Scale Down

Listen, watch….

Stand up. Look around and then scale that down too.
Stand up. Look around and then scale that down too.

I believe in a revolution
And I believe it is at hand
I believe in its thick hands that strengthen daily (daily) on demand

See I am blacksmith both of metal and words
And a sheep that’s pitch black too
And in this life spun short in the span of things
I believe there is a bit more we ought to think through

Cause 500 years ago
When these trees were more dense
And the colors pristine so the chaos made sense

There was no knowing of the loss of a whole mountain
Of a mountain that I call home
And these same hills rolled on and on
Without mention of vanishing or with whom to belong

And these same mountains echoed peace
Long before the noose
And now that too is nearly gone.

So what have we done as a civilization
To destroy in our own wake
That very metaphorical hand that feeds us
We are trashing our own birthday cake.

And I consider myself a skeptic
But an optimist in soul.

And we are getting force-fed
And hauled along like the bull
He’s huge and rage-full
Yet somehow subdued
And hauled by those thick rings
So don’t you too get stuck outside
The sticky nasty truth of things

Get the f*k out your car
Walk, its good for you
Stop consuming blindly
And get by on that that you do have to possess
And then scale that down too

Take a hard look at you
It starts there

Everyone has a lot to say about everybody else
But it’s our transgression that always tends to melt
Away and fade into that critique
of who’s fault
who’s blame
who’s wrong
But each and every one of us is doing something
too hard
too fast
too long
And there’s none but ourselves to make this thing last.

Yes there’s none but ourselves to make this thing last.

So it starts there
Take a long hard look at you.
Stand up look around and then scale that down too

It starts there
Take a long hard look at you. Stand up look around and then sale that down too.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by leslie on September 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Very awesome video..I loved the part about getting out of the car…

    Reply

  2. Incredible – both the music and the message. Thanks for the introduction to this amazing duo!

    Reply

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