EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
[Women singing:] (2h)WELCOME. SEEM #ALL-OF-YOU MEN (<) OPEN-HEARTED, (>) OPEN-MINDED. (2h)"WOW". [Men singing:] THANKS-TO-women. MEN, WOMEN TOGETHER FINEwg. TWO-OF-US NOT GROUP-TOGETHER LONG-AGO, AWFUL. [Women singing:] NOW+ TOP-PRIORITY ANALYZE-self SELF MUST. you-SAME-AS-me. REQUIRE TIME STEP-BY-STEP. [Both singing:] NOW WE HAVE BOTH PERSPECTIVES. UNDERSTANDING, WORTH STRUGGLE UP-TO-NOW COOPERATE. BEFORE LEARN (<) ALONE, (>) ALONE. NOW TIME GROUP-TOGETHER (<) NEXT-IN-LIST SUPPORT, (>) SUPPORT. NOW CLEAR WE CAN. [Women singing:] USED-TO-BE lf-HATE-rt, rt-HATE-lf. WHY? TWO-OF-US DIFFERENT. NOW WE UNDERSTAND DIFFERENT MEAN BAD DON'T-MEAN-TO-SAY. TIME FEAR DISSOLVE. [Men singing:] TIME FEAR DISSOLVE. [Women singing:] TIME FEAR DISSOLVE. [Men singing:] TIME FEAR DISSOLVE. [Everyone singing:] TIME FEAR DISSOLVE. FEEL LOVE, PUSH-AWAY NO-NO. FEEL EXPRESS AVOID MUST, NO-NO. GO-AHEAD MARCH STRONG*. GO-AHEAD LIVE*. HOMOGENOUS, NOT~NEED. OUR GROUP IDEA~LIKE HOME. GROUP'big' SING TOGETHER'move in horizontal circle' MEAN SING ALONE NOT~NEED. ||: COME-ON JOIN-us GROUP'big'. SING TOGETHER. alt.YOUR VOICE INDIVIDUAL"each" WE HEAR CAN. :|| ||: SUPPOSE YOU JOIN GROUP'big', HAPPEN? OUR POWER INCREASE. :|| STILL FEEL AFRAID TAKE-A-STAND REBEL? WORRY NONE, JOIN-US GROUP'big', POWER INCREASE WILL. COME-ON JOIN-us. SEPARATE CAN'T. TOGETHER, CAN'T-NOT. ||: TIME ARRIVE COME-OUT SING. (repeat 3 times) :|| COME-ON SING TOGETHER'circle'. ||: GROUP'big' SUPPORT'circle'. GROUP'big' SHARE'circle'. GROUP'big' SUPPORT'circle'. COME-OUT SING, PEACE SPREADwg. COME-OUT SING, LOVE SPREADwg. COME-OUT SING, FREE SPREADwg. COME-OUT SING, JUSTICE SPREADwg.
Notes: This piece starts with some parts sung only by the women and some parts sung only by the men, until the voices join together symbolically. The interpreter should spatialize who is singing to whom by showing which side of the group is signing if one is on stage left and one on stage right or simply spatializing them arbitrarily.
#ALL-OF-YOU - [A], PO up, FO > DS - held at DS then swings away in an arc and ends [L^], PO up, FO > NDS.
OPEN-HEARTED - (2h)[B], POs > signer, FOs touching, cover heart and then swing upon.
OPEN-MINDED - (2h)[B], POs > signer, FOs touching, cover forehead and then swing upon.
(2h)"WOW" - (2h) shake out hands
GROUP-TOGETHER - (2h)[C}, POs ><, FOs away, hands are brought together as if pushing people/things together into a group.
TOP-PRIORITY - DH palm strikes thumb of , PO > DS, FO away.
STEP-BY-STEP - (2h)[B^], FOs > opposite sides, leap frog ov er one another.
PERSPECTIVE - [V] "looks" at both sides of , PO > DS, FO up. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Perspective.
NEXT-IN-LIST - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, both descend with an inward arc.
DON'T-MEAN-TO-SAY - , PO > NDS, FO up, - brought to mouth with pl.
PUSH-AWAY - (2h)[B], POs away, FOs up, push directly away from signer.
NO-NO - a , PO away, FO up, - shaken side to side.
HOMOGENOUS - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle horizontally. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - standard.
IDEA~LIKE - a blending where IDEA has a [Y] instead of an [I] in anticipation of LIKE which - signed smoothly right afterwards.
GROUP'big' - Same sign as GROUP but make the arcs large.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
COME-ON - (2h)[B] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
JOIN-us - Like JOIN but the DH - inserted from the other side of the NDH.
TAKE-A-STAND - Like the sign STAND but it - done emphatically.
CAN'T-NOT - The reversal of the sign CAN'T where the DH moves up and strikes the NDH FT instead of down.
COME-OUT - DH [X] curled around thumb of [C], PO > DS, hops > DS.