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Below is a list of Songs with and Environmental Theme - something to listen to while you are working on Appropedia:

Contents

Blues

Beach Boys-Dont go near the water Don't go near the water... Don't you think it's sad, What's happened to the water? Our water's goin' bad.

Oceans, rivers, lakes and streams Have all been touched by man. The poison floatin' out to sea Now threatens life on land.

Don't go near the water... Ain't it sad, What's happened to the water? It's going bad.

Don't go near the water; Don't go near the water...

Toothpaste and soap will make our oceans a bubble bath, So let's avoid an ecological aftermath. Beginning with me, Beginning with you...

Don't go near the water To do it any wrong; To be cool with the water Is the message of this song.

Let's all help the water— Right away! Do what we can and ought to— Let's start today.

"Adrian Belew- Only A Dream"

The woman screams at the windy day; Her children play in the acid rain. The water is green and the sky is brown; the cars and buildings, all broken down.

Now what in the world is happening here? Will somebody please explain? Nothing I see makes sense to me— Maybe it's only a dream.

The deer in the forest or the eagle in the sky, They see Man coming and they run to hide. The birds on the shore will no longer fly, they're covered in oil and they're bound to die. "When the North Pole Melts by Captain Sea Level" When the north pole starts to melt, What is gonna happen to his little elves? Will they be too busy swimming to make the toys? And what will Santa do If the North Pole melts too fast? Is this Christmas gonna be his last? What will parents have to tell their girls and boys? James Taylor "Traffic Jam" Now, I used to think that I was cool, Running around on fossil fuel. Until I saw what I was doing— Was driving down the road to ruin.

Global Warming Blues

words & music Lenny Solomon

He loves to go out shopping in his SUV A car that large is rocking, fits him to a tee When he gets behind the wheel, hears that engine whine He doesn’t think of the gasoline he’s burning all the time Will it be now or later, when he gets a clue Global warming’s coming, babe, it’s gunna get you

I make so much money I could buy me a continent Gunna build me a trophy house with every complement A fridge as big a Venus, a stove as big as Mars With all the modern conveniences, you see I’m a star Will it be now or later, when he gets a clue Global warming’s coming, babe, it’s gunna get you

Glaciers are all melting, the Arctic’s turning green Polar bears have seen their lairs go floating down the stream Harp seals have changed color, they’re no long white They’re now bronze complected and extremely uptight Will it be now or later, when we get a clue Global warming’s coming, babe, it’s gunna get you --Teresa Garrison 10:37, 5 September 2007 (PDT)


Country

Jimmy Buffet - Wheather with YOU

--Kerrifes 01:17, 7 September 2007 (PDT) SOng discuss how the weather is everywhere and we can not control it!

Walking around the room singing Stormy weather at 57 Mount Pleasant Street Well its the same room but everything's different You can fight the sleep but not the dream

Things aint cooking in my kitchen Strange affliction wash over me Julius Caesar and the roman empire Couldn't conquer the blue sky

Well There's a small boat made of china It's Goin nowhere on the mantlepiece Do I lie like a loungeroom lizard Or do I sing like a bird released

Everywhere you go You always take the weather with you Everywhere you go

Jimmy Buffet- Volcano

Talks of the effects that nature can have!!! --Kerrifes 01:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Chorus: Now I don't know I don't know I don't know where I'm a gonna go When the volcano blow


Ground she's movin' under me Got ya tidal waves out on the sea Sulphur smoke up in the sky Pretty soon we learn to fly

.... Now my girl quickly said to me Man, you'd better watch your feet That lava comes out soft and hot You better lova me now or lova me not

.... No time to count what I'm worth Hey I just left the planet earth But a' where I go I hope there's rum Not to worry, more soon come ...... But I don't want to land in New York City Don't want to land in Mexico (no no no) Don't want to land in the Three Mile Island Don't want to see my skin aglow (no no no)

Don't want to land in Commanche Sky park Or in Nashville, Tennessee (no no no) Don't want to land in no San Juan airport Or the Yukon Territory (no no no)

Don't want to land in no San Diego Don't want to land in no Buzzard's Bay(no no no) Don't want to land on no ayutollah I got nothin a more to say

Jimmy Buffet - A salty Piece of LAnd

Song just shows to have pride in the land and look to see its beauty! --Kerrifes 01:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT)


I was listening for answers That I could not really hear When the words of a wise old Indian Put a conch shell to my ear

And I took off for the ocean I was searching for the coast Painting pictures of my vision With the words from grandma ghost

Hiding from the dragons Riding for the sea Singing ballads from my childhood “A pirate’s life for me”

Survivors seem to function best When peril is at hand With a song of the ocean Meets a salty piece of land

I was force-fed my religion But I somehow saved my smile Tapped into my instincts As I headed to’ards exile

Cleopatra did not own a barge But a schooner was her home She has centuries of stories And there’s wisdom in her bones

She was on a sacred mission And she told me of a place Where a man can hide forever But never loose his face

So I saddled up my seahorse With a fly-rod in my hand I was not looking for salvation Just a salty piece of land

Somedays Cayo Loco SHIMMERS Like the stars up in the sky And the seabirds they do touch and gos As the world just tangos by

But there are times when she is hidden Beneath the wild and crashing waves And the patron saint of lightening Keeps the sailors from their graves

Some say it is a blinding sword Pointing out into the sea While others say her guiding light Leads to’ards eternity

Still I sit in contemplation And I just don’t understand This mysterious attraction Of this salty piece of land

Still I search the constellations And the tiny grains of sand Where the song of the ocean Meets the salty piece of land


Folk Rock

Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

"Living in Los Angeles, smog chocked L.A., is bad enough but the last straw came when I visited Hawaii for the first time. It was night time when we got there, so I didn't get my first view of the scenery until I got up the next morning. The hotel room was quite high up so in the distance I could see the blue Pacific Ocean. I walked over to the balcony and there was the picture book scenery, palm tree swaying in the breeze and all. Then I looked down and there was this ugly concrete car park in the hotel grounds. I thought "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot" and that's how the song "Big Yellow Taxi" was born."

Politik by Coldplay

Although this song may not seem to have too much to do with energy and the environment, it deals with what is important to you and using your space wisely. It also says to open your eyes to the problems in the world, one of which is the environment. Whenever I hear this song, I think of how we as people take things like the environment for granted.

Look at earth from outer space Everyone must find a place Give me time and give me space Give me real, don't give me fake Give me strength, reserve control Give me heart and give me soul Give me time, give us a kiss Tell me your own politik

Open up your eyes Open up your eyes Open up your eyes Just open up your eyes

Give me one, cause one is best In confusion, confidence Give me piece of mind and trust Don't forget the rest of us

Politik Video on Youtube

--Suzann.pomraning 13:51, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Hagen - Mother Nature

This band originates from Sweden. Their musical style encompassas a mix of heavy metal with bluegrass/folk undertones...The lyrics "she doesn't need us" may refer to the poor environmental practices of mankind and industry.

Mother nature can comfort and lead us Can shelter and feed us But she doesn't need us Mother nature can cheat and mistreat us Destroy and defeat us 'Cause she doesn't need us

Mother nature can shelter and feed us Or kill and defeat us 'Cause she doesn't need us Mother nature doesn't need us Mother nature doesn't heed us Up and down and round and round we spin Like dust in the wind Up and down and round and round we spin Like dust in the wind--Hoffster 17:39, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Dave Matthews Band - Too Much

 Straight in, suck up and go,

Cool it, swallow, swallow Breathe deep, take it all It comes cheap Push it through the doors Because in between the lines I’m gonna pack more lines So I can get in Ooh traffic jam got more cars Than a beach got sand Suck it up, suck it up, suck it up, Fill it up until no more I’m no crazy creep, I’ve got it coming To me because I’m not satisfied The hunger keeps on growing I eat too much I drink too much I want too much Too much

--Krissy Kelly 3:49, 6 September 2007



Antarctica by Joanne Rand

Well there’s a great big hole growing over Antarctica. And there’s a great big hole growing in the heart of America. And it’s growing bigger every day. Pretty soon we’re gonna blow away, When the sky comes tumbling down someday.

Well the trash is collecting in the gutters in the streets of America & the oil is collecting on the birds and the beaches of America. & the sky is filling up with smog, Makes you feel like a dying dog In the gutters in the streets in the heart of America.

Well they’re drilling for oil and they’re drilling for coal, & they’re drilling the army, they’re drilling our souls, & they’re drilling big holes in the skin of the earth. Makes you wonder what this whole fucking scene is worth. I don’t know what to say. It’s getting weirder every day. Makes me want to get down on my knees and pray.......


I choose this song because it talks about the different conditions of the environment.

--JustineMichelle 11:04, 7 September 2007 (PDT)


Fire and Rain by James Taylor

Just yesterday morning, they let me know you were gone. Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you. I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song, I just can't remember who to send it to. I've seen fire and I've seen rain. I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end. I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I'd see you again.

Won't you look down upon me, Jesus, You've got to help me make a stand. You've just got to see me through another day. My body's aching and my time is at hand and I won't make it any other way. Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain. I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end. I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I'd see you again.

Been walking my mind to an easy time, my back turned towards the sun. Lord knows when the cold wind blows it'll turn your head around. Well, there's hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things to come. Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain. I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end. I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I'd see you baby, one more time again, now.

Thought I'd see you one more time again. There's just a few things coming my way this time around, now. Thought I'd see you, thought I'd see you, fire and rain, now.

this is the only song I could think of that actually said anything about the environment! I'm not sure if this is the right genre!

Gabby 14:11, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer

This song is about our current generation and how we cannot change the world unless we get up and do something about it.

Me and all my friends We're all misunderstood They say we stand for nothing and There's no way we ever could Now we see everything that's going wrong With the world and those who lead it We just feel like we don't have the means To rise above and beat it

So we keep waiting Waiting on the world to change We keep on waiting Waiting on the world to change

It's hard to beat the system When we're standing at a distance So we keep waiting Waiting on the world to change

"Waiting on the World to Change" Video

--Suzann.pomraning 13:52, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Funk

Jamiroquai - Emergency on Planet Earth

From the album titled, "Emergency on Planet Earth," 1993. I included this song because it speaks about consciousness of lifestyle.

The kids need education, And the streets are never clean, I've seen, a certain disposition, prevailing in the wind, Sweet change, if anybody's listening? Emergency on planet earth. Is that life that I am witnessing, Or just another wasted birth.

Now, we got emergency Oh, we got emergency on planet Earth Now, we got emergency Oh, we got emergency on planet Earth


Think we're standing for injustice, White gets two and black gets five years, Took me quite a while to suss this, But now I know my head is cleared And a little boy in hungry land, is just a picture in the news, Won't see him in that TV advertising, 'cause it might put you off your food

Now, we got emergency Oh, we got emergency on planet Earth Now, we got emergency Oh, we got emergency on planet Earth --Hoffster 17:05, 4 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmMoTQet_78

Heavy metal

Biotech is Godzilla by Sepultura

Another great song, "Biotech is Godzilla", by "Sepultura", featuring Jello Biafra from Dead Kennedys. This song is to me about technology rapeing nature, with no remorse or concern for the future of the planet. Take however much, by any means necessary, until there is none left, move on and repeat. It also mentions some factual information; such as Cubatao, Brazil, which is one of the most polluted areas in the world and The Rio Summit of 92'; which was a gathering in Rio de Janeiro with The United Nations to help goverments rethink economic development and to better conserve and use precious natural resouces. Great song, should be played at high volume.

