Video Premiere: Alicia Keys - We Gotta Pray

Alicia Keys calls for unity, strength and faith in the viral visual for her new piano ballad "We Gotta Pray".

The uplifting song was written by the 33-year-old pregnant songstress, whose second child is due later this month, after being moved by the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York, who both died at the hands of white policemen.

The accompanying video was released following the grand jury's decision in New York not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner. It shows protesters holding up signs that read "Black Lives Matter" surrounded by tear gas and riot police. The clip also features historic pictures from the African-American Civil Rights Movement as well as quotes from iconic civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.

Watch the We Gotta Pray video below in all its glory and check out the lyrics section if you like to learn the words or just want to sing along.

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Lyrics to We Gotta Pray by Alicia Keys

[Intro]
We gotta pray (x2)

[Verse 1]
We gotta pray, pray for the world tonight
We gotta save, somebody save somebody tonight
Fire in the air, what the Hell goin' on?
Sirens everywhere, singin' that street song
Violence everywhere, barely holdin' on

[Refrain]
What the Hell goin' on? Do you know who you are?
Do you know who we are?

[Chorus]
We, we're extraordinary people
Livin' an ordinary life, one extraordinary question
Are we gonna run or fight?
So we gotta pray

[Verse 2]
Pray for the love tonight
End of the day, pray for another try
Smoke is in the sky, what the Hell goin' on?
Bullets gonna fly, hot right from the gun
Tryin' not to cry, barely holdin' on

[Refrain]

[Chorus]

[Outro]
We gotta pray (x4)


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Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
The music video premiere of Alicia Keys' single We Gotta Pray has already been viewed 7,824 times since it was posted on Sunday, December 7, 2014. The video belongs to the music genre of R&B.


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