This song is for Pete Seeger and the Water Protectors, b/c our job is not now, nor will it ever be over.

A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend a Clearwater meeting w one of our Great Water Protectors here in the Hudson Valley – Pete Seeger. He asked us to write a song that everybody could sing.

I have lived here my entire life. I know this valley, its waters, its lands, its animals and its people.

Traveling home down the winding Rt 9, the old narrow road snaked thru the mountains and gazed down at the Hudson River, I wrote this song. This song is for Pete Seeger and the Water Protectors, b/c our job is not now, nor will it ever be over.

Back to the River

let’s go back to the river so we can swim

let’s go back to the river so we can drink

let’s go back to the river so we can sail away on the Clearwater on a clear day

back to our valley and our trees

back to the organic gardens and the bees

back to the healthy land under our feet

the land that was made for you and me

let’s give the mountain back to the bear

let’s give the clean back to the air

let’s give the fresh back to water in our streams

the streams that were made for you and me

let’s give life back to the land

let’s give work back to our hands

let’s give hope back to the words that we sing

the songs that are sung by you and me

let’s put love back in our speech

let’s put promise back in our reach

we will live in harmony

with this land that was made for you and me

About Adrienne Gomez

Beat Poet throwback lost in Modern Times
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1 Response to This song is for Pete Seeger and the Water Protectors, b/c our job is not now, nor will it ever be over.

  1. Pingback: This song is for Pete Seeger and the Water Protectors, b/c our job is not now, nor will it ever be over. | rodneywallacegantt

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