Democracy Is Dying — A Song Warning about the Danger to Democracy Now

Gini Graham Scott
2 min readNov 2, 2020


Democracy Is Dying — A Song to Help Save Democracy

Today, the threat to democracy is growing, with voting caught up in threats to voters, mailboxes, laws to restrict counting ballots, and other laws to arrest and jail protesters. These threats inspired Democracy Is Dying, a popular song about the dangers we face as a nation.

The song is now featured on many popular music platforms from Twitch and TikTok to Spotify and Amazon Music. You can listen to it on YouTube at .

Here’s the first verse:

So who will save us?

Who will take a stand?

Otherwise we’re lost,

Freedom’s dying in the land.

So come on people,

It’s time for us to fight.

We’ve got to stand up now

Before we lose that light.

The song is one of a series, which I have been writing about everyday life today and fighting the pandemic. These have been collected into a songbook featuring a dozen of these songs: What Happened to the American Dream. You can learn more about it at

Feel free to share this article and song link with others.

GINI GRAHAM SCOTT, Ph.D., J.D., is a nationally known writer, consultant, speaker, and seminar leader, specializing in business and work relationships, professional and personal development, social trends, and popular culture. She has published 50 books with major publishers. She has worked with dozens of clients on memoirs, self-help, popular business books, and film scripts. Writing samples are at

She is the founder of Changemakers Publishing, featuring books on work, business, psychology, social trends, and self-help. The company has published over 200 print, e-books, and audiobooks. She has received national media exposure for her books, including appearances on Good Morning America, Oprah, and CNN.

Scott is active in a number of community and business groups, including the Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek Chambers of Commerce. She does workshops and seminars on the topics of her books.

She is also the writer and executive producer of 10 films in distribution, release, or production. Her most recent films that have been released include Driver, The New Age of Aging, and Infidelity.

She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco Law School. She has received five MAs at Cal State University, East Bay, most recently in Communication.



Gini Graham Scott

GINI GRAHAM SCOTT, Ph.D., J.D., is a nationally known writer, consultant, speaker, and seminar leader, who has published over 200 books.