Erik Toro

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IF I PRAY I wrote this song from the perspective of those persecuted for their love. It is a reflection of those humiliated, violated, and wrongfully punished by others because of their differences. It is written from the perspective of people such as Mathew Shephard, Mollie Olgin and Kristene Chapa, Johan Pettersson, Michael Boothe, David Kato, Daniel Zamudio, and sadly so many others in the past. This song is a reflection of these people’s last minutes in life. I pray that all people can be loved no matter what nationality, ethnicity, social background, religion, or orientation. Say no to hate crimes!

THE RIGHT This song was a fast process. Fast in the sense that I wrote it just a few hours before performance time. This song was written for a performance in the Swedish Church that was highlighting human rights issues in Russia and Uganda. It reflects the fundamental idea that all people are created equal and deserve the right to be heard and loved. Love is a Human Right!

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