Rio Summit 92', Street people kidnapped Hid from view "To save the earth" Our rulers met Some had other Secret plans

No... No... No... No...

Biotech Biotech Biotech Say what?

Strip-mine the Amazon Of cells of life itself Gold rush for genes is on Natives get nothing

Biotech Biotech Biotech Is Godzilla

Mutations cooked in labs Money-mad experiments New food + medicine? New germs + s! Like Cubatao "World's most polluted town" Air melts your face Deformed children all around Bio-technology Ain't what's so bad Like all technology It's in the wrong hands

Cut-throat corporations Don't give a damn When lots of people die From what they've made

Biotech Biotech Biotech Is A.I.D.S.?

Stop!!!

--Dustin 12:13, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Steel Prophet- Environmental Revolt

From the album, "The Goddess Principal," 1995. These lyrics often remind me of overpopulation and the many unsustainable practices that we use.

We the people of this decimated planet called earth For twenty years have reaped only still birth My veins reflecting earth's rivers Filled with poison life they cannot support

People of all races on this planet know economic crash will mean so much woe Corporations in states of denial scream "our system's good pollution is not what it seems" But like all revolution before the throng of justice will break down the door People pleading reform are just the calm before the storm

[Chorus]

Stand up for life of the future Destroy the way that's ruined us Bring environmental killers to trial End their reign with a smile

Inventions coming onto the scene Their effects on health remain to be seen But once profit begins to flow Corporate vultures seize the control

Once jobs and livelihood is on the line They rope you into their clutches like swine Revolutions gone down the drain Work for them you're just a pawn in their game

Then they tell you cut back conserve Our way can live if our rules you observe But you know the whole system's decayed To the corporate god our leaders have prayed

[Chorus]

So you wonder what to do Their elections offer no one to you You arm yourself to destroy them The thought of bloodshed leaves doubt

[Chorus]

They endorse the death penalty but abortion is a crime

Drugs that make you happy are not to be used But it's okay for profit to put poison in our food A system for the futures death our governments the crime--Hoffster 17:18, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Sepultura - Old Earth

We gamble with life fighting tribes after tribes Colors and races misplaced in the spaces We're falling, we're crawling, we're crying, denying Heavy rain shaking ground, no roots will be found Hate from my mother, the limits of mankind We're lying, we're dying, destroying The earth is rotting, the earth is rotting Rot old old earth The earth is growing, it keeps on growing Rot old old earth Believing in gods and spirits that can save us Shout to the skies and disturbing the peace We're rioting, we're shouting, we're killing, denying Involved in our minds but not by our own actions Consume all the wealth, there's no hope for redemption We're burning, we're cutting, destroying Can you feel? Can you feel it leave! The earth is rotting, the earth is rotting Rot old old earth The earth is growing, it keeps on growing Rot old old earth--Hoffster 17:18, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Hip hop

New World Water by Mos Def

This song to me is about the condition of our nations water supply and the worlds. It's by Mos Def entitled, "New World Water", off the albulm "Black on Both Sides". This is only part of the song, but I thought this part had the most to say. Enjoy!

Fluorocarbons and monoxide Push the water table lopside Used to be free now it cost you a fee Cause oil tankers spill they load as they roam cross the sea Man, you gotta cook with it, bathe and clean with it (That's right) When it's hot, summertime you fiend for it (Let em know) You gotta put it in the iron you steamin with (That's right) It's what they dress wounds and treat diseases with (Shout it out) The rich and poor, black and white got need for it (That's right) And everybody in the world can agree with this (Let em know) Consumption promotes health and easiness (That's right) Go too long without it on this earth and you leavin it (Shout it out) Americans wastin it on some leisure shit (Say word?) And other nations be desperately seekin it (Let em know) Bacteria washing up on they beaches (Say word?) Don't drink the water, son they can't wash they feet with it (Let em know) Young babies in perpetual neediness (Say word?) Epidemics hopppin up off the petri dish (Let em know) Control centers try to play it all secretive (Say word?) To avoid public panic and freakiness (Let em know) There are places where TB is common as TV Cause foreign-based companies go and get greedy The type of cats who pollute the whole shore line Have it purified, sell it for a dollar twenty-five Now the world is drinkin it Your moms, wife, and baby girl is drinkin it Up north and down south is drinkin it You should just have to go to your sink for it The cash registers is goin "cha-chink!" for it Fluorocarbons and monoxide Got the fish lookin cockeyed Used to be free now it cost you a fee Cause it's all about gettin that cash (Money)

--Dustin 12:20, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Atmosphere

Another song I have is by "Atmosphere", off the album "Seven's Travels". The song is "Shhh" and to me it's about his love from where he's from and grateful that his city doesn't have all the problems of others; pollution, overpopulation, ext. Here's a clip.

I wanted to make a song about where I'm from You know? Big up my home town, my territory, my state But, I couldn't figure out much to brag about Prince lives here, we got 10,000 lakes But wait, the women are beautiful, to me they are And we're not infested with pretentious movie stars And it hit me, Minnesota is dope If only simply for not what we have but what we don't It's all fair, it ain't out there, it's in there It's in the mirror, behind the breast under the hair Follow the dream doesn't mean leave the love Roam if you must, but come home when you've seen enough I love New York and Cali, but I ain't movin' Too overpopulated saturated with humans And I'm not big on rappers, actors, or models If I had to dip, I'd probably skip to Chicago None of this is to diss no one, nowhere Like damn, I'm from Minnesota, land of the cold air Too many mosquitoes and our fair share of egos But like my man Sabe says, that's where my mommy stays

[Chorus:] So if the people laugh and giggle when you tell em where you live Say shhh, say shhh And if you know this is where you wanna raise your kids Say shhh, say shhh If you're from the Midwest and it doesn't matter where Say shhh, say shhh If you can drink tap water and breathe the air Say shhh, say shhh

Got trees and vegetation in the city I stay The rent's in the mail and I can always find a parking space The women outnumber the men two to one Got parks and zoos and things to do with my son The nightlife ain't all that, but that's okay I don't need to be distracted by the devil every day And the jobs ain't really too hard to find In fact, you could have mine if you knew how to rhyme This is for everyone around the planet That wishes they were from somewhere other than where they standin' Don't take it for granted, instead take a look around Quit complaining and build something on that ground Plant something on that ground, dance and sleep on that ground Get on your hands and knees and watch the ants walk around That ground Make a family, make magic, make a mess Take the stress, feel your motivation and build your nest It sucks that you think where I'm from is wack But as long as that's enough to keep your ass from coming back And with a smile and a hint of sarcasm, he said "I beg your pardon but this is my secret garden"

All right (In the land of ice and snow) Well okay (In the land of ice and snow) Well all right (In the land of ice and snow) Well okay (Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minneapolis)

[Repeat Chorus]

If the playground is clear of stems and syringes Say shhh, say shhh If there's only one store in your town that sells 12-inches Say shhh, say shhh If no one in your crew walks around with a gun Say shhh, say shhh And if you ain't gonna leave cause this is where you're from Say shhh, say shhh

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Is It Love Enough?

Watched/Listened to Franti perform this song at en environmentally focused music festival in Cali. -This is just a small excerpt- Generally, the band spread out music relaying messages of social unification and opposition of the US governments environmental policies...But, like all art, these lyrics are open for for personal interpretation...

"We want freedom of speech But we all talking at the same time We say we want peace but nobody wants to change thier own mind"

"And it goes on and on and on For a thousand year And it goes on and on and on What language are your tears"

"Everybody wants to live the life of kings and queens But nobody wants to stay and plow the fields Everybody wants to tell thier neighbors how to live But nobody wants to listen to how they feel"

"And it goes on and on and on...."..... --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Ozomatli- Coming War

From the album, "Ozomatli." This band has deep Hispanic roots... lyrics have been translated from Spanish to English using a computer program. This band often speaks out about political opposition and international concern for unification and environmental consciousness.

Chorus] We see a coming war We see a coming war Now Can you imagine this world with no oppression? And no need to dabble in greed and transgression The solution for murder and prostitution Never glorify this pollution on television Corrupt an entire nation Explicit images Never freeing Mumia regardless of proven innocence Turning to crime and not using intelligence What makes me wonder sometimes are we in hell or Inches away from confronting the powers that be Saw in seconds what has taken some hours to see Temps is hot enough to melt a bullion More than a million people are ready For rebellion

         is ill

Sun set to the crack of dawn If you're black or blonde Uncle Sam is robbing you blind and putting shackles 'pon The minds of your children for real son Beware this system and go to war with this institution. They see a coming war They see a coming war They expect those of us who peep to not see Medical benefits should be cheap if not free (right?) The richest people are those without morals Cuz once they get inside they tend to keep the door closed Lord knows they killing us quick and clean >From baseheads to people addicted to nicotine Man-made diseases where skin cells corrode To ones where if infected you die from common colds Economical foes they pose the true threat Using your tax dollars to sell and produce death What's left? We got guns and drug trafficking Government will be backing And blaming Latin and African brothers for dirty work done The shit they do not only hurts young But it's provoking revolutionary circum- Stances Slow like molasses This is a message to the masses Never ass kiss [Chorus] Emergency, emergency, evacuate the premises immediately Emergency, emergency Now Open your ear Cause slavery will appear When corporate cutthroats control your career The treats of life are toned and ain't no way the ripple fix Beware the microchip that replaces the triple six Which one? Are you a soldier who fights against fraud Or pawns in this game on this government's chess board? The signs are clearly defined It's merely your mind state Wars coming my people so stay awake --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is-tbZVs5nQ

Earth Song by Michael Jackson

What about sunrise What about rain What about all the things That you said we were to gain... What about killing fields Is there a time What about all the things That you said was yours and mine... Did you ever stop to notice All the blood we've shed before Did you ever stop to notice The crying Earth the weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

What have we done to the world Look what we've done What about all the peace That you pledge your only son... What about flowering fields Is there a time What about all the dreams That you said was yours and mine... Did you ever stop to notice All the children dead from war Did you ever stop to notice The crying Earth the weeping shores

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

I used to dream I used to glance beyond the stars Now I don't know where we are Although I know we've drifted far

Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaah

Hey, what about yesterday (What about us) What about the seas (What about us) The heavens are falling down (What about us) I can't even breathe (What about us) What about apathy (What about us) I need you (What about us) What about nature's worth (ooo, ooo) It's our planet's womb (What about us) What about animals (What about it) We've turned kingdoms to dust (What about us) What about elephants (What about us) Have we lost their trust (What about us) What about crying whales (What about us) We're ravaging the seas (What about us) What about forest trails (ooo, ooo) Burnt despite our pleas (What about us) What about the holy land (What about it) Torn apart by creed (What about us) What about the common man (What about us) Can't we set him free (What about us) What about children dying (What about us) Can't you hear them cry (What about us) Where did we go wrong (ooo, ooo) Someone tell me why (What about us) What about babies (What about it) What about the days (What about us) What about all their joy (What about us) What about the man (What about us) What about the crying man (What about us) What about Abraham (What was us) What about death again (ooo, ooo) Do we give a damn

--Fatima 16:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Ice MC - Look After Nature

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Jazz

Spirit- "Fresh Garbage"

"Look beneath your lid some morning, See those things you didn't quite consume— Your fresh garbage"

Kristen Weschler

Acid Jazz

Indie

Lay Me on the Water by Gavin DeGraw, from the indie album "Gavin Live"

Deals with one of the MAJOR elements of the ENVIRONMENT

Thinking 'bout the water for a sign Waiting for the moment to arise I know that no man could ever fly Just lay me on the water

Colors paint great pictures in my dreams Shining off the rust that I have seen But I don't need to show them to the world Just lay me on the water

If the water is calm I'll just float If it's rough and high I'll pretend that I'm a boat Lay me on the water

Oh candy seems to roll off of my tongue I view all good citizens as one But I don't feel like leading some campaign Just lay me on the water

If the water is calm I'll just float If it's rough and high I'll pretend that I'm a boat Lay me on the water

Oh gentle on the wing Where I want to be Listen to the breeze blow Lay me on the water

If the water is calm I'll just float If it's rough and high I'll pretend that I'm a boat Lay me on the water Lay me on the water Lay me on the water Lay me on the water Lay me on the water


Nature Anthem

this is by far one of the catchiest, most lovable nature songs on planet earth. The Band is called Grandaddy and the song is called Nature Anthem. The lyrics are as follows:

"I wanna walk up the side of the mountain, I wanna walk down the other side of the mountain I wanna swim in the river, and lie in the sun, I wanna try to be nice to everyone"

This refrain is repeated and officially lodged in one's head for the next day or two. Here's the video for an even happier experience! --Kellygreen06 13:54, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

New Age

Progressive Rock

Spirit- Nothing to Hide You have the world at your fingertips; No one can make it better than you. You have the world at your fingertips, But see what you've done To the rain and the sun; So many changes have all just begun To reap... I know you're asleep.... Wake Up!


Rush- The Trees This is a cool song from the band Rush. It could be percieved as meaning many things but in this case it could have an environmental message.

There is unrest in the forest There is trouble with the trees For the maples want more sunlight And the oaks ignore their pleas

The trouble with the maples (and they’re quite convinced they’re right) They say the oaks are just too lofty And they grab up all the light But the oaks can’t help their feelings If they like the way they’re made And they wonder why the maples Can’t be happy in their shade?

There is trouble in the forest And the creatures all have fled As the maples scream `oppression!` And the oaks, just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union And demanded equal rights ’the oaks are just too greedy We will make them give us light’ Now there’s no more oak oppression For they passed a noble law And the trees are all kept equal By hatchet, Axe, And saw ... --Jaran Ellermeyer 13:00, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Bjork- Earth Intruders

Earth Intruders

We are the earth intruders We are the earth intruders Muddy with twigs and branches

Turmoil! Carnage!

Here come the earth intruders We are the paratroopers Stampede of sharpshooters Come straight from voodoo

With our feet thumping With our feet marching Grinding skeptics into the soil

Shower of goodness Coming to end the doubt pouring over Shower of goodness coming to end

We are the earth intruders We are the sharp shooters Flock of parashooters Necessary voodoo

I have guided my bones Through some voltage And loved them still And loved them too

Metallic carnage! Feriocity! Feel the speed!

We are the earth intruders We are the sharp shooters Flock of parashooters Necessary voodoo

There is turmoil out there Carnage! rambling!


What is to do but dig Dig bones out of earth Mudgraves! Timber! Morbid trenches!

Here come the earth intruders Stampede of resistance We are the canoneers Necessary voodoo

And the beast With many heads And arms rolling Steamroller!

We are the earth intruders We are the earth intruders Muddy with twigs and branches

Forgive this tribe!

We are the earth intruders We are the earth intruders Muddy with twigs and branches

We are the earth intruders Muddy with twigs and branches We are the earth intruders

We are the earth intruders Muddy with twigs and branches Marching

We are the earth intruders Muddy with twigs and branches Marching

March March March --Hoffster 11:56, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Prince - Planet Earth

The only thing between us now is the truth we understand If Planet Earth was in the palm of your hand

50 years from now what will they say about us here? Did we care for the water and the fragile atmosphere?

There are only 2 kinds of folk And the difference they make The ones that give And the ones that take

Just like the countless bodies That revolve around the sun Planet Earth must now come into balance with the one, That caused it all to be Then we’ll see His kingdom come, So shall it be written, so shall it be sung

Imagine you could rid the Earth Of anyone you choose Which ones would you need the most And which ones would you lose?

Do we want to judge another Lest we be judged too? Careful now... The next one might be you --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Alternative

'It's about man's harm done to the oceans, lakes, streams, but it's not to late to start cleaning it up! By: The Beach Boys, entitled "Don't go near the Water". --Melinastar22 12:32, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Don't go near the water... Don't you think it's sad, What's happened to the water? Our water's goin' bad.

Oceans, rivers, lakes and streams Have all been touched by man. The poison floatin' out to sea Now threatens life on land.

Don't go near the water... Ain't it sad, What's happened to the water? It's going bad.

Don't go near the water; Don't go near the water...

Toothpaste and soap will make our oceans a bubble bath, So let's avoid an ecological aftermath. Beginning with me, Beginning with you...

Don't go near the water To do it any wrong; To be cool with the water Is the message of this song.

Let's all help the water— Right away! Do what we can and ought to— Let's start today.

U2- Peace on Earth

An exerpt from the song...

Heaven on Earth We need it now I'm sick of all of this Hanging around

Sick of sorrow I'm sick of the pain I'm sick of hearing Again and again That there's gonna be Peace on Earth

Where I grew up There weren't many trees Where there was we'd tear them down And use them on our enemies

They say that what you mock Will surely overtake you And you become a monster So the monster will not break you

And it's already gone too far You said that if you go in hard You won't get hurt This peace on Earth Peace on Earth Peace on Earth Peace on Earth--Hoffster 17:05, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Beck - The New Pollution

Perhaps this song refers to "She" as the earth, or mother nature- and it's/her experience with pollution, and the lack of social change needed to correct such problems.

She's got cigarette on each arm She's got the lilly-white cavity crazes She's go a carborator tied to the moon Pink eyes looking to the food of the ages She's alone in the new pollution She's alone in the new pollution she's got a hand on a wheel of pain She can talk to the mangling strangers She can sleep in a fiery bog Throwing troubles to the dying embers She's alone in the new pollution She's alone in the new pollution She's alone in the new pollution She's alone in the new pollution She's got a paradise caoflauge Like a whip-crack sending me shivers She's a boat through a strip-mine ocean Riding low on the drunken rivers She's alone in the new pollution She's alone in the new pollution--Hoffster 17:05, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Biohazard- World on Fire

Take a good hard look at yourself as the world that you live in you now destroy Don't cry, just ask yourself why you never cared until you started to die World on fire Give me one good reason to respect the laws that you obey Step back and watch it burn as the life you live just slips away Manipulate the ignorant hordes into hating each other and fighing your wars With no respect for the people who died and no assistance for the families that cry World on fire You expect me to believe that you shoot and kill in the name of peace? You fuel the hateful twisted minds of the wretched, cruel, diseased Give me one good reason to respect the lies that you obey, step back and watch it burn as the life you live just slips away Don't let it slip away Fill our minds with conspiracy they create the hate that we believe Pollute our lives with your lies and trechery, show our children who is their enemy While you sit in your oil fields and count all the money that you f**king steel--Hoffster 17:24, 4 September 2007 (PDT)


Linkin Park- What I've done

In this farewell There’s no blood There’s no alibi ‘Cause I’ve drawn regret From the truth Of a thousand lies

So let mercy come And wash away What I’ve done

I'll face myself To cross out what i’ve become Erase myself And let go of what i’ve done

Put to rest What you thought of me While I clean this slate With the hands of uncertainty

For what I’ve done I start again And whatever pain may come Today this ends I’m forgiving what I’ve done!!!

--Fatima 14:25, 5 September 2007 (PDT)

Punk rock

'This song to me is about his love for surfing and the ocean. But the water isn't exactly up to par. By: Sublime entitled "Bad Reef".'--Melinastar22 12:19, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

When you grab a hold of me You tell me that I'll never be set free I'm a parasite, creep and crawl I step into the night. Two pints of booze Tell me are you a badfish too? Are you a badfish too? Ain't got no money to spend I know the night will never end Lord knows I'm weak Won't somebody get me off of this reef

Baby your a big blue whale Grab the reef when all duck diving fails I swim but wish I never learned The water's too polluted with germs I dive deep when it's ten feet overhead Grab the reef underneath my bed Ain't got no quarrels with god Ain't got no time to grow old Lord knows I'm weak Won't somebody get me off of this reef

Ain't got no quarrels with God Ain't got no time to grow old Lord knows I'm weak Won't somebody get me off of this reef

Allister - Suffocation

From the album,"Before the Blackout." 2005.

