hand in hand

‘Before the Light Went Out’

Mother Earth is now a victim
She’s not a magnet any more
We’ve stripped her of her blue, green cloak
Looked the other way as her children were washed up on the shore

“Let’s give her a cloak of plastic
That’ll warm her up real good
Tell you what? Let’s make all things out of plastic
Let’s set fire to the forests, burn that stack of wood”

Mother Earth never had a voice
Never need one when we walked hand in hand
That was before the swarm turned up
The mob of humans who took command

I’m thinking this backing track, ‘Emotional Groove – A Minor works with the words. It’s a little dark; a little laid back. Hope you enjoy;

Emotional Grove is from my Guitar Jam album. If you want to find out more re this or any of my other work it accessible below;

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Published by

George Blamey-Steeden

Guitarist / Songwriter from the UK. I have a First-Class BA (Hons) in Creative Music Technology. You check out my music via Bandcamp.

13 thoughts on “WE ONCE WALKED HAND IN HAND”

  1. I can’t decide which para I like better. I read this the third time around and it’s so brilliantly done.
    You have an amazing instinct for writing, knowing how to put across words with the utmost effect gracefully.
    This needs to be published , me thinks.

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  2. There’s a nice progression through the verses. And the contrast of “Looked the other way as her children were washed up on the shore,” in the first, with the final verse underscores the collapse of a collective conscience.

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