Mandisa shines a light on the racially divided state of the USA
In her hit anthem, Bleed The Same, Mandisa shines a light on racial, political and general division happening in the USA and the song is 110% genuine and beautiful. Though it was released in 2017, it is still relevant to what we are experiencing in the country today.
Between the Government shutdown, disagreements between our political parties on border security and the constant division in our nation, it’s sometimes hard to think about unity… But, as Mandisa states in the song, “we’re more beautiful when we come together.”
We all bleed the same / We’re more beautiful when we come together / We all bleed the same / So tell me why, tell me why / We’re divided / Woke up today / Another headline / Another innocent life is taken / In the name of hatred / So hard to take (hey!) / And if we think that it’s all good / Then we’re mistaken / ‘Cause my heart is breaking (tell it, ‘Dis) / Are you left? / Are you right? / Pointing fingers, taking sides / When are we gonna realize? / We all bleed the same / We’re more beautiful when we come together
The Story Behind The Song
How MLK Jr’s words helped inspire ‘Bleed The Same’
Mandisa speaks out
“My heart was broken at the state of our country. I felt like we were all fighting against one another. We just couldn’t get along. I realized we had the answer and that’s in 2 Chronicles 7:15 which says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sins and will heal their land.”
We are never going to find healing for our land by yelling and screaming at one another. We’re not gonna find it by fighting one another. The only way that we can do that is by coming together, by realizing that we may look different on the outside, but we all bleed the same on the inside. Let’s celebrate our differences, but let’s realize that the one thing that unites us and brings us together is the blood of Jesus.”
More about Mandisa
Mandisa is an American Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music recording artist. She was a contestant on the hit American TV show, American Idol, where she started her career and stunned people all over the world with her music and moved hearts everywhere.
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