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May 9th, 2011


We Pray For You : YouTube Japan Tribute

by Kevin Hsieh - channel APA



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We Pray For You : YouTube Japan Tribute

The YouTube community got together to help the victims of Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami. Lending their voices to help Japan are 55 YouTubers (some are your favorite Asian American YouTubers) including Sem, Chris Cendana, Stacy Dudero, Buket Kocatas, Bruce and Daniel, AJ Rafael, Troye Sivan, Anhayla, Kevin Lien, Erin Rice, Mishal Moore, Lyne Sullivan, Laura Broad, The Shures, AHMIR, Nick Pitera, Brett McLaughlin, Justin “J Hype” Reinstein, Heidi Jutras, David Choi, Iann Guérin, Jason Chen, Lucas Teague, ILLumeci, Orlando Dixon, Shan Malaika, Anna Moya, Frank Bell, Julie Corrigan, Aaron Caras, Laura Zocca, Renee Thomas, J Rice, Lisa Lavie, Maria Zouroudis, Jon Molina, Jumoke Hill, Laurence Fishman, Jessica Sanchez, Sam Northwood, Amy Colalella, and Juliet Weybret. The project is the brainchild of J Rice. Here’s how he got everyone involved:

I sent out an email on April 1st to a lot of my youtube friends with a very rough mix of this song with only one verse and chorus. I had no idea if anyone would even be interested in singing it with me, but within 24 hours 90% had responded saying they were in. A week later I sent everyone their parts. Luckily I was familiar with each individual voice, so I tried to pick parts that would showcase their vocals and also be the perfect match for mood in the song. 3 weeks later, (50 hours of editing/mixing)… all the parts were in and the video was completed. This project has been an amazing experience and we all hope that a real difference can be made with it.

You can get the song on We Pray For You (Youtubers Edition) - We Pray For You (Youtubers Edition) - Single. Proceeds benefit disaster victims of Japan’s Earthquake/Tsunami and recent tornadoes in the southern United States.

Here’s a few more ways people have supported the cause:
Tsunami Relief: Download to Donate
Songs for Japan
2011 Japan Earthquake people finder
You can also click on the “donate to Japan” button on the toolbar at the footer of channelAPA.com. (Last month, channelAPA.com founder Kevin Hsieh donated his car to the Red Cross to support Japan. Hopefully, you can contribute in your own way.)

We Pray For You : YouTube Japan Tribute

Lyrics to We Pray For You – Japan Tribute
Music by J Rice
Words by J Rice & Brett McLaughlin

Verse 1:
If I could take
it away
the pain that you’re feeling
the nightmare you’re living…today
I wish that I
could make a change
but I’m only one person
I’ll take my share of the burden

pre-chorus:
I don’t have much to give
but hopefully the world, will all join in
and say with me…

chorus:
I pray for you
And If we stop for a moment
Imagine what we can
do
I know together
we’ll help you make it
through
we’ll help you make it through
we pray for you

Verse 2:
while we are safely
asleep
mothers are searching
lost and uncertain
in need

My heart won’t let
me believe
it’s ok doing nothing
when others are suffering

Pre-chorus:
even if we don’t have much to give
hopefully the world, will all join in
and say with me…

(Chorus)

Verse 3:
can’t fix it all
overnight
but we won’t stop trying
until everyone’s hands
unite

The future looks brighter
now
you may be knocked down
but you’ll be stronger somehow

Pre-chorus:
even if we don’t have much to give
hopefully the world, will all join in
and say with me…




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