Monday, September 12, 2016

Take Care of Our Planet - with video. Video replaced on Sept. 12, 2016


Lyrics to a song I wrote. I'm not a great singer, but when I sang it at an open mic, w/o accompaniment, in a restaurant, everybody stopped talking. Only time I've seen that. So people do care.

If people would like to perform this, feel free. I can provide the lead sheet if helpful. The only thing I would want is that if you record it and make money from it, that you provide me with the legal royalties. If you use it, please let me know.

This video is from Eddie Owen Presents open mic at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, GA. on April 19, 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwsA7xvqVuQ




Take Care of Our Planet
copyright 2001 Patricia M. Shannon

Walking in the early sunlight, with the calling birds,
I see the trees against the newborn sky;
listening to the breeze, I hear God's voice
saying "Take care of this planet, don't make it die!"
We must

(chorus)
take care of our planet,
it's the only home we have;
it will give us what we need,
if we treat it respectfully.

He did not make the earth to be just a toy,
or an enemy with which we are at war;
remember that we were just an afterthought,
stewards and not owners are what we are.

Now some say the end is coming,
so we'll need the earth no more;
He said no one will expect it,
might be 10,000 years to go.

(chorus)

He did not mean for us to be parasites,
always taking destruction to new heights,
killing off the species He so carefully planned,
in the interdependent web of life.

Don't depend on some angels,
or a space ship from on high
to save you from your own folly,
if you do, you're sure to die."
So

(chorus)


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