Earth Doctor / Climate Troubadour

As Others See Us

High up I hear the stars,                D  G
Too many far for counting,         D  A
Shine on your eastern shores,      D  G
And rock your rocky mountains. A  G
Behold the pioneers
Dream a dream of freedom.
Behold a trail of tears,
And what remains of Eden.

Hey, Hey, for an hour,
From the madness free us.
Hey, Hey, to have the power
To see ourselves as others see us.

How many can we break,
And stay among the living?
How many lives we take.
How can there be forgiving?
Dream all that may have been
Taken all for granted.
Warnings upon the wind:
Is that all that we’ve planted?

Hey, Hey, for an hour,
From madness free us.
Hey, Hey, to have the power
to see ourselves as others see us.

                    ©Doug Hendren 2019

Thanks to Scotland’s great poet Robbie Burns for his immortal couplet!

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