There's something buried deep between these lines that you will never see It's something that they don't want us to figure out Were suffocating under all the lies and picture perfect smiles The presidents and photographs in magazines And no ones listening

We are the lives that will decide the state of desperation Divided by a sense of doubt We'll fight for you We'll break the rules We'll write this indignation Until it all comes crashing down

There's something wrong when television is the basis for our lives They want us to believe in everything we see It's getting harder now that all the innocence has passed us by Now everybody wants to get something for free And no ones listening

We are the lives that will decide the state of desperation Divided by a sense of doubt We'll fight for you We'll break the rules We'll write this indignation Until it all comes crashing down

And everybody wants the truth But they're too scared to face it They just don't accept what's happening We just sit back and watch the world destroy itself when We all know something's wrong

We are the lives that will decide the state of desperation Divided by a sense of doubt We'll fight for you We'll break the rules We'll write this indignation Until it all comes crashing down Until it all comes crashing down --Hoffster 11:57, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Skinny Puppy- Natures Revenge

weather turning towards a storm broken down road continue on coexistance imitating paradise unlike any seen moist has been dancing crazy overcast ash grey wording constantly pushing pulling pushes away drew back a rusty knife guilt ladle pour it understand i burn inside how to get out of here how do you get out of this natures revenge nature cage craving wonder the worth of it scream at the top of your lungs so many times tried not to wonder--Hoffster 17:11, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Bad Religion - The World Wont Stop Without You

Now that your road has been paved from conception to your grave. Enormous things to do, others' practices to eschew, To be better than you is impossible to do, But the world won't stop without you. No, the world won't stop without you. Your achievements are unsurpassed, you are highly-ordered mass, But you can bet your ass your free energy will dissipate. Two billion years thus far, now mister here you are, An element in a sea of enthalpic organic compounds. The world won't stop without you. The world won't stop without you. You're only as elegant as your actions let you be A piece of chaos related phylogenetically To every living organ system, we're siblings, don't you see? The earth rotates and will revolve without you constantly. Two billion years thus far, now mister here you are, An element in a sea of enthalpic organic compounds. The world won't stop without you. No, the world won't stop without you. I said the world won't stop without you.--Hoffster 17:33, 4 September 2007 (PDT)


Sleeping In by Postal Service

Again last night I had that strange dream Where everything was exactly how it seemed No concerns about the world getting warmer People thought that they were just being rewarded For treating others as they'd like to be treated For obeying stop signs and curing diseases For mailing letters with the address of the sender Now we can swim any day in November --Teresa Garrison 12:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Recycled Air by Postal Service

I watch the patchwork farms Slowly fade into the ocean's arms And from here they can's see me stare The stale taste of recycled air --Teresa Garrison 12:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

We Will Become Silhouettes by Postal Service

I wanted to walk through the empty streets And feel something constant under my feet, But all the news reports recommended that I stay indoors Because the air outside will make Our cells divide at an alarming rate Until our shells simply cannot hold All our insides in, And that's when we'll explode --Teresa Garrison 12:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Rock and Roll

"Clear Blue Skys by Crosby" Clear blue skies—not too much to ask for; They were here before we came; Will they be here when we're gone?

Clean water—not too much to hope for; It's the basis of our lives, And without it we are done.

Well, we can keep our eyes upon the skies And see how the time goes by, Or we can find our fears Among the tears That fall when the meadows cry, cry, cry . . .


Donovan- "Atlantis" The continent of Atlantis was an island Which lay before the great flood In the area we now call the Atlantic Ocean. So great an area of land, that from her western shores Those beautiful sailors journeyed to the South And the North Americas with ease In their ships with painted sails. To the east, Africa was a neighbor, Across a short strait of sea miles.

The great Egyptian age is but a remnant Of the Atlantian culture. The antediluvian kings colonized the world; All the Gods who play in the mythological dramas In all legends from all lands were from fair Atlantis.


Jack Johnson- the three r's (Reduce, reuse, recycle..."

Dyniss -All the People All the people I see in the world, They're growing like pearls . . . All the people I see in the world Are paying for playing their parts in this world; But ask them to leave, Would you believe That they would ask you for more . . .

Kansas- Death of Mother Nature Suites"


Every day she gets a little weaker; The beauty she once knew has come and gone; We've murdered all her sons and all her daughters; The blood is on your hands, the time has come . . . And now she's gonna die!

We've strangled all her trees and starved her creatures; There's poison in the sea and in the air; But worst of all, we've learned to live without her; We've lost the very meaning of our lives . . . And now she's gonna die!

Once she ruled the earth with love and wisdom; But we were much too smart to live her way; With greed and lust we tried to rise above her; The ignorance of man will reach an end . . . 'Cause now we're gonna die!


"Joni Mitchell- Big Yellow Taxi" They paved paradise And put up a parking lot, With a pink hotel, a boutique And a swinging hot spot. Don't it always seem to go, That you don't know what you've got Till it's gone— They paved paradise And put up a parking lot!

They took all the trees, Put 'em in a tree museum; And they charged the people A dollar and a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go, That you don't know what you've got Till it's gone— They paved paradise And put up a parking lot!

Hey farmer, farmer, Put away the DDT now; Give me spots on my apples, But leave me the birds and the bees— Please! Don't it always seem to go, That you don't know what you've got Till it's gone— They paved paradise And put up a parking lot! "The Moody Blues- How Is it" Men's mighty mine-machines digging in the ground, Stealing rare minerals where they can be found. Concrete caves with iron doors, bury it again, While a starving, frightened world fills the sea with grain.


The Pretendars “My City was Gone” I went back to Ohio, But my pretty countryside Had been paved down the middle By a government that had no pride. The farms of Ohio Had been replaced by shopping malls, And Muzak filled the air From Seneca to Cuyahoga Falls. Said, a, o, oh way to go, Ohio...


Plan it earth by Richard Sinclair Another year, Another lap around the sun for planet earth. To keep this rock on spinning, Never ending, just beginnings. For future generations' children, Let's plan it—Earth.

Common sense and understanding Should be found by everyone. We should be planting trees And helping 'third world nations' from their knees, Little children, free and well-fed . . . Let's plan it—Earth.

I sit at traffic lights and turn my engine off; Unleaded fuel, Recycling should be the rule. Help all those threatened, endangered creatures to survive; Air, land and sea Should remain poison-free. Long may green reign.

If you plan to land Feet first, upright, with your script complete, Remember, too much alcohol And self-indulgent, 'mind-expanding' practises Just won't be useful . . . Let's plan it—Earth; Plan it Earth . . . Plan it Earth . . .



Warakurna by Midnight Oil This group performs songs of overuse of resources, pollution and other social distressers.

Diesel and dust is what we breathe; This land don't change and we don't leave. Some people live, some never die; This land don't change this land must lie. Some people leave, always return; This land must change or land must burn.


Earth and Sun and Moon by Midnight Oil In the morning we will wake up and take to the air, Look back at the planet—I'm glued to my chair; Southern half is burning as we climb through the sky; Sea birds softly falling, smoke way up high.

There's the contours of the mountains, the deserts and plains, And a hurricane is blowing, and it turns once again. Now there's oil spills in the water where Columbus once sailed, And there's history And mystery And it's rolling away . . .

I wish you could see this great mystery— Earth and sun and moon,

   Human tribe, thin blue line;

Earth and sun and moon,

   Will survive.

Sediment is flowing from river to sea; Now where are the mighty nations, no lines to be seen; An axe upon the broken ground, the sigh of the trees; And it's floating in the ether, it brings me to my knees.

Too messed up to care; Anyone got a wing and a prayer? In the blink of an eye— Thank you and goodnight.

Earth and sun and moon,

   Human tribe, one thin blue line;

Earth and sun and moon,

   We will survive.


The Yard birds- Shapes of things" Now the trees are almost green, But will they still be seen When time and tide have been? Fall into your passing hands; Please don't destroy these lands; Don't make them desert sands.


The Turtles- "Earth Anthem"

We are but an island in an ocean; This is our home, third from the sun. Let it be evergreen. To keep it ever green, I would lay my life down. God, keep it evergreen.


Crosby, Stills, Nash and Ypoung - Clear Blue Skies

'This song to me represents the artists feelings about how the water was before man came and corupted it. Will it be as good as before we came? By: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, entitled, "Clear Blue Skies".--Melinastar22 12:51, 7 September 2007 (PDT) ' Clear blue skies—not too much to ask for; They were here before we came; Will they be here when we're gone?

Clean water—not too much to hope for; It's the basis of our lives, And without it we are done.

Well, we can keep our eyes upon the skies And see how the time goes by, Or we can find our fears Among the tears That fall when the meadows cry, cry, cry . . .

Clear ideas—much too much to think of; We need all the help we can get, (And I know) we need all the time that we've got; (And I know) we need all the love we can give . . . It will be here when we're gone (clear blue skies) It will be here when we're gone Clear blue skies . . .

Lynyrd Skynyrd- All I Can Do Is Write About It

--Moknefski 14:30, 7 September 2007 (PDT) This song is about the "progress of the world with regard to deforestation. And it conveys the feeling of not being able to do anything about it. "Did you ever stop to think about, well, the air your breathin' Well you better listen to my song And Lord I can't make any changes All I can do is write 'em in a song I can see the concrete slowly creepin'"

John Denver- Eagle and the Hawk

--Kerrifes 09:29, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Gives you a general view of how amazing nature is creating on to take a look and want to preserve what we have!!!

am the eagle, I live in high country 

In rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky I am the hawk and there's blood on my feathers But time is still turning they soon will be dry And all those who see me and all who believe in me Share in the freedom I feel when I fly Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain tops Sail o'er the canyons and up to the stars And reach for the heavens and hope for the future And all that we can be, not just what we are

John Denver - Rocky Mountain High

--Kerrifes 09:36, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Song deals with the issue of expandingh has and how people ruin the beautiful lands. And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high, I've seen it raining fire in the sky. You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply. Rocky Mountain high, Colorado. Rocky Mountain high.

Now his life is full of wonder, but his heart still knows some fear, of a simple thing he can not comprehend. Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more, more people, more scars upon the land.

The Guess Who - American Woman Album - New mother Nature


Song discuss how mother nature will take over.

Cause it's the new mother natuer takin over It's the new splendid Lady come to call It's the new mother nature taking over She's gettin' us all She's gettin' us all

Jocko siad "no," when i cam back last time It's looking like I lost a friend

no use callin' 'cause the sky is fallin'....


Steppenwolf - Don't Step on the Grass Same

SOng can be found on the LIVE album. --Kerrifes 09:20, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Deals with the effects we are having on our nation. Starin' at the boob tube, turnin' on the big knob Tryin' to find some life in the waste land Fin'ly found a program, gonna deal with Mary Jane Ready for a trip into hate land Obnoxious Joe comes on the screen Along with his guest self-righteous Sam And one more guy who doesn't count His hair and clothes are too far out

While pushin' back his glasses Sam is sayin' casually "I was elected by the masses" And with that in mind he starts to unwind A vicious attack on the finest of grasses

Genesis - Land of Confussion

Song has to with the effects of our actions on the world!


must've dreamed a thousand dreams

Been haunted by a million screams But i can hear the marching feet They're moving into the street.

Now did you read the news today They say the danger's gone away But i can see the fire's still alight There burning into the night.

There's too many men Too many people Making too many problems And not much love to go round Can't you see This is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given Use them and let's start trying To make it a place worth living in.

Ooh superman where are you now When everything's gone wrong somehow The men of steel, the men of power Are losing control by the hour.

This is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given Use them and let's start trying To make it a place worth living in.



This is the world we live in And these are the names we're given Stand up and let's start showing Just where our lives are going to.

Bush- Float

Song has to deal mainly with break up but mentions how its a beautiful world/nuclear field and rain. Then it mentions how we want to change the world. Bush doesn't directly sing about the environment but is willing to mention the effects of our environmental situations.


It's a beautiful world but everyone's insane Either you swim or either you fade It's a revolution time we're sleeping at the wheel Apocalypse child in a nuclear field We want to change the world but not what holds us back I want to be for you what I've never had And all of this time I was just trying to reach you Through the rain traffic As you oat into space Your white eyes hide your face As you float in between - I am with you If you leave Fragile to the waves - vicissitudes of days When I am with you I feel a little brave

The madness and the wars the circles that we run Confusion we import look what we have become And all of this time I was just trying to reach you Through the rain traffic As you float into space Your white eyes hide your face As you float in between - I die with you If you leave - I die with you I die with you


The Beatles- Piggies

Kerrifes 23:34, 4 September 2007 (PDT) SOng is on the WHITE ALBUM Song can be found on the album in my basement and most likely on line!

