August 9th, 2006

ozarque figure

Filksong; "The World They Call Terra"

The World They Call Terra
[Tune: "The Welcome"]

"Sing me a song," said the child in the garden.
"Grandmother, sing! I'll sit here by your side...
Sing me a song of the world they call Terra,
the world that you came from when you were a bride."

"Child, I have journeyed all over the starfields,
out to the rim of the worlds that we know --
child, I can't sing you a song about Terra,
for Terra was too many planets ago!"

"Sing me a song," said the child in the garden.
"Grandmother, sing to me! Tell me no lies...
Sing me a song of the world they call Terra;
I know you remember, by the tears in your eyes."

"Child, I have journeyed all over the starfields;
child, I have left all my memories behind.
Child, I can't sing you a song about Terra,
for I have put Terra clear out of my mind."

"Grandmother, sing!" said the child in the garden.
"I have learned all about stubborn from you....
Sing me a song of the world they call Terra,
where the grasses grow green and the oceans are blue."

"Child, how you weary me, asking of Terra!
You are no babe -- you should understand why...
We who left Terra forever and ever
were those who could tell her forever goodbye!"

"Child, I have journeyed all over the starfields;
child, I have left all my memories behind.
Child, I can't sing you a song about Terra,
for I have put Terra clear out of my mind..."