Dear Mother earthI’m Worth it

Inspired by the GSWF concept and their young leadership quote, musicians
Wim Lo-A-Tjong and Marlon Sewrattan wrote and composed the songs
“Dear Mother Earth” and “I’m Worth it”.

Their philosophy of life is: “Enjoy and Respect – Respect and Enjoy”

GSWF Youth leaderships quote:

“I’M WORTH IT”
I’m Worth it to be a Leader
I’m Worth it to Speak
I’m Worth it to Listen to
I’m Worth it to be Here
Because I’m Worth it.

*Scroll down below for the lyrics of “Dear Mother Earth”

Lyrics “Dear Mother Earth”

 Song for a dying planet.

 
Dear mother Earth, dear Planet blue
whatever went so wrong with you,
Were we all really standing by,
watching as you slowly died…? 

Sure, there were some that desperately
had cried out loud, persistently:
“it’s not too late, let’s all unite,
she can be saved, let’s help… let’s fight
to rescue our beloved soil,
now poisoned with this cancerous oil,
that we’ve been spilling for so long!!”
and yet we knew it was wrong, so wrong…. 

Dear mother Earth, dear Planet blue
whatever went so wrong with you,
Were we all really standing by,
watching as you slowly died…?
 

We have abused you selfishly,
exploited you, ungratefully.
We took it all, and when you cried
we could have helped, but never tried?
to rescue your beloved soil,
now poisoned with this cancerous oil,
that we’ve been spilling for so long!!”
and yet we knew it was wrong, so wrong….


Dear mother Earth, dear Planet blue
whatever went so wrong with you,
Were we all really standing by,
watching as you slowly died…?
 

Dear mother Earth, dear Planet blue
Please don’t die, we still love you.
We have betrayed and let you down,
looked away and let you drown.
And just a few, overwhelmed by shame,
reached out to help, but all the same
all they could do was stand aside,
watching as you slowly died…. Slowly died. 

Dear mother Earth, dear Planet blue
is there still some life in you?
Or have we missed the final call:
your scream, when you took the crucial fall?
please have mercy, save our souls
we’re only human: inhuman fools. 

By Wim Lo-a-Tjong (with thx to my friend Marlon Sewrattan)