Along The Creekside (Home Demo)

Song Description

Institutional and Overt Racism, prejudice, and violence has got to end. This song looks at some ways it is happening, and dreams of a peaceful way for us to start some healing. It barely begins the deep, important work we have to do as white people.

Song Length 5:33 Genre Folk - Contemporary, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Peaceful, Poignant Subject Healing, Race/Ethnicity
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

V1
People created race, Black brown red or white face
Let's re-create it to only love and appreciate
Ain't it time to heal, generations of pain that sit inside us?
Stirrin' fear makin hate

PRECHORUS:
I know a place, where truth is sacred
and we can take our assumptions and strip'em down naked

CHORUS:
Let's walk on down in peace along the CREEKSIDE
Where water, trees, and crickets surround you and I
and nothing divides, what if we try....... and spy
magic in everything our eyes can see
and in the fresh air explain the things we both need to breathe
feelin' your life matter, same as my life matters along the creekside

V2:
Nobody's better than you, nobody's better than me
nobody owns this earth, we're all stardust y'see
And if I have let you down, if I've been weak to fight supremacy
for my own needs, there's got to be a better me

PRECHORUS:
'Cause we can't wait one more night to try and make things right
celebrating all you are, and healin' emotional scars

CHORUS 2:
Let's 'mosey down in peace along the CREEKSIDE
where water, trees, and crickets surround you and I
and nothing divides, come on let's try....... and spy
magic in everything our eyes can see
and in the fresh air explain the things we both need to breathe
feelin' your life matter, same as my life matters along the creekside

BRIDGE:
Feelin' just as safe, bein' just as trusted
the same chances for flyin', from the same tryin'
On the street, at the store, in the bank, at our front doors
In our neighborhood, at the park, in daylight or in the dark
In our school books, through the hallways, on the campus, at the ballgame
In our paychecks, at the doctor, on the tests that we have proctored
On your skateboard, on my bike, in our cars, on a flight
with my sister, with your brother, by ourselves, with our lovers
Whether you're straight, gay or bi, when you're born, when you die
In your church, ynagogue, in the mosques, under god
Our whole body, all our souls, all the wisdom that we know
On our screens, in our minds
seein' your life matters for all time in every countryside

CHORUS 3:
Let's start with you and me in peace along the creekside
where water, trees, and crickets surround you and I
and nothing divides, come on let's try....... and spy
magic in everything our eyes can see
and in the fresh air explain the things we both need to breathe
feelin' your life matter, same as my life matters
your life matters, same's my life matters
along the creekside, along the creekside

Lyrics Len Mormino Music Len Mormino
Producer Len Mormino Publisher Vission Enterprises
Performance Len Mormino Label Vission Enterprises
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