Arielle Martinez Cohen and David Rothenberg sing “The Fire” (lyrics in description)

Voices of Nature #17, Arielle Martinez Cohen and David Rothenberg,

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‘The Fire” by Arielle Martinez Cohen

Red, everything was red,
The light in our eyes,
The life that we led.
Smoke filling my head,
I couldn’t even think,
I couldn’t comprehend.

And the flames they happily danced,
Our things turned to ash.
But I think I’ve always known,
It was too good to last,
The shadows they cast,
The embers they laughed.

And we watched as the fire,
Burned our house to the ground.
The walls put up a fight,
But came crumbling down.
It raced through the hills,
And it tore through the town.

So it goes.
Ohhhh.

Grey, everything was grey,
I stood in the spot,
Where I used to lay.
Sifting through the days,
Everything gone,
Memories erased.

And the flames they happily danced,
Our things turned to ash.
But I think I’ve always known,
It was too good to last,
The shadows they cast,
The embers they laughed.

And we watched as the fire,
Burned our house to the ground.
The walls put up a fight,
But came crumbling down.
It raced through the hills,
And it tore through the town.

So it goes,
Ohhhh.

Leaves are turning,
Life keeps moving on.
Uphill journey,
Sometimes things go wrong.
We will start again.

Green, everything is green,
It grows through the cracks,
And it grows in between.

And we watched as the fire,
Burned our house to the ground.
The walls put up a fight,
But came crumbling down.
It raced through the hills,
And it tore through the town.

So it goes,
Ohhhh.

Arielle Martinez Cohen: Singer, songwriter, producer, and activist
David Rothenberg: Musician and philosopher, wrote ‘Why Birds Sing,” “Bug Music,” & more

Presented at Climate, Biodiversity, and Survival: Listening to the Voices of Nature conference at Harvard University on November 17-18, 2018

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