From "Touch The Earth"

Touch The Earth

Derrik Jordan - Touch the Earth
Words and music by Derrik Jordan


I have recorded this song many times and it was originally released on a CD that benefited the Rainforest Action Network by Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream that included songs by Jerry Garcia and Paul Winter. This version is my favorite and features swirling kalimbas in the choruses, electric violin and lots of percussion.


Touch The Earth


Touch the earth while you can

Touch the earth where you stand


Find your place in this creation

It's a source of inspiration

Look beyond your own reflection

Into nature's true perfection




Don't abuse the gift of power

Looking down from your ivory tower

In this life you're no outsider

So give thanks to the great provider




The bird flies from tree to tree

But even she eventually must touch the earth, touch the earth


Instrumental break


Plant a seed of understanding

In a universe expanding

Not to lose this home we're building

Having been ungrateful children


c 2001 Derrik Jordan Hilljoy Music (BMI) (802)387-4050

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