Throw a Boat Down

from Little Rivers Matter Too by Luke Wallace

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Incase you haven't noticed or forgot to see
It's all one big coast looks connected to me
Never once does it end not even around Peru
It keeps us all together like me like you
I can feel it in the air, I can feel it in my feet
Feel it in the ocean, the salt water's sweet
I can hear it when the birds sing a beautiful song
Then the people stop fighting and they all get along
And then they fight for the clouds and fight for the tress
They fight for the ocean, they fight for the bees
They fight for each other and they fight for the land
And they never stop fighting till they've done what they can
Cause there ain't no planet B, no foreign star
And even if there was it would be way too far
So take care of where you're from, care of what you see
I'll take care of you, you'll take care of me

I am so far from where I'm from
I got so much farther to go
But I could throw a boat down in the water
And the river's gonna bring me home

I’ll blow every light in the city just to show you the stars
To make sure everyone understands exactly where we are
Extremely far away from anywhere else to live
This is all that we’ve got and so back we’ve got to give
If tomorrow we wake and the water did rise
Are we gonna sit around talking and wondering why
We didn’t act a little sooner, think a little faster
Look far into the future try to avoid this disaster
Cause lately i’ve been having just the strangest of dreams
It’s the world through the eyes of what my kids will see
And sometime it’s incredible, wild and free
But these days it’s getting darker and darker it seems
So it’s time to come together, quit pushing each other away
Forget about what makes us different it’s about what makes us the same
And when we see it it’ll result in the most incredible change
It can’t wait until tomorrow, it’s gotta be today

I am so far from where I'm from
I got so much farther to go
But I could throw a boat down in the water
And the river's gonna bring me home

From north to south it’s really all the same
It’s like one big river being fed by the rain
And there’s some people who know it cause there the ones saying
That they’d die for the land and you know they ain’t playing
And I’ll be right there beside them standing so tall
That even harper can’t miss this proverbial wall
Of thousands of people, both young and old
Who are simply tired of listening and doing what they’re told
So starting today it’s the fight for tomorrow
Knowing this place is my kids and it’s from them that I borrow
All the water in the rivers, the lakes and the streams
From the top of the mountain to the bottom of the sea
I would die for this place and all that it gives
And only then can I say that i’ve actually lived
And if you’ll stand there beside me I’ll take the hits
Just say we can do it, that’s it.

I am so far from where I'm from
I got so much farther to go
But I could throw a boat down in the water
And the river's gonna bring me home

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from Little Rivers Matter Too, released September 15, 2015

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