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Keep Her Safe

An original song dedicated to the Center by Sherrie Scott


Keep Her Safe – An original song dedicated to the Center

The Center’s Behind the Mask  event featured the debut of Keep Her Safe, an original song by Sherrie Scott.  Sherrie wrote the song specifically for the Center on Domestic Violence and dedicated it to the Center’s work in ending violence against women.

Sherrie Scott and her husband Chip Frye and have been developing a documentary series and advocacy campaign called Ending Violence Against Women Worldwide. While they were filming their present documentary in Uganda last summer, they met with the Uganda Women's Media Association and Mama FM (the only all women radio station in Africa) and agreed to partner with them on this project. This song, "Keep Her Safe," was originally inspired by them along with all the other amazing women and girls they met and worked with in the villages. When Sherrie and Chip heard Barbara Paradiso of the Center on Domestic Violence tell her moving story about one woman’s abuse in Colorado, their work on the song had just begun. That's when they realized there was definitely some synchronicity and approached the Center about writing this song for them.  Sherrie says it was a joy and an honor to create this song, which is dedicated to The Center on Domestic Violence and ending violence again women worldwide.

Sherrie is a professional singer/songwriter, actress and filmmaker.  She is vice-president of Awareness Media, a humanitarian film company producing social change media. Their current documentary is "The Price of Anything; Preventing the Killing of Humanitarian Aid Workers.”

Until November 15, each person  who donates $50 or more to the Center will receive a free CD of the song. Please click here to donate now. 

 

 

KEEP HER SAFE

Words and music by Sherrie Scott

 

If you could see her like that

Maybe you’d understand

She is just one helping hand

Away from a chance

 

If you could see her like that

Maybe then you’d know

She is the horse and the plow

She is the river that flows

 

Chorus:

To shine, like me and you

To shine, and speak her truth

To shine, be all that she is

To shine, and maybe that means

Maybe that means, not being his

 

If you could walk in her shoes

You’d never look away again

You’d ask what can  I do

Now you have a friend

 

I you could look in her eyes

You’d see a little bit of you

A bright light in the dark

Just trying to get through

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Bridge:

She is the walking hope, gotta keep her safe

Don’t let her walk alone, gotta keep her safe

She carries it all, gotta keep her safe

So she can grow tall

So she can grow strong

So she can go on

 

To shine like me and you

To shine and speak her truth

To Shine

 

If you could see her like that

Maybe you’d understand

She’s just one helping hand

Away from a chance

 

Copyright © Sherrie Scott 2010

Awareness Music

 

 

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