Revolutions Per Minute

An electrifying soundscape of emma's revolution's characteristically "rousing and soulful" songs of social conscience, in settings from intimate acoustic to full-on funk. Featured contributors include Grammy-winning recording engineer, Charlie Pilzer, Raining Jane percussionist, Mona Tavakoli, and Doane Perry, drummer of the legendary rock band, Jethro Tull. "Y'all put the 'move' in movement" -- Joetta, GA. You can hear full tracks from RPM on our Reverbnation page @

1 - Change

© 2009 Pat Humphries & Sandy O, Moving Forward Music, BMI
Written for White House demonstration, December 12, 2009

"When the centuries old color barrier was finally broken in the “White” House, many of the majority people of color in the District of Columbia (whose lack of statehood is a bitter hold-over from slave era colonialism) hoped to benefit at least from a sense of visibility. Since that election, the DC community and the rest of the country are still hungry for the promise of the Obama campaign, to create real “change we can believe in.”"

I need some change I can believe in
I need some change that I can feel
I won’t give up, I won’t give in
I need some change . . . that’s real

I need some peace, don’t want the killing

I need some power to build my future

I need some hope to keep me going

I need some justice, I’m tired of waiting

I need some hope . . . that’s real
I need some power . . . that’s real
I need some peace . . . that’s real
I need some change . . . . . . . . . that’s real