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Earth Day

"What we most need to do to save our world is to hear within us the sound of the earth crying. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

This song is love anthem to our astonishingly beautiful, patiently loving, infinitely precious Mother Earth. EVERY DAY SHOULD BE EARTH DAY! We'll donate 50% of proceeds between now and the end of April 2015 to NRDC (National Resources Defense Council).

And you can watch the music video for the song here!

Earth Day
by Charity and the JAMband
Words and music copyright 2015

this old earth's
been around awhile
she knows how to cry
she knows how to smile
she's happiest when we
care for her soil
and the water and air
that feed us all

this old earth
runs on her own time
how long does it take
for a mountain to grind
all the way back down
to a grain of sand
and then become
a mountain again

every day
should be earth day
and every one
every daughter and son
will love her
like a mother
and cherish her
every single day
should be earth day!
every single day
should be earth day!
every single day
should be earth day!
every single day

this old earth
is home for all
the beasts and plants
stout and tall
some take root
others walk
some even fly
some even talk

we ride through space
upon her crust
never looking back
in earth we trust
she?s a ship afloat
in a sea of night
the burning sun
her guiding light

now is the moment
to open our eyes
and our minds and our hearts
and realize
the earth is our friend
we are never alone
the earth is our mother
the earth is our home
we must protect
our only earth
every action and intention
affirming her worth
let?s do no harm
and take good care
of every life


"It's OK for our hearts to be broken over the world. What else is a heart for? There's a great intelligence there. We've been treating the earth as if it were a supply house and a sewer. We've been grabbing, extracting resources from it for our cars and our hair dryers and our bombs, and we've been pouring the waste into it until it's overflowing, but our earth is not a supply house and a sewer. It is our larger body. We breathe it. We taste it. We are it, and it is time now that we venerate that incredible flowering of life that takes every aspect of our physicality."
~ Joanna Macy

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