Have you seen the little piggies Crawling in the dirt? And for all the little piggies Life is getting worse, Always having dirt To play around in.

Have you seen the bigger piggies In their starched white shirts? You will find the bigger piggies Stirring up the dirt, Always have clean shirts To play around in.

In their sties, with all their backing, They don't care what goes on around. In their eyes, there's something lacking; What they need's a damn good w  !

Everywhere there's lots of piggies, Living piggy lives. You can see them out for dinner With their piggy wives, Clutching forks and knives To eat their bacon.




Beach Boys- Don't Go Near the Water

Don't go near the water... Don't you think it's sad, What's happened to the water? Our water's goin' bad.

Oceans, rivers, lakes and streams Have all been touched by man. The poison floatin' out to sea Now threatens life on land.

Don't go near the water... Ain't it sad, What's happened to the water? It's going bad.

Don't go near the water; Don't go near the water...

Toothpaste and soap will make our oceans a bubble bath, So let's avoid an ecological aftermath. Beginning with me, Beginning with you...

Don't go near the water To do it any wrong; To be cool with the water Is the message of this song.

Let's all help the water— Right away! Do what we can and ought to— Let's start today. It seems we're putting a lot of stuff in the water nowadays and after hearing this song it really puts a message out there and says we should do something now and fast. If you think about it, the Beach Boys have been known for so long and way back then they were singing about environmental issues. --Pmthomas99 07:10, 5 September 2007 (PDT)

Jethro Tull- Wond'ring Again

From the album,"Living in the Past." Lifestyle repercussions?....

There's the stillness of death on a deathly unliving sea, and the motor car magical world long since ceased to be, when the Eve-bitten apple returned to destroy the tree.

Incestuous ancestry's charabanc ride, spawning new millions throws the world on its side. Supporting their far-flung illusion, the national curse, and those with no sandwiches please get off the bus.

The excrement bubbles, the century's slime decays and the brainwashing government lackeys would have us say it's under control and we'll soon be on our way to a grand year for babies and quiz panel games of the hot hungry millions you'll be sure to remain.

The natural resources are dwindling and no one grows old, and those with no homes to go to, please dig yourself holes.

We wandered through quiet lands, felt the first breath of snow. Searched for the last pigeon, slate grey I've been told. Stumbled on a daffodil which she crushed in the rush, heard it sigh, and left it to die. At once felt remorse and were touched by the loss of our own, held its poor broken head in her hands, dropped soft tears in the snow, and it's only the taking that makes you what you are.

Wond'ring aloud will a son one day be born to share in our infancy in the child's path we've worn. In the aging seclusion of this earth that our birth did surprise we'll open his eyes. --Hoffster 11:58, 4 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8fzjqe4EmQ


Moody Blues- How Is It?(We are here)

From the album "A Question of Balance." Check out the lyrics...'nuff said.

How is it we are here, on this path we walk, In this world of pointless fear, filled with empty talk, Descending from the apes as scientist-priests all think, Will they save us in the end, we're trembling on the brink.

Men's mighty mine-machines digging in the ground, Stealing rare minerals where they can be found. Concrete caves with iron doors, bury it again, While a starving frightened world fills the sea with grain.

Her love is like a fire burning inside, Her love is so much higher it can't be denied, She sends us her glory, it's always been there, Her love's all around us, it's there for you and me to share.

Men's mighty mine-machines digging in the ground, Stealing rare minerals where they can be found. Concrete caves with iron doors, bury it again, While a starving frightened world fills the sea with grain.

How is it we are here How is it we are here How is it we are here --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Yes -Don't Kill the Whale

From YES's 1978 album, "Tormato."

You're first I'm last You're thirst I'm asked to justify Killing our last heaven beast Don't hunt the whale

In beauty Vision Do we Offer much If we reason with destiny, gonna lose our touch Don't kill the whale

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Rejoice They sing They worship their own space In a moment of love, they will die for their grace Don't kill the whale

If time will allow We will judge all who came In the wake of our new age to stand for the frail Don't kill the whale --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9ujAqoRXjI

Van Halen - Right Now

From the album, "Best of Both Worlds."

Don't wanna wait 'til tomorrow Why put it off another day? One by one, little problems Build up, and stand in our way. Oh

One step ahead, one step behind it Now ya gotta run to get even Make future plans I'll dream about yesterday, hey! Come on turn, turn this thing around

(Right now) Hey! It's your tomorrow (Right now) Come on, it's everything (Right now) Catch your magic moment Do it right here and now It means everything --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Rush- Trees

This song tells a story of timber harvesting and the stuggle of a forest....

There is unrest in the forest, There is trouble with the trees, For the maples want more sunlight And the oaks ignore their pleas.

The trouble with the maples, (And they're quite convinced they're right) They say the oaks are just too lofty And they grab up all the light. But the oaks can't help their feelings If they like the way they're made. And they wonder why the maples Can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the forest, And the creatures all have fled, As the maples scream "Oppression!" And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union And demanded equal rights. "The oaks are just too greedy; We will make them give us light." Now there's no more oak oppression, For they passed a noble law, And the trees are all kept equal By hatchet, axe, and saw. --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvQ2JF-glvw

Michael Jackson - Earth Song

What about sunrise What about rain What about all the things That you said we were to gain.. . What about killing fields Is there a time What about all the things That you said was yours and mine... Did you ever stop to notice All the blood we've shed before Did you ever stop to notice The crying Earth the weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaah

What have we done to the world Look what we've done What about all the peace That you pledge your only son... What about flowering fields Is there a time What about all the dreams That you said was yours and mine... Did you ever stop to notice All the children dead from war Did you ever stop to notice The crying Earth the weeping shores

Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaah

I used to dream I used to glance beyond the stars Now I don't know where we are Although I know we've drifted far

Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah

Hey, what about yesterday (What about us) What about the seas (What about us) The heavens are falling down (What about us) I can't even breathe (What about us) What about the bleeding Earth (What about us) Can't we feel its wounds (What about us) What about nature's worth (ooo,ooo) It's our planet's womb (What about us) What about animals (What about it) We've turned kingdoms to dust (What about us) What about elephants (What about us) Have we lost their trust (What about us) What about crying whales (What about us) We're ravaging the seas (What about us) What about forest trails (ooo, ooo) Burnt despite our pleas (What about us) What about the holy land (What about it) Torn apart by creed (What about us) What about the common man (What about us) Can't we set him free (What about us) What about children dying (What about us) Can't you hear them cry (What about us) Where did we go wrong (ooo, ooo) Someone tell me why (What about us) What about babies (What about it) What about the days (What about us) What about all their joy (What about us) What about the man (What about us) What about the crying man (What about us) What about Abraham (What was us) What about death again (ooo, ooo) Do we give a damn --Hoffster 13:14, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Rick Wakeman - The Forest

Journey on through ages gone, to the centre of the earth Past rocks of quartz and granite, which gave mother nature birth Burial ground of ancient man, his life no more is seen, A journey through his time unknown, I wonder where he's been Wonder where he's been, wonder where he's been, wonder where he's been The shore now gone behind the hills, a forest in our sight, Rocks and distant mountains, bathed in waves of blinding light Forests from far gone time, no living man has seen, A private prehistoric world, for you and I a dream Brownish hue dicates my eye, no colour hides their fear, Flowers faded, dull and cold, now bleached by atmosphere Creatures twisting under trees, huge monsters soaked with rage Hidden deep below our earth, a frightening, bygone age Their shepherd came, now long extinct, a huge primeval man The three men filled with disbelief, just turned as one and ran. --Hoffster 13:26, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Kansas - Death of Mother Nature

Every day she gets a little weaker The beauty she once knew has come and gone We've murdered all her sons and all her daughters The blood is on your hands, the time has come And now she's gonna die We've strangled all her trees and starved her creatures There's poison in the sea and in the air But worst of all we've learned to live without her We've lost the very meaning of our lives And now she's gonna die Once she ruled the earth with love and wisdom But we were much too smart to live her way With greed and lust we tried to rise above her The ignorance of man will reach an end 'Cause now we're gonna die--Hoffster 13:26, 4 September 2007 (PDT) Listen-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_PBs5kEXBg

Neil Young - Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)

Neil Young is a musical artist that has been speaking of peace, human unification, and environmental consciousness for decades. The music sample listed below is from the album, "Ragged Glory," 1990 - an album in conglomeration w/ Crazy Horse.

Oh, Mother Earth, With your fields of green Once more laid down by the hungry hand How long can you give and not receive And feed this world ruled by greed And feed this world ruled by greed.

Oh, ball of fire In the summer sky Your healing light, your parade of days Are they betrayed by the men of power Who hold this world in their changing hands They hold the world in their changing hands.

Oh, freedom land Can you let this go Down to the streets where the numbers grow Respect Mother Earth and her giving ways Or trade away our children's days Or trade away our children's days.

Respect Mother Earth and her giving ways Or trade away our children's days.--Hoffster 13:26, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIuUKYYrxlQ

Rolling Stones - Salt of the Earth

Say a prayer for his wife and his children Who burn the fires and who still till the earth And when I search a faceless crowd A swirling mass of gray and Black and white They don't look real to me In fact, they look so strange Raise your glass to the hard working people Let's drink to the uncounted heads Let's think of the wavering millions Who need leading but get gamblers instead Spare a thought for the stay-at-home voter Empty eyes gaze at strange beauty shows And a parade of the gray suited grafters A choice of cancer or polio And when I look in the faceless crowd A swirling mass of grays and Black and white They don't look real to me Or don't they look so strange Let's drink to the hard working people Let's think of the lowly of birth Spare a thought for the rag taggy people Let's drink to the salt of the earth Let's drink to the hard working people Let's drink to the salt of the earth Let's drink to the two thousand million Let's think of the humble of birth --Hoffster 13:26, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLsQ2CJQU8U

Melissa Etheridge- I Need To Wake Up

I am including this song because she is talking about waking up and seeing what is going on around her. She says that she is not alone and that things need to be changed.

Have I been sleeping? I’ve been so still Afraid of crumbling Have I been careless? Dismissing all the distant rumblings Take me where I am supposed to be To comprehend the things that I can’t see Cause I need to move I need to wake up I need to change I need to shake up I need to speak out Something’s got to break up I’ve been asleep And I need to wake up Now And as a child I danced like it was 1999 My dreams were wild The promise of this new world Would be mine Now I am throwing off the carelessness of youth To listen to an inconvenient truth That I need to move I need to wake up I need to change I need to shake up I need to speak out Something’s got to break up I’ve been asleep And I need to wake up Now I am not an island I am not alone I am my intentions Trapped here in this flesh and bone Oh I need to move I need to wake up I need to change I need to shake up I need to speak out Something’s got to break up I’ve been asleep And I need to wake up Now I want to change I need to shake up I need to speak out Oh, Something’s got to break up I’ve been asleep And I need to wake up Now

--Krd207 18:01, 6 September 2007 (PDT)

Jimi Hendrix - Earth Blues

From the album, "First Rays of the New Rising Sun."

