Johnny Schaefer

Track 12: It's About Love-Celebration Mix

It's About Love-Celebration Mix

Music and lyrics by Johnny Schaefer 

After California’s Prop 8 passed in 2008, stripping basic rights from millions of California citizens, I wrote “It’s About Love”, a marriage equality anthem.  I was privileged to sing the song on the steps of the California Supreme Court the night before the first trial in March of 2009.  The anthem was used in PFLAG presentations around the country.  Now that the Supreme Court overturned DOMA and Californians can enjoy marriage equality, I have recorded this Celebration Mix with my friend Lisa Ulanday, a straight marriage equality ally from my church choir.  The backup vocals were arranged by Dr. Sara Shakliyan-Mendes and sung by Lisa Unlanday, Louie Ulanday, Tom Madrid, Jr., Sara Shakliyan-Mendes and Johnny Schaefer.  Enjoy! 

 

It’s About Love-Celebration Mix

 Hey!  No more hate!

No more Prop 8!

DOMA?  History!

That’s right!  Everybody!

We’re FREE!

 

There is a man who loves a man

And, happily, that man loves him, back

They honor and cherish one another through the years

If that isn’t marriage, well, then nothing is

If that isn’t marriage, well, then nothing is

nothing is

nothing is

nothing is

nothing is

 

There is a woman who loves a woman

And, happily, that woman loves here, too

Together they raise two children, bound by love

If they don't have a family, well then no one does

If they don't have a family, well then no one does

no one does

no one does

no one does

no one does

 

Chorus

It’s more than pride

It’s more than dignity

It’s more than you and I

And changing history

It’s more than laws

It’s more than politics

It’s more than poll results

And winning arguments

It’s about love

It’s about love

It’s about love, love

It’s so much more

So much more

 

So let each church decide for itself

And let each person find happiness

For our freedom depends on the stand we take now

(Take now)

Stand up

Get up

Come on

We’re free!

 

Chorus (repeat)

 

©2008-Johnny Schaefer, Auditory Verve Music, ASCAP

 

 Here is the original video.