Grains of sand, clusters of twigs and sticks, follow the Jaguar prints
Cocos trees, whispering calm, scatter their fruits around
Winding vines with purple flowers, seek hands of friendship,
reach out across the dunes, over washed up shoes No excuse for our actions, we hide behind the truth
See a Kestrel soar, high above the roar, of the waves
Dawn glows early in a symphony of song
Clattering alarm of the Bay Wren calling,
Black hawk perches in the Mango tree
Aracaris cackle in the breeze,
Iguana caught in the python’s squeeze
Passing the time in nature’s corner, Sharing a log with a friend
Passing the time in Nature’s Corner.
Passing the time . . .
Vultures waiting, patiently, for green turtles to hatch
Splits in a tree, like fractured limbs, there’s blood on the shore
Drifting cries from battle fields, they echo in my soul
the Tinamou in the distance calls, sounds so sad to me
Why do we keep fighting wars and end up in this way?
Dancing sideways, over broken shells like a Golden Crab.
See the warning signs, don’t leave it too long
Feel changes in the air, nature is on the run
Yellow eyelash viper flashes her tongue
coiled and ready to strike
we’re careless prey, we closed our eyes
as the oceans warm, running out of time (Repeat running out of time)
© Rob Harris 2018 (music and lyrics)