Earth BluesWell, I see hands and attesting faces Reachin’ up but not quite touching the promised land Well, I taste tears and a whole lot of previous years wasted Saying ’lord please give us a helping hand’ Lord lord lord Lord, there’s got to be some changes Lord lord lord Gonna be a whole lot of re-arranges

Lord lord lord You better hope love is the answer Lord lord lord Yeah, it better come before the summer

Well, everybody can hear the sound of freedom’s beating heart Sirens flashing with earth and rockets stoning You better love me like it’s gonna be the last time And tell the child to bury daddy’s old clothes Love love love Yeah, they’re talking about getting together, yeah Love love love Together for love love love Love love love You better hope love is the answer baby I think you better hope it comes before the summer

Everybody Everybody Everybody Every sister Everybody Every mother Everybody To feel the light Everybody It’s shining bright baby Everybody Everybody, we got to live together, oh Right on baby Feel those earth blues coming at you baby

Don’t let your imagination take you by surprise A queen and me i, one day, visualise My head in the cloud, my feet on the pavement Don’t get too stoned, please remember you’re a man Love love love Lord, there’s got to be some changes Love love love Living together’s gonna be a lot of re-arranges Love love love You better be ready, lord, my lord Love love love Just hope love comes before the summer

Everybody Everybody, Everybody Got to feel the light Everybody You gotta feel the light, baby Everybody, Everybody We gotta live together Everybody Keep it together, Everybody Right on together, Everybody Oh yeah

All standing together for the earrth blues coming at you baby Love love love Right on Feel those earth blues coming at you Yeah yeah Yeah yeah let me hear it Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y2SAyEDSV4 --Hoffster 08:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Jimi Hendrix - 3rd Stone from the Sun

’star fleet to scout ship, please give your position. over’ ’i am in orbit around the third planet from the star called the sun. over’ ’you mean it’s the earth? over.’ Positive. it is know to have some form of intelligent species. over’ ’i think we should take a look.’

Strange beautiful grass of green With your majestic silken seas Your mysterious mountains I wish to see closer May I land my kinky machine

Although your world wonders me With you majestic superior crackling hen Your people I do not understand So to you I wish to put and end And you’ll never hear surf music again --Hoffster 08:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Jimi Hendrix - We Gotta Live Together

We Gotta Live Together"we'd like to say, we'd like you to clap your hands just one more time, and sing along with us."

haaa haaa haaa the old house dog is waggin' his tale nobody loves him he's dirty as hell they put him in home sweet hell everyone now home sweet home home sweet home home sweet home got to be love beside ya home sweet home that's all you gotta have love beside ya home sweet home yeah home sweet home home sweet home home sweet home it's alright home sweet home yeah yeah home sweet home home X4 yeah it's all it's all yeah X3 we got to live together yeah we got to live together yeah we got to live together yeah we got to live together...--Hoffster 08:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic

I'm not the only soul who's accused of hit and run Tire tracks all across your back I can see you had your fun But darlin' can't you see my signals turn from green to red And with you I can see a traffic jam straight up ahead

You're just like crosstown traffic So hard to get through to you Crosstown traffic I don't need to run over you Crosstown traffic All you do is slow me down And I got better things on the other side of town Crosstown Traffic--Hoffster 08:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5TczkLw2H0

Jimi Hendrix - Moon, Turn The Tides...gently Gently Away

Moon, Turn The Tides...gently Gently AwayMoon, Turn The Tides... Gently Gently Away So down and down and down and down And down and down we go Hurry my darling we mustn't be late For the show Neptune champion games to an aqua World is so very dear Right this way smiles a mermaid I can hear and man is full of cheer.

That man is full of cheer I could hear that man is full of cheer Lord thank you Moon, Turn The Tides...gently Gently Away--Hoffster 08:24, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listen - instrumental cover of the song...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo7EddviwEY

Janis Joplin - Summertime

An excerpt....

Summertime, time, time, Child, the living`s easy. Fish are jumping out And the cotton, Lord, Cotton`s high, Lord, so high.

Hush, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, No, no, no, no, don`t you cry. Don`t you cry!

One of these mornings You`re gonna rise, rise up singing, You`re gonna spread your wings, Child, and take, take to the sky, Lord, the sky.

Until that morning Honey, n-n-nothing`s going to harm you now, No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, Don`t you cry, Cry.--Hoffster 08:25, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Heart- Mother Earth Blues

Well- you can have me all the time Or you can never come my way But Mother Earth is waiting for you There's a debt you've got to pay I don't care how rich you are I don't care what you earn You know that when it all comes down You've got to go back to Mother Earth You know you may have a million dollars Or you may drive a cadillac You may have enough money To buy anything, ANYTHING you lack Well- I don't care how rich you are I don't care what you're worth Cuz you know when it all comes down You've got to go back You've got to go back to Mother Earth You know you shook me, Babe You shook me all night loooooooong You know you shook me, Baby You shook me all night loooooooong You shook me so hard, Baby.....--Hoffster 08:23, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

'Listen'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPxxnujK6uM

Elvis Costello - Eisenhower Blues

An excerpt...

Hey everybody I'm a talking to you I ain't telling you jealous It's just the natural truth Oh oh oh I got the Eisenhower Blues Thinking about me and you and what on earth are we gonna do?

My money's gone, the fun is gone The way things look I can't be here long Oh oh oh I got the Eisenhower Blues Thinking about me and you and what on earth are we gonna do?--Hoffster 08:23, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Salsa

Soul

Marvin Gaye- Mercy,Mercy,Me

1971.This song is a clasic. Over three deccades have passed, and we continue to fight the same problems...

Oh, oh, mercy, mercy me Oh, things ain't what they used to be, no, no Where did all the blue skies go? Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east

Oh, mercy, mercy me Oh, things ain't what they used to be, no, no Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas fish full of mercury

Oh, oh, mercy, mercy me Oh, things ain't what they used to be, no, no Radiation underground and in the sky Animals and birds who live near by are dying

Oh, mercy, mercy me Oh, things ain't what they used to be What about this overcrowded land? How much more abuse from man can she stand?

Hoo - oh no - oh my my my --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9BA6fFGMjI

Techno

Reggae

Bob Marley - Concrete Jungle

This song may be found on Marley's widely published "Catch a Fire" album. This song of reminds me of urban sprawl and the environmentally-unfriendly practices of industrial development in economically poor/developing nations.

No sun will shine in my day today The hich yellow moon won't come out to play I said darkness has covered my light And the stage my day into night Where is the love to be found Won't someone tell me Cause life must be somewhere to be found Instead of concrete jungle Where the living is harder

Concrete jungle Man you got to do your best No chains around my feet But I'm not free I know I am bound here in captivity yeh-I've never known the happiness I've never known what sweet caress is Still-I'll be always laughing like a clown Won't somebody help me 'cause I've got to pick myself from off the ground In this ya concrete jungle I said what do you got for me now Concrete jungle ah won't you let me be now --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSg1AxVoG1I

Steele Pulse- A Who Responsible?

From the album, "True Democracy."

And the struggle goes on---

Some say the earth Will keep on turning Dread times are near And I'm not joking I a warning As we continue that same old moaning The chosen race just keep on begging yeh And I wanna know who's responsible? They don't give a damn no

Mother's joy turn to Pain and hollering Weeping for their babes and sucklings Spirits of the innocent wandering Sufferation everlasting But I wanna know who's responsible? They don't give a damn no

Oh Papa dem chest keeps on burning Fist clench tight a grit dem teeth And blood is boiling The price is high yet they keep on paying The little bundles of love They are all missing And I wanna know who's responsible? They don't give a damn no

Brothers and sisters This plight we're facing Get involved problems to solved Yourselves concerning Divided we are so One by one we are falling The front line of the battle is hottest Your duties calling I demand to know who's responsible? They don't give a damn no

Talking down south Atlanta killings Talking down south Deptford bombings Talking down south Azania coming

They'll cut your hearts out And I'm not joking Turn no blind eye brothers be willing Yeh the front line of the battle is hottest Your duties calling --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

Global Warning by Steel Pulse

Global warning Looking for love Stand up and be counted Never let them chop us down Global warning Cause you got to know — oh yes Stand up and be counted Don't ever let them cut us down, hey. The storm of life has come to Wash away my fears In dis ya sacrifice we make a change The preservation of the ancient forest growing Is our common goal to re-arrange What about the wild life Save them from extinction Have a sense of purpose Putting up resistance Destroying earth was not Jah's plan It's the work of man


Global warning Cause we've had enough Stand up and be counted Don't ever let them chop us down Never let them Never let them --Teresa Garrison 10:39, 5 September 2007 (PDT)

Bob Marley - So Much Trouble in the World

So much trouble in the world now [repeat] Bless my eyes this morning JAH sun is on the rise once again The way earthly things are going Anything can happen

You see men sailing on their ego trips Blast off on their spaceships Million miles from reality No care for you, no care for me So much trouble in the world now [repeat] All you've got to do is give a little Give a little, give a little One more time ye-a-h! ye-ah! [ Lyrics accessible from http://www.rare-lyrics.com ]

So you think you have found the solution But it's just another illusion So before you check out your tide Don't leave another cornerstone standing there behind We have got to face the day, ooh we come what may We the street people talking, we the people struggling

Now they are sitting on a time bomb Now I now the time has come What goes up must come down Goes around comes around So much trouble in the world So much trouble in the world So much trouble in the world There is so much trouble, there is so much trouble There is so much trouble There is so much trouble in the world There is so much trouble in the world--Hoffster 17:33, 4 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAFbYTvXXyY

Bluegrass

String Cheese Incident- Black Clouds

Black clouds rollin’ up the valley. Black clouds cover up the sun, Black clouds rollin’ up the valley, How can I be sure that you’re the one?

Rivers rushin’ through the canyons, Rivers rollin’ through the hills, Rivers rushin’ through the canyons, I’ve got a restless heart I can’t keep still....

See this path we’re on coming to a fork now, The forest blocks the light of day On this pathway we must make a choice now, Stay together or go our separate ways.

Thunder clappin’ in the treetops Sparks shoot out in the night, Thunder clappin’ in the treetops It’s hard to say who’s wrong and who is right.

Fire ragin’ in the woodlands, Smoke blows across the fields Fire ragin’ in the woodlands, You don’t really know the way I feel. --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKFoK6pDeUg

Jam Bands

Keller Williams - Thirsty in the Rain

There's an eagle, and he keeps on flying Over the mountains capped in white snow In green valleys lonesome people trying so hard to tell each other what they think they know.

