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 @

7 - Women Say No

© 2007 Pat Humphries & Sandy O, Moving Forward Music BMI

"Pat is one of six sisters. In the culture of her Cherokee ancestors, the women chose the leaders. The women also determined whether or not the Nation would go to war. When the Europeans came to this country—as undocumented workers—they were curious about the systems of governance of the Native peoples they had “discovered.” When the Europeans observed the Iroquios Confederacy on which the US based the Constitution the settlers berated the member nations for the amount of say women had in the decision-making."

Women say no to war
Women have borne the child
Out of our bodies comes
Each new life
We will not stand to see
Our sons and daughters be
Drawn to a flame, not in our name
Women say no

If we survive the wars
We are left holding on
Healing the wounded ones
Mourning the dead
Finding a place to sleep
Water and food to eat
Calming the fears, so many tears
Women say no

Are you waiting? Grieving?
Shaken to your core?
Are you willing? Start now
Put an end to war

Women say yes to love
We know the strength of peace
We have been practicing all our lives
Voices of hope resound, all of the world around
Life is worth more and to the war
Women say no