From "Touch The Earth"

Touch The Earth

05:24
Derrik Jordan - Touch the Earth
Words and music by Derrik Jordan

Story

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.

Lyrics

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

 

Chorus

 

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

 

Chorus

 

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)

www.derrikjordan.com (802)387-4050 hilljoy@sover.net

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