no freedom till we're equal!

so i stayed up late last night watching the vmas! it was great, seriously all the performances were ah-mazing, nysnc! come on, now! that just blew my mind! the whole time i was yelling "omg, i'm dying, i'm dying!" i absolutely loved it! ugh, don't even get me started on miley cyrus, she's just gross and she's been all the talk on the internet, radio and television and i'm really quite annoyed of it already.vmas same love what really moved me was the performance by macklemore and ryan lewis featuring mary lambert singing same love. seriously, the first time i heard this song i immediately became obsessed with it. not just the song itself, but the meaning behind it! i love that they won best video with a social message! i literally cried towards the end when jennifer hudson came out (who, by the way looked phenomenal) and started singing along with mary lambert. it was so raw and emotional, i swear i bursted into tears because of it! same love 2 i hate the fact that we live in a new age and society still hasn't caught up. being gay or straight doesn't define a person and no one should discriminate you just because of your sexual orientation! society wont change unless we speak up! whether you're gay or straight, we're all the same! macklemore's speech after he accepted the award, gah! i loved it and the lyrics to the song--it just really inspires me and i hope it inspires all of y'all to fight for what's right! discriminating someone for their sexual orientation, i believe is the same as discriminating someone because of the color of their skin! we all have our opinions on the matter, and i have definitely gotten into some heated arguments about this, but to each his own. award macklemore, ryan lewis and mary lambert accepting their much deserved award!

"i'll be honest. i really wanted to win the award for best rap video but this moonman here stands for a lot more. i've been writing songs since I was 15 and out of every single song i have ever written to me this is the most important record out of all of them. and to watch this song in the last year spread across the world is a testament to what is happening right here now america on the forefront of equality. gay rights are human rights there is no separation."-macklemore

seriously, one of my favorite songs!

"same love" macklemore (with ryan lewis) (feat. mary lambert)

when I was in the third grade i thought that i was gay, 'cause I could draw, my uncle was, and i kept my room straight. i told my mom, tears rushing down my face she's like "ben you've loved girls since before pre-k, trippin' " yeah, i guess she had a point, didn't she? bunch of stereotypes all in my head. i remember doing the math like, "yeah, i'm good at little league" a preconceived idea of what it all meant for those that liked the same sex had the characteristics the right wing conservatives think it's a decision and you can be cured with some treatment and religion man-made rewiring of a predisposition playing god, aw nah here we go america the brave still fears what we don't know and god loves all his children, is somehow forgotten but we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago i don't know

and i can't change even if i tried even if i wanted to and i can't change even if i tried even if i wanted to my love my love my love she keeps me warm she keeps me warm she keeps me warm she keeps me warm

if i was gay, i would think hip-hop hates me have you read the youtube comments lately? "man, that's gay" gets dropped on the daily we become so numb to what we're saying a culture founded from oppression yet we don't have acceptance for 'em call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board a word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it gay is synonymous with the lesser it's the same hate that's caused wars from religion gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment the same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins it's human rights for everybody, there is no difference! live on and be yourself when i was at church they taught me something else if you preach hate at the service those words aren't anointed that holy water that you soak in has been poisoned when everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen i might not be the same, but that's not important no freedom till we're equal, damn right i support it<

(i don't know)

and i can't change even if i tried even if i wanted to my love my love my love she keeps me warm she keeps me warm she keeps me warm she keeps me warm

we press play, don't press pause progress, march on with the veil over our eyes we turn our back on the cause till the day that my uncles can be united by law when kids are walking 'round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart a world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are and a certificate on paper isn't gonna solve it all but it's a damn good place to start no law is gonna change us we have to change us whatever god you believe in we come from the same one strip away the fear underneath it's all the same love about time that we raised up... sex

and I can't change even if i tried even if i wanted to and i can't change even if i tried even if i wanted to my love my love my love she keeps me warm she keeps me warm she keeps me warm she keeps me warm

love is patient love is kind love is patient love is kind (not crying on sundays) love is patient (not crying on sundays) love is kind (i'm not crying on sundays) love is patient (not crying on sundays) love is kind (i'm not crying on sundays) love is patient (not crying on sundays) love is kind (Ii'm not crying on sundays) love is patient love is kind

watch music video here and here! xo