Johnny Schaefer

Johnny Schaefer

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Pop - General | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,082   
Member Since: 2015
   Last Login: 7/21/2019
   Sounds Like: Josh Groban, Michael Buble

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Song Description

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, Luie Ulanday, Tom Madrid, Jr., Sara Shakliyan-Mendes and Johnny Schaefer. Enjoy!

Story Behind the Song

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, Luie Ulanday, Tom Madrid, Jr., Sara Shakliyan-Mendes and Johnny Schaefer. Enjoy!

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Lyrics

It's About Love

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

Song Length
5:39
Genres
Electronic - Dance, Electronic - Dance
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Duet Male/Female
Moods
Exultant, On Cloud Nine

Subject Matter
Civil Rights, Equality

Similar Artists
Erasure, Cher
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Johnny Schaefer
Music Credits Johnny Schaefer
Producer Credits Johnny Schaefer and George Reich
Publisher Credits Johnny Schaefer, Auditory Verve Music, ASCAP
Performance Credits Johnny Schaefer featuring Lisa Ulanday
Label Credits Auditory Verve Music, CD Baby