Conquer Hate with Love

from by Martin Rivas



Your ignorant factions don’t speak for me
Your knee-jerk reactions don’t speak for me
My anger is real but i’ll rise above
Conquer hate with love

Who abandons their own who turns their back
When they’re running for their lives from the very same attack
My fear is very real but i’ll rise above
Conquer hate with love

Do you agree with what’s convenient to keep you alive?
Do you barricade your heart simply to survive?
Greater is the one who is willing to live by another’s happiness
To sacrifice what bit they may have to give

Here’s to you who teach your babies what it means to be
On the side of hope on the side of empathy
Send them forward with a gentle shove
To conquer hate with love


from The Agreeable Passage of Time, released November 1, 2016
Written by Martin Rivas.
Able assist by Greg Holden.

All noises by Martin Rivas.



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Brooklyn native Martin Rivas has been a stalwart participant and supporter of NYC-based underground music since his days in early-90s critical darlings & CBGB regulars Serious Pilgrim. Martin’s music has always taken the listener on a sonic journey that feels new and familiar; now that fatherhood has introduced him to his greatest passion, his 7th album is certain to take some compelling twists. ... more

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