Soundkeeper Recordings

Work Of Art: Lift

Rescue The Future

I've climbed up these mountains, I've swam in these shores
But you couldn't recognize them now
The trees have all been cut down
The water has all been turned brown
The big blue sky is one black cloud

Oh, hear what I say
We've got to rescue her for the future is here today
Oh, hear what I say
We've got to rescue the future for the future is here today

For children of tomorrow, there's nothing left but promises
Who would have thought there'd come this day?
When the world is tied to a train track
The train is coming down real fast
And people just look the other way

Oh, hear what I say
We've got to rescue her for the future is here today
Oh, hear what I say
We've got to rescue the future for the future is here today

These pirates all around us, they're raping mother nature
For money that says "In God We Trust"
But what will they do when they make it?
Where do they think they're gonna take it
When nothing's left on earth but dust?

Oh, hear what I say
We've got to rescue her for the future is here today
Oh, hear what I say
We've got to rescue the future for the future is here today


Words and music by Art Halperin
©2006 Sword In The Stone Publishing, ASCAP
Art Halperin: lead vocal, guitar
Al Maddy: harmony vocal, guitar
Jon Rosenblatt: harmony vocal, mandolin
Carver Blanchard: lute
Sue Williams: bass

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