John Michael McCluney
2015-08-08
Words, music and SR by John Michael McCluney, Copyright 2015

Story

I wrote this song in 1973, when the environmental movement was in its infancy. It was inspired by the "Native American Crying" Public Service Announcement to combat littering, produced by The Ad Council for television in 1971. I had no idea at the time that I was expressing the "environmental grief" that is now being considered by some as a necessary process for enabling us to engage in environmental advocacy and action. To my knowledge, there was no market for an environmental song in 1973; and I'm not sure if there's much of a market in 2015. I offer it now, in hopes that this song can somehow get into social media and, perhaps, help citizens of the world to come to the hard decisions and actions that will be necessary for our planet home to survive and prosper.

Lyrics

TRY TO BRING ME HOME Think of me When the morning brings the sun. Think of me When the river greets the mountain stream And the fish come out to play. Do you remember me? I'm your Mother Earth. Weep for me, If you love me still. And if you love me still, TRY TO BRING ME HOME. Think of me When the doe has given birth. Think of me When the land is rich with summer green And the ground soaks up the rain. Do you remember me? I'm your Mother Earth. Weep for me, If you love me still. And if you love me still, TRY TO BRING ME HOME. Think of me When the dewdrops kiss the field. Think of me When the moon begins to chase a cloud And the wild geese are on the wing. Do you remember me? I'm your Mother Earth. Weep for me, If you love me still. Well, if you love me still, TRY TO BRING ME HOME. Do you remember me? I'm your Mother Earth. (There is no other earth!) Weep for me, If you love me still. (Do you have the will?) Well, if you love me still, TRY TO BRING ME HOME. 1973 ©2015 John Michael McCluney

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