Caring for and Healing the Earth

Philosophy of Caretaking

The Rape of the World

Song by Tracy Chapman

 
Mother of us all
Place of our birth
How can we stand aside and watch the rape of the world?
This the beginning of the end
This the most heinous of crimes
This the deadliest of sins
The greatest violation of all time

Mother of us all
Place of our birth
We are all witness to the rape of the world
You’ve seen her strip mined
You’ve heard of bombs exploded underground
You know the sun shines hotter than ever before

Mother of us all
Place of our birth
We are all witness to the rape of the world
Some claim to have crowned her a queen with cities of concrete and steel
But there is no glory, no honor
In what results from the rape of the world

Mother of us all
Place of our birth
We are all witness to the rape of the world
She has been clear-cut
She has been dumped on
She has been poisoned and beaten up
And we have been witness to the rape of the world

If you look you’ll see it with your own eyes
If you listen you will hear her cries
If you care you will stand and testify
And stop the rape of the world

Stop the rape of the world
Mother of us all
Mother of us all
Mother of us all

 
 
 

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