Our Children Speak For Us All

from New Lyrics - Unreleased Songs

The moon on the lake is a shimmering light
The stars in my eyes are gifts from the night
This quiet I treasure feeds my soul
The forest around me so long my home

The moss on the rocks is the softest of beds
As I lay down my heart and cushion my head
I’ve come here since I was a child
My playground, my teacher, this call of the wild

Now I raise my voice to sing with the frogs
Save us from the logger’s saw

These hills that I climb are as old as the wind
The trees below, the breath I breathe in
Our Children’s Forest plays in the light
Sways with the waters and heartbeats of life

I call into the rain that falls
Save us from the logger’s saw

Bridge:
What is the price of a parcel of air
The value of a tree that lives there
What if a council of creatures could make
A covenant forever, let no logger take

The trees, the wolves, the salmon stream
Ferns and mosses, the owl’s dreams
All daughters and sons, each red-legged frog
Lizards, birds, this home to us all

And now our children speak for us all
Save us from the logger’s saw
Save us from the logger’s saw

(Please)

Credits:

Lyrics & Music by Helena Nash (July 18, 2012)

Please contact thechildrensforest@gmail.com to help the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island purchase and preserve five parcels of land that will otherwise be clear-cut (cut to the ground and shipped to Asia). The land will be held in perpetuity for the children of Cortes and all who visit. We are only asking $5 and for you to tell five friends. That's it. Small action, big change. Thank you!!!!!!

Fundraising Campaign launches on September 28, 2012 (give $5 and tell five friends).

©2012 Helena Nash

updated: 5 years ago