary. We wrote the music and lyrics for this music video.

DIRECTOR: STEVE KOLANDER

AGENCY: SMALL ARMY STUDIOS
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: STEVE KOLANDER
COPYWRITER: STEVE KOLANDER
ART DIRECTOR: CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRIS TEBO, MAX EXPOSITO
EDITOR: BRIAN CASSIN
PRODUCER: IAN MCFARLAND, MIKE PECCI
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES: MEGAN BIRCH
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: SYLVAIN LUCARELLI

LIFT ME UP
WRITTEN BY STEVE KOLANDER
PRODUCED BY MALIK WILLIAMS

SINGERS & MUSICIANS
REBECCA ZANA | NYLTON ANDRADE | ALYSSA WILLIAMS | JANIELYS RIVERA | MALIK MASON WILLIAMS II | CLAUDIA MONTEIRO | NUNOTTE ZAMA
CURTIS HENDERSON | VANCIL COOPER | NICK CRONIN | CORNELL COLEY | MALIK WILLIAMS

 

VERSE I
40 years ago, mm mm
The clouds rolled in, mm, mm
The rain came down. Mm, mm
On the urban edge of town, mm, mm
They said we’re gonna build a highway, mm, mm
You’ll have to move so say goodbye, mm, mm
They said we’re gonna bus your children
And then the rocks began to fly
And the town stood up, mm, mm
We reached higher than we could, mm, mm
We were taller, it felt good, mm, mm
We saw the light and understood mm, mm
CHORUS
Believe
in each other
Believe
that we are one
Lift me up, So I can see tomorrow
And we’ll stand together when the day is done
VERSE II
Well the highway never came, mm, mm
And we kept our children safe, mm
We found respect and passed it on, mm, mm
To other souls who came our way, mm, mm
On the urban edge of town, mm, mm
We tend the gardens at our feet, mm, mm
We plant the seeds of tomorrow mm, mm
We look after You and me, mm, mm
BRIDGE
When you have choices, you are free, mm, mm
To have a home is to have peace, mm, mm,
To love your neighbor is to be complete
To be complete you have to believe
CHORUS