# But we still got terrorists here livin'
# In the USA, the big CIA The Bloods and the Crips, and the KKK
# But if you only have love for your own race
# Then you only leave space to discriminate
# And to discriminate only generates hate
# And when you hate, then you're bound to get irate
# Madness is what you demonstrate
# And that's exactly how anger works and operates
# Man, you gotta have love, this'll set us straight
# Take control of your mind and meditate
# Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all
# People killin', people dyin'
# Children hurt and you hear 'em cryin'
# Can you practice what you preach?
# And would you turn the other cheek?
# Father, father, father, help us
# Send some guidance from above
# These people got me, got me questionin'
# Where is the love?
ERIKA TUMBADO: Hello, my name is Erika Tumbado. This is my sign name. I am Deaf and just graduated from Lufkin High School. Next year I will be attending Tyler Junior College. OK, this was my first time signing a song in ASL. My Deaf Ed teacher, Amanda Dowlearn, and interpreter, Justin Kirk, helped me learn how to use movement, facial expressions and signs to match the song. When I watched the videos, I was drawn to it. It felt amazing to be able to sign with the music. Amanda and Justin taught me how to do that. Sometimes I would make a mistake, so we would go back and practice and then try again. Oh, wow I loved that they taught me that! I really miss working on the song. One of the reasons why I want to learn ASL with music is because of how it makes me feel. I try my best and never give up. I truly loved using ASL with music - sometimes I can’t stop smiling! I don’t know why, but that’s how I feel! Thank you for watching! Bye! Love to all!
JUSTIN KIRK: Hello, my name is Justin Kirk. This is my sign name. I am a student at SFA, soon I will graduate with a degree in Deaf Education. This past spring I had my internship at Lufkin High School. In the future I will be a teacher but I also work with the ASL Music Camp. Around April, the Lufkin students as well as the Deaf Ed teacher, Amanda Dowlearn, all went to Dallas for an event called “Imagine Texas”. That event invited local high schools with Deaf Ed programs to learn about the arts. They had classes about dance, music, and art itself. At that event I met Kelly Kurdi. She told me everything about ASL Music Camp. I was really interested! So, I signed up for the first ASL Music Camp! I loved it so much that I signed up for the second camp. During that camp, they asked me if I wanted to join the team to help out the camp! Oh yeah! The camp has a goal of bringing the Deaf community and music together! This summer we have camps all over and hope to continue to grow! My kids really enjoyed watching the music videos so we decided for the last project to create a music video! This song has a real deep message. Hopefully you watch it because it matches with the violence in the world...
# It just ain't the same, old ways have changed
# New days are strange, is the world insane?
# If love and peace is so strong
# Why are there pieces of love that don't belong
# Nations droppin' bombs
# Chemical gases fillin' lungs of little ones
# With ongoing sufferin' as the youth die young
# So ask yourself, is the lovin' really gone?
# So I can ask myself, really, what is going wrong?
# With this world that we livin' in, people keep on givin' in
# Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
# Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother
# A war is goin' on,