United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America

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Brian Stokes Mitchell - "Make Them Hear You"

Two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the American Pops Orchestra to sing "Make Them Hear You" from Ragtime.

AIRED: December 31, 2020 | 0:02:43
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ANNOUNCER: Please welcome Broadway's leading man and

two-time Tony Award-winner, Brian Stokes Mitchell.

("Make Them Hear You").

♪ MITCHELL: Go out and tell our story. ♪

♪ Let it echo far and wide.

♪ Make them hear you,

♪ make them hear you.

♪ How justice was our battle,

♪ and how justice was denied.

♪ Make them hear you, make them hear you. ♪

♪ And say to those who blame us ♪

♪ for the way we chose to fight. ♪

♪ That sometimes there are battles ♪

♪ that are more than black or white. ♪

♪ And I could not put down my sword ♪

♪ when justice was my right.

♪ Make them hear you.

♪ Go out and tell our story.

♪ To your daughters and your sons. ♪

♪ Make them hear you,

♪ make them hear you.

♪ And tell them,

♪ "In our struggle, we were not the only ones." ♪

♪ Make them hear you,

♪ make them hear you.

♪ Your sword can be a sermon

♪ or the power of the pen.

♪ Teach ev'ery child to raise

♪ his voice and then my brothers, then. ♪

♪ Will justice be demanded by

♪ ten million righteous men.

♪ Make them hear you. ♪

♪ When they hear you.

♪ I'll be near you again.

♪ BACKUP VOCALS: Make them hear you. ♪

♪ Make them hear you. ♪

♪ Make them hear you.

(applause)


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