The Krayolas #ShareTheDream with Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Saldaña brothers in New York, trying to blend in.

Héctor Saldaña, bassist for The Krayolas, is a pissed off man.

"I'm sick and tired of the bigotry and racial divide that has been in the news all summer," he told the Current via email. "The politics of hate has got to stop."

Instead of just rightfully bitching about it, he decided to channel his frustration into creating something positive, so he chose the day of his birthday (August 18) to record "We The People," an anthem against prejudice that echoes the message sent by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

He finished the song while on tour on the East Coast with The Krayolas and recorded it at Joe Treviño's Blue Cat Studios with the help of Louie Bustos and Al Gómez (West Side Horns). This is an early mix of the song, which by the time the "I Have a Dream" speech celebrates its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, August 28, should have a backbeat and percussion added to it.

"I feel we're making a stand with the record and we are asking everyone to take a moment and reflect on what MLK's speech was all about," Saldaña said.

Here's the deal: you get the song for free at SoundCloud or at The Krayolas' website, and all you have to do is share the song with as many people as possible, so on August 28 the MLK/Krayolas cloud of good vibes is so big the spirit of MLK can be felt in the air (hashtag: #ShareTheDream).

"We are asking for anyone that believes in MLK '63 to share the link of the song on Facebook, Twitter, etc.," said Saldaña. "It's a simple message. It's a heartfelt one on my end."

You're not alone, brother.

Here's the lyrics to "We The People":

We the people getting stronger

We the people getting strong

We the people singing louder

We the people sing our song

We the people talking louder

We the people talking loud

We the people standing prouder

We the people standing proud

You don’t like

That ain’t right

You’re on the wrong side of history

You don’t like

That ain’t right

You’re on the wrong side of history

We the people have the power

We the people have the pow!

We the people have the power

We the people have the pow!

You don’t like

That ain’t right

You’re on the wrong side of history

You don’t like it

Go fly a kite

You’re on the wrong side of history

We the people have the power

We the people have the pow!

We the people have the power

We the people have the pow!

You don’t like it

That ain’t right

You’re on the wrong side of history

You don’t like it

Go fly a kite

You’re on the wrong side of history

We the people overcoming

We the people shall overcome

We the people overcoming

We the people shall overcome

We the people freedom riders

We the people free at last

We the people freedom riding

We the people free at last

We the people getting higher

We the people getting high

We the people shining brighter

We the people shining bright

We the people have the numbers

We the people see the light

We the people

We the people

We the people


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