Songs of self-advocacy and self-determination

If you can dream it, you can do it!

NY SA Song

From the Statue of Liberty
With her torch of freedom
To the Falls of Niagara
We are leading

From sandy shores of Long Island
To those crystal Finger Lakes
We’re speaking up together
For all of our sakes

From the St. Lawrence Seaway
To the Adirondack Peaks
We changing our lives
We’re playing for keeps

We want what you got
The American dream
Our own homes and real work

If you can dream it, you can do it
If you can dream it, you can do it
If you can dream it, you can do it
If you can dream it, you can do it

Throughout our state
In the city and country
We are sharing the spirit
Just like it should be

Like the waters of Hudson
We flow together
Self-Advocacy keeps moving on
We grow together

We’re getting things done
All across this great state
We got a message for everyone
Some of us can’t wait

Friends and neighbors, our dream

No community is full
Unless everyone has a place
A chance to give and receive
With a smile on our face

If you can dream it, you can do it
If you can dream it, you can do it
If you can dream it, you can do it
If you can dream it, you can do it

We’re spreading the news
We’re changing the system
We’re people first
That’s our point of view.

It’s people that count
Our voices do too
Let’s build a new world
A new world or two

From the Statue of Liberty
With her torch of freedom
To the Falls of Niagara
We are leading

Self-advocates of New York
Oh this Empire state
We are creating our lives
With the choices we make

Self-advocates of New York
Oh this Empire state
We creating our lives
With the choices we make

If you can dream it, you can do it
If you can dream it, you can do it
If you can dream it, you can do it
If you can dream it, you can do it

* This song was written by Steve Holmes.  The words are based on a list of song ideas generated by the SA Board of Directors at the December, 2003 Board meeting.

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