“SHALLOW WATERS” song & lyrics for protecting the environment by 10 year old Ta’Kaiya Blaney from the First Nations in Canada

 

Shallow Waters: a song for protecting the environment by Ta’Kaiya Blaney

Ta’Kaiya Blaney is a wonderful (ten-year old , at the time) singer of the Sliammon First Nations tribe who lives in Vancouver, Canada. She sang this song before the Gulf of Mexico spill to raise awareness about how we treat our oceans.
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Shallow Waters 

 
Lyrics:
 
In shallow waters, I can’t see 
Your clear waves lapping at my feet 
The lifeless ocean, black not blue 
I didn’t help, but deep down I knew 
In shallow waters I used to see 
Dolphins playing in front of me 
Seaweed swaying, keeping time 
Tidal rhythms, laugh not cry 
Oh! Oh! … Why do tears fall from the sky? 
Oh! Oh! … Have we given up, please tell me why? 
Remember the salty ocean breeze? 
We used to build castles on the beach 
Splashin’ around in the summer heat, 
But now it’s just oil up to our knees 
Bring back the days we used to care 
When all of these troubles were not there 
A cry for help, this is my song 
If we do nothing, it will all be gone 
In shallow waters I can’t see 
The wondrous life God created to be 
But tankers and pipelines keep comin’ through 
I turned my head, and so did you 
Oh! Oh! … Why do tears fall from the sky? 
Oh! Oh! … Have we given up, please tell me why? 
Remember the salty ocean breeze? 
We used to build castles on the beach 
Splashin’ around in the summer heat, 
But now it’s just oil up to our knees 
Bring back the days we used to care 
When all of these troubles were not there 
A cry for help, this is my song 
If we do nothing, it will all be gone 
Come with me to the emerald sea 
Where black gold spills into my ocean dreams 
Nothing to be found, no life is around 
It’s just the sound 
Of mourning in the air 
Silence everywhere 
Oh! Oh! … Why do tears fall from the sky? 
Oh! Oh! … Have we given up, please tell me why? 
Remember the salty ocean breeze? 
We used to build castles on the beach 
Splashin’ around in the summer heat, 
But now it’s just oil up to our knees 
Bring back the days we used to care 
When all of these troubles were not there 
A cry for help, this is my song 
If we do nothing, it will all be gone 
If we do nothing, it will all be gone 
In shallow waters, I can’t see 
Your clear waves lapping at my feet…

 

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