Ginger Ackley's Music

Lark of the Clans... Celtic with a twist!

14.  Gaia's Lament - Notes and Lyrics

 

Gaia's Lament is a song with a driven rhythm and harmony, sharing the sadness of the Earth as mankind uses her resources to the limit. She sing both to her children and laments about them. This song, along with Tell Me Of The Sky, were written after a stirring conversation with Danny O'Flaherty, a good friend and Irish performer who lost his pub and his home to Hurricane Katrina.

 

Lyrics

Oh, Mother! I can hear you calling.

I can hear you calling and your heart is full of fear.

Oh, Mother! I can hear you weeping.

Oh, tell me why you're weeping, why you shed those bitter tears.

Oh, my children! They are cutting down my forests.

They are cutting down my forests, leaving me so cold and bare.

Oh, my children! They are burning down my forests

They are burning down my forests, all the trees that cleaned the air.


Oh, Mother! I can hear you calling.

I can hear you calling and your heart is full of fear.

Oh, Mother! I can hear you weeping.

Oh, tell me why you're weeping, why you shed those bitter tears.

Oh, my children! They are poisoning my rivers

Poisoning my lakes and rivers that once ran clean and clear.

Oh, my children! They are poisoning my rivers

Putting poison in my rivers. Now they thirst for water dear.


Oh, Mother! I can hear you calling.

I can hear you calling and your heart is full of fear.

Oh, Mother! I can hear you weeping.

Oh, tell me why you're weeping, why you shed those bitter tears.

Oh, my children! They are drying up my wetlands

They are drying up my wetlands, chasing all the life away.

Oh, my children! They are drying up my wetlands

Building cities on my wetlands that once held storms at bay!


Oh, Mother! I can hear you calling.

I can hear you calling and your heart is full of fear.

Oh, Mother! I can hear you weeping.

Oh, tell me why you're weeping, why you shed those bitter tears.

Oh, my children! They are fighting one another

They are fighting one another and their cries are on the wind!

Oh, my children! They are warring with each other

They are killing one another! Soon, I'll begin again... soon, I'll begin again...

Soon....  I'll begin again! 

 

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