such an honor to hear Sarah Lee Guthrie & Hoping Machine sing my song at the Climate March in DC!

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new CD available on band camp click on cover image below to download tracks

new CD available on band camp          click on cover image below to download tracks
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Sunday, September 11, 2016


Peace for all on September 11th



Survivor Tree flourishing at Ground Zero  
photo by Jin Lee 

My song 'Survivor Tree' was written for a ceremony honoring both Jane Goodall and the Survivor Tree on International Day of Peace:
Jane Goodall Honors the Survivor Tree



~~> Survivor Tree song with Andrea Feldman artwork

   

Survivor Tree
  (Water your Roots) 

You stood in the darkest day
Covered in fire and ash
Even your roots were blown away

How could you be so torn
 Come back and be reborn
 Come back and hold the sky
today?

We watered your roots
Nurtured your shoots
 Sheltering you 

Take all our tears
And water your roots with love

Chorus:
Water your roots with love
Water your roots with peace
Water your roots with love and peace
(Repeat Chorus)

Where we have fallen
We will rise
Where we are ignorant
 Let us be wise
When we are sure we’re right
 Before we fight
Let us water our  roots with love




Chorus:

Water our roots with love
Water our roots with peace
Water our roots with love and peace

(Repeat Chorus)

Where we are blinded
Let us see
When we lose courage
Help us stand like a tree
When we’re divided
We know our roots go deep and united
We’ll water our roots

We’ll water our roots with love
Water our roots with peace
We’ll water our roots with love and peace
We’ll water our roots with love
Water our roots with peace
We’ll water our roots with love and peace


© 2012 Words and music by JoAnne Spies
contact:  spiesarts@gmail.com

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