Friday, 23 of February of 2018

Dana Lyons – Drop of Water


Today we celebrate the start of the biggest ever US dam removal project.


Dana Lyons, a troubador of Earth First! who in the early days wrote the first anthem of river liberation, was at this event performing this song today…


It seems after all these years the words of his song are beginning to be realized.


There’s a drop of water on the wall
And the drop’s about to fall

And it falls into a trickle
And the trickle’s flowing down

Down, down to the ground,
And the moss begins to grow
Watch, watch, watch, watch the water flow

And watch the current become a stream
Busting through the seams
Cracking through the concrete

Bending down the steel
In a raging that is real
A tearing torrent you can feel
Feel the thunder growing, thunder underground

And in my heart, the chains falling apart
The wildness in my soul
And for once in life, for once in life I know

I’m not alone, for the mountains make our bones
With the oceans in our blood
Our feet planted, planted firmly in the mud

We are alive, the burning embers in our eyes
The tingling touch upon our skin
And in the heat of passion we begin to understand

That we are of this land,
That we are part of Earth
And when it’s threatened
We will fight for all we’re worth

We watch the dam,
The dam come crashing down
Water rushing to the sea

And now the river is free


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