With greedy hands they take each other's money Just to buy back this helpless place In this land of flowing milk and honey, We wander thirsty in the rain Thirsty in the rain

Just like that eagle, now my soul is flying Over the valleys in the crimson morning sky And there don't seem to be no use in struggling so hard And there don't seem to be no reasons why


Krissy Kelly 3:54, 6 September 2007 (PDT)

String Cheese Incident - Joyful Sound

This song is a personal alltime favorite - it spreads messages of personal responsibility, positive actions, and positive thought. Hope you enjoy.


'Take time to give thanks Make time to be given I’m going to stop and think twice About the way that I'm living'


Did I say a kind word Am I proud of my actions You know a job well done Gives me satisfaction


Can I earn your trust Your love and affection Just one step at a time In the right direction


Going to aim for the sky Keep my feet on the ground Raise my voice to the heavens Make a joyful sound


Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Naaaaaaa.... Make a joyful sound


Can I sing for my supper And play for my rent I know it sounds funny But it's how my time's spent


Greet everyday with full purpose With passion and pride I’m going to follow my heart And have nothing to hide


A moment of insight I know why I'm here You know when the time just stops See it all real clear


I’ve got to set an example Make some mischief and fun Do unto others and Play a fat bass run


Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Naaaaaaa.... Make a joyful sound I got to work hard everyday And give it my best Grab hold of fear and negativity And lay them to rest


I know my time here's important Can I do the right thing? Practice patience and forgiveness Feel the joy that they bring


Can I lay down tonight Without feeling regret? I know the love that I give Becomes the love that I get


Well do you hear what I'm saying Making sense to you? Well if you feel it in your heart Then you might want to sing too


Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Naaaaaaa.... Make a joyful sound


I don't want to sound preachy Make you feel all wrong Just want to write some kind lyrics Sing a feel good song


It's kind of hard to explain It is just a feeling I get From making music making love Getting both feet wet


Well every piece to the puzzle Snapped tight to the groove I Close my eyes breathe deeply and Let my feet move


You know I feel a little better Now for speaking my mind Good vibes in circulation and See who they find


Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Naaaaaaa.... Make a joyful sound --Hoffster 05:01, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Vidoe-performed livehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lra2qRwzXYI

String Cheese Incident - Rollover

This band encompasses a multitude of genres, so i listed them as a "Jam Band." To me, this song reflects the natural and unnatural shifts of the earth....

"Imagine standing on a mountain top in Utah Seashells at your feet Ravens rising everywhere Their crying fills the air It’s so hard to believe That ten thousand years ago Could it really be Where you're standing was the sea? She's cried out before rising from her core Now we're looking through that door

Is she going to Rollover? Rolling over you and me Rollover Rolling over could it be? All the cities are going to be Two Thousand feet under the sea Rollover Rolling over you and me

Walking through the city of Jerusalem They said it will be washed clean It's getting pretty dark out there No one doesn't seem to care Looking for my submarine A voyage to the ocean floor To find a city lost in lore So many things left unseen Don't believe We will have the final say Cause she will always find her way She might roll over Rolling over you and me Rollover Rolling over can't you see? can’t you see that we're going to be Two thousand feet under the sea? Rollover Rolling over you and meRollover Rolling over you and me Rollover Rolling over could it be? All these cities are going to be Two thousand feet under the sea Rollover Rolling over you and me Rollover Rolling over you and me Rollover Rolling over can’t you see? Can’t you see that we’re going to be two thousand feet under the sea? Rollover Rolling over you and me..." --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT) Video-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT8SzWI3cUM

String Cheese Incident - Sirens

From the album, "Untying the Not." When performing this song live, String Cheese often projects images onto the curtain at the back of the stage. The images they often choose to represnt this song ware ones of industrial pollution, migratory whales being hunted, polar bear searching for food, global warming...ect....

Sirens are calling for someone there on there way Which house is it gonna be

The wailing and crying comes closer still It's on our street today

A roll of the dice fate comes a knocking And takes one more away

For all of their careful planning Never thought it could end this way

I just want to say I love you And make sure you feel it everyday 'Cause if today had been my last chance It's just something I wanted to say

But this is not my time to go Grace has brought us another day But if tomorrow were to bring my turn What would I have left unsaid? What would I have left undone? What would I have left behind? --Hoffster 12:03, 4 September 2007 (PDT)

String Cheese Incident - 100 Year Flood

This song speak abunt an actual event that occured in the Rockies of Colorado- Cheese's hometown. Unseasonal warming melted the surronding snow-capped mountains and flooded their town... read on....

Chorus: The water�s rising and the rain�s still coming down There�s a river five feet deep running down main street Grab your children and head for higher ground �Cause the dam�s broke loose And the flood�s gonna wash away this town

In the winter of �96 Too much snow, too much rain would mix And when that winter day turned warm many a town will come to harm

And out on Chasebrook Road that night That�s where some people lost their lives One hundred feet wide and fifty feet deep Was a hole where the road used to be Chorus

Come hell or high water Starts meaning a whole lot more From Walton to Schoharie County No one knew how bad it would be

Some got out and walked away There�s other missing to this day Scraps of clothing and paper Float across the water where they once were

Chorus --Hoffster 05:01, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Video-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEwUkU0qIA4

String Cheese Incident- Little Hands

Winding down the dusty trail from Cathedral Butte Walking towards the canyon floor playing Anasasi flutes. Eagles flying overhead beneath the desert sky. Makes me think of how they lived many years gone by.

I wander here from time to time to give my head some space. Leave the noise and confusion. Vanish without a trace. Salt Creek runs through the grass as you hum that canyon tune. Brush against the desert sage just like some sweet perfume

Eight hundred years ago this canyon was their home. Eight hundred years ago they walked through the sand. Eight hundred years ago they painted these little hands.

Yes this is the timeless place that’s seen them come and go. They packed it up way back when and drifted on down the road. The earth, the sun, the moon and the stars. meant so much back then. But the years go by and though you try you can’t bring them back again. --Hoffster 09:02, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Video-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YSQxOxDbHk

String Cheese Incident - Turn This Around

Used to think we'd get to where we've been Now we stand here just rememberin' Times I wake up we knew where we've been Now we sit here rememberin'


ALTERNATE: Used to think we could do anything Now I sit here just remembering Sometimes we thought we knew everything Now I sit here


I don't think you ever thought about how much I really care You just live/or/float though your life with your head up in the air Don't you bother trying to run away It's all bound to catch up with you some day If you think you'll never go it's time to go away


CHORUS


See if we can turn this around, maybe some other way (Turn this around) Take this to a higher ground, maybe some other day (Turn this around) Maybe you're afraid to see, baby you're enough for me (Turn this around) Maybe you're afraid to try, you always sit there asking why


What's the warning all is fair Do you think it might end some day Look around you're not smilin' All I see are just tears a cryin'


CHORUS


BRIDGE


Crawl through the dark to look into the light You can't hide from your shadow so take a look at it right Don't you bother tryin' to run away if you can't stand through the rain You can't find any fun if you can't get through the pain --Hoffster 05:01, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Grateful Dead - Dark Star

Dark star crashes, pouring its light into ashes. Reason tatters, the forces tear loose from the axis. Searchlight casting for faults in the clouds of delusion. Shall we go, you and I while we can Through the transitive nightfall of diamonds?

Mirror shatters in formless reflections of matter. Glass hand dissolving to ice petal flowers revolving. Lady in velvet recedes in the nights of good-bye. Shall we go, you and I while we can Through the transitive nightfall of diamonds?--Hoffster 05:01, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRarrQtViUs

Grateful Dead - Let It Grow

Morning comes, she follows the path to the river shore, Lightly sung, her song is the latch on the mornings door. See the sun sparkle in the reeds, silver beads, pass into the sea.

She comes from a town where they call her the woodcutters daughter, Shes brown as the bank where she kneels down to gather her water, and She bears it away with a love that the river has taught her.

Let it flow, greatly grow, wide and clear.

Round and round, the cut of the plow in the furrowed field, Seasons round, the bushels of corn and the barley meal, Broken ground, open and beckoning to the spring, Black dirt live again! The plowman is broad as the back of the land he is sowing, As he dances the circular track of the plow ever knowing That the work of his day measures more than the planting and growing

Let it grow, let it grow, greatly yield.

What shall we say, shall we call it by a name, As well to count the angels dancing on a pin. Water bright as the sky from which it came, And the name is on the earth that takes it in. We will not speak but stand inside the rain, And listen to the thunder shouting I am! I am! I am! I am.

Nothin more, the love of the women, work of men. Seasons round, creatures great and small, up and down as we rise and fall.--Hoffster 05:01, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm9YCbsLqHw

Grateful Dead - Eyes of the World

Right outside this lazy summer home You aint got time to call your soul a critic no. Right outside the lazy gate of winters summer home, Wondrin where the nut-thatch winters, Wings a mile long just carried the bird away.

Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world, The heart has its beaches, its homeland and thoughts of its own. Wake now, discover that you are the song that the mornin brings, But the heart has its seasons, its evenins and songs of its own.

There comes a redeemer, and he slowly too fades away, And there follows his wagon behind him thats loaded with clay. And the seeds that were silent all burst into bloom, and decay, And night comes so quiet, its close on the heels of the day.

Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world, The heart has its beaches, its homeland and thoughts of its own. Wake now, discover that you are the song that the mornin brings, But the heart has its seasons, its evenins and songs of its own.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own, And sometimes we visit your country and live in your home, Sometimes we ride on your horses, sometimes we walk alone, Sometimes the songs that we hear are just songs of our own.

Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world, The heart has its beaches, its homeland and thoughts of its own. Wake now, discover that you are the song that the mornin brings, But the heart has its seasons, its evenins and songs of its own.--Hoffster 05:01, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLDw_gj5e3g

Grateful Dead - Sunrise

Gazing at the fire, burning by the water Before he speaks the world around us quiets.

With eyes as sharp as arrows and turning to the fire He clears the air and cuts it with a feather.

Many in a circle slowly round the fire When he is gone I want to know him better.

No one is forsaken, no one is a liar, He plants the tree of life on our foreheads with water.

He hums, there are drums, four winds, rising suns, We are singing and playing, I her him saying.

