This Land is Your Land

from by Emily Lacy



I've been singing this song since I was a child, though I discovered new lyrics in the 2000's that had been long discarded by popular memory when I sang it in an elementary school gymnasium in the 1980's in rural Oregon. Bernie's appreciation for it has made me look at it in a different way. I wrote some new lyrics for it to underscore the idea that we are all in this together. Wherever there is injustice, hate, extremism, and poverty we are all vulnerable as a human species together.

Special thanks to John Nixon, Adrian Tenney, and the Barber Shop Recording Studio for their presence in these recordings!


from 5 Songs for Bernie Sanders, released March 15, 2016


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Emily Lacy Los Angeles, California

Emily Lacy is a folk and electronic sound artist generating works in music, film, and other media. Seen at PS1 MOMA, MCA Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hammer Museum, the Walker Art Center, LACMA, and DIY spaces all throughout America. Her new psychedelic band experiment, Gemstone Forest, began in 2018 and features a vibrant cast of unique improvisers and collaborators. ... more

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