I remember breezes from winds inside your body Keep me high, like I told you, Ill sing to them this story and know why.--Hoffster 05:01, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Phil Lesh - The Eleven

No more time to tell how This is the season of what Now is the time of returning With thought jewels polished and gleaming

Now is the time past believing The child has relinquished the reign Now is the test of the boomerang Tossed in the night of redeeming


Eight sided whispering hallelujah hatrack Seven faced marble eye transitory dream doll six proud walkers on jinglebell rainbow Five men writing in fingers of gold Four men tracking down the great white sperm whale Three girls wait in a foreign dominion Ride in the whale belly Fade away in moonlight Sink beneath the waters to the coral sand below Now is the time of returning--Hoffster 05:01, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paXVlzrmRwI


Grateful Dead - Just a Box of Rain

Look out of any window any morning, any evening, any day Maybe the sun is shining birds are winging or rain is falling from a heavy sky - What do you want me to do, to do for you to see you through? this is all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago Walk out of any doorway feel your way, feel your way like the day before Maybe you'll find direction around some corner where it's been waiting to meet you - What do you want me to do, to watch for you while you're sleeping? Well please don't be surprised when you find me dreaming too

Look into any eyes you find by you, you can see clear through to another day I know it's been seen before through other eyes on other days while going home -- What do you want me to do, to do for you to see you through? It's all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago

Walk into splintered sunlight Inch your way through dead dreams to another land Maybe you're tired and broken Your tongue is twisted with words half spoken and thoughts unclear What do you want me to do to do for you to see you through A box of rain will ease the pain and love will see you through

Just a box of rain - wind and water - Believe it if you need it, if you don't just pass it on Sun and shower - Wind and rain - in and out the window like a moth before a flame

It's just a box of rain I don't know who put it there Believe it if you need it or leave it if you dare But it's just a box of rain or a ribbon for your hair Such a long long time to be gone and a short time to be there --Hoffster 05:05, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83IMmISiUr0

Phish - Lizards

Part of the Phish's thesis project. This may be a stretch, but this song often reminds me of endangered species...ie, the lizards...


He said there was a place where we should go

So he lead me through the forest to the edge of a lagoon by which

We wandered 'til we reached a bubbly spring

The knight grew very quiet as we stood there

Then he lifted up his visor and he turned to me and he began to sing


He said I come from the land of darkness

I said I come from the land of doom

He said I come from the land of Gamehendge

From the land of the big baboon

But I'm never never going back there

And I couldn't if I tried

'Cause I come from the land of Lizards

And the Lizards they have died

And the Lizards they have died

And the Lizards they have died

And the Lizards they have...


He told me that the Lizards were a race of people practically extinct

From doing things smart people don't do

He said that he was once a Lizard too...

His name was Rutherford the Brave and he was on a quest to save


His people from the fate that lay before them.

Their clumsy end was perilously near

The Lizards would be saved, he said, if they could be enlightened

By the writings of the Helping Friendly Book

In all of Prussia only one existed

And Wilson had declared that any person who possessed it was a crook


chorus


The Helping Friendly Book, it seemed, possessed the ancient secrets

Of eternal joy and never-ending splendor

The trick was to surrender to the flow

We walked along beneath the moon

He lead us through the bush 'till soon

We saw before our eyes a raging river

He said that we could swim it if we tried

And saying this the knight dove in forgetting that his suit of arms

Would surely weigh him down and so he sunk

And as his body disappeared before me

I bowed my head in silence and remembered all thoughts that he had thunk--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymWr2r4QYTw

Phish- Dirt

I'd like to live beneath the dirt A tiny space to move and breathe is all that I would ever need I want live beneath the dirt where I am free from push and shove like all those swarming up above beneath your heals I'll spend my time I'll wiggle in the earth and dew and somtimes I will think of you

And if you ever think of me Kneel down and kiss the earth and show me what this thought is worth --Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T81EAJ5vWe4

Phish- Water in the Sky

Reminds me of acid rain sometimes...

Listen as she speaks to you Hear the voices flutter through The barriers arranged by you

Close the shudders draw the shades Filter out the everglades Glistening with evening dew

Thunder calls through waterfalls Rising tides and ocean walls I can hear you when you sigh

Listen as she speaks to you Hear the voices flutter through Watch them fall and let them lie

I can hear you when you sigh Through the water in the sky--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Phish- A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing

A song I heard the ocean sing A shining light in darkness deep I prayed a prayer into the tide And both they soothed me in my sleep For every season that has passed I prayed a prayer into the tide A shining light in darkness deep In me ten years before the mast For every season that has passed I laid my body o'er the side A shining light in darkness deep I prayed a prayer into the tide How can I answer questions I've known? A song I heard the ocean sing A shining light in darkness deep Ten years before the mast I heard the ocean sing--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sajpcza_PI

Phish - Divided Sky

Ahhh! Divided sky, the wind blows high

......followed by an always excellent instrumental jam.--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un4C8mxwGXw

Phish - Crowd Control

Listen now I'm talking I've been for weeks Waiting in this growing crowd Staring at my feet The world around mes turning I'm just standing still The time has come for changes Do something or I will I'm a feather in a storm I'm a raindrop in the sea If I dont get enough of you I'm a lighter shade of me Sisters, brothers all around you There's a devil in the crowd Meet his eye and it's the end of time If you're praying don't be loud It's crowded in the lowlands But the fools stay on the hill You control us now You have the reins Do something or we will So show us why we came here Before we lay on the ground Give it to us loud and clear Make the devil turn around The world around me's turning I'm just standing still The time has come for changes Do something or I will It's crowded in the lowlands But the fools stay on the hill You control us now You have the reins Do something or we will So show us why we came here Before we lay on the ground Give it to us loud and clear Make the devil turn around The world around me's turning I'm just standing still The time has come for changes Do something or I will The time has come for changes do something or I will The time has come for changes Do something or I will--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Phish - Theme from the Bottom

'I feed from the bottom, you feed from the top I live upon morsels you happen to drop And coffee that somehow leaks out of your cup If nothing comes down then Im forced to swim up On the way upwards, the colors come back But all along the bottom is blue, grey, and black The darkness is cold and perception goes wrong And the night seems to go on incredibly long

So I ask you why if Im swimming by, Dont you see anything youd like to try?

Pantomime mixtures of heaven and earth Jumbled events that have less than no worth Time in the forest to dig under rocks Or float in the ocean asleep in a box

Or sink just below all the churning and froth And swim to the light source or fly like a moth So toss away stuff you dont need in the end But keep whats important and know whos your friend

So I ask you why if Im swimming by, Dont you see anything that youd like to try?

If Im swimming by

From the bottom, from the top ( x 8 )--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qaiqnKRr9w

Phish- Possum

An exerpt...

There aint no truth in action less you believe it anyway

'I was riding down the road one day and Someone hit a possum I was riding down the road one day and Someone hit a possum The road was his end His end was the road So they say'

Whoa possum... Possum, possum... Possum Whoa possum... Possum, possum... Possum Whoa possum, possum Your end is the road--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRMRuHceaFk

Phish - Slave to the Traffic Light

Slave.... hight traffic-urban-sprawl frustation.... Slave to the traffic light Slave See the city, see the zoo Traffic light wont let me through--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dms1LM0LRZ0

Phish - Down with Disease

Down with disease Three weeks in my bed Trying to stop these demons that keep dancing in my head

Down with disease Up before the dawn A thousand barefoot children outside dancing on my lawn, and i keep

Waiting for the time when i can finally say That this has all been wonderful but now i'm on my way But when i think it's time to leave it all behind I try to find a way but there's nothing i can say to make it stop

Down with disease and the jungles in my mind They're climbing up my waterfalls and swingin' on my vines So i try to hear the music but i'm always losing time 'cause they're stepping on my rhythm and they're stealin' all my lines Stealin' all my lines and i keep

Waiting for the time when i can finally say That this has all been wonderful but now i'm on my way But when i think it's time to leave it all behind I try to find a way but there's nothing i can say to make it stop--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xkjrfxT1Go

Phish - End of Season

A silent bird / a raging tide a mountainside An open door / looming from the surf A whispered word / a steady wind as we began And then no more / to close in on the earth--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Phish- Fikus

Fikus dreamed a dream for me It cost me nothing it was free He dreamed of walking in the sand Of blossoms forming in his hand

Of kitchen cake and cedar shakes Of waterfalls and yellow snakes Of earthen dams and hydrofoils Of watching water til it boils

Of holding forth from singing words Of flying south with flocks of birds None of this was charged to me For as I said it was for free--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=why-ukhlIlE

Phish- Mist

Several times unconsciously, I've stumbled on the path And seen a mountain in the mist As rain falls on my shoulders, sun rises in the east A morning bruise, but I am here at least I guess I'm just an obstacle, a thing to overcome If I could sneak around myself, again I'll know I've won The moment seems to hang and float, before me with no end Till I'm released, awaken beasts, I'm on the road again But now I'm soaring far too high, a fleck of dust up in the sky Where tiny clouds go sailing by Pull me down today Woven in the fairy tales, we fabricate each day Are little golden strands of truth, that glimmer in the light The colorful material, you hold a certain way Can keep up from the cold And help to get us through the night But now I'm soaring far too high, a fleck of dust up in the sky Where tiny clouds go sailing by--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT)

Phish- Pebbles & Marbles

A more recent release, from the album, "Round Room." Reminiscent of the the earth, its shores, and appreciation.

The faint light that flutters at night to the Earth Would land in her eyes and collect Luminous creatures she'd find in the surf I never thought to inspect

Pebbles and marbles, like things on my mind Seem to get lost and harder to find When I am alone, I am inclined If I find a pebble in the sand To think that it fell from my hand

She gave me ideas, planted the seed But she never stopped to reflect The course that she's on, wherever it leads I never would redirect

Pebbles and marbles, like words from a friend Make us hold tight, but are lost in the end When we're alone, we all seem to tend If we find a marble in the dust To wish someone left it for us

Pebbles and marbles, like things on my mind Seem to get lost and harder to find When I am alone, I am inclined If I find a pebble in the sand To wish that it fell from my hand

Pebbles and marbles, like things on my mind...--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO4T0qReeQ0

Phish - The Horse

Its time I sling the baskets off this overburdened horse Sink my toes into the ground and set a different course Cause if I were here and you were there Id meet you in between And not until my dying day, confess what I have seen.--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2d9RdG9oRs

Phish- Walls of the Cave

Again, from the album, "Round Room.What we leave behind...

I'm leaving you a message, I'm leaving you a trace, I'm leaving thoughts for you I hope that time will not erase. And when the moment comes To read the words that I engraved, You'll find them on the walls of the cave, Of the cave. I know you heard the question But you didn't make a sound, And when it fell you caught my heart Before it hit the ground. But if you ever need the names Of those you couldn't save, You'll find them on the walls of the cave. You'll find them on the walls of the cave. Look at me and time stands still A mountain here is now a hill. Look away, Look away, The time goes past. These rocks will fall away at last. Look away. Maybe you will see it As you're passing by alone, Below the moss forgotten where some words that turned to stone. It might have been an etching On a marker of a grave, Or maybe on the walls of the cave. Listen to The silent trees But still your words float on the breeze Look away I see them all Carved into the cavern wall--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT) Listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX8wyclMxPg

Phish - Waves

Sometimes i like to listen to this when i write petitions...maybe you'll enjoy it as well.

How is it I never see The waves that bring me her words to me for though unseen they drift around they catch my breath and knock me down I feel them quickly swirling by As they withdraw with my reply And slip into the dark of night As I attemt to stay upright Instead I'm stranded on my knees As words depart upon the breeze That quickly drifts away from here And possibly won't reach her ear If we could see the many waves that flow through clouds and sunken caves She'd sense at least the words that sought her on the winds of the underwater--Hoffster 07:13, 7 September 2007 (PDT)