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Seize the Day: 'Earth Chant' and 'Work Song' (with lyrics) Live at the BGG

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Published on Jan 24, 2010

Performed in the small tent at the Big Green Gathering on a hot day in July 2000, two of Theo's songs:

Earth Chant:

Oh 'round Mother Earth
Bringer into birth
Sweet Creatress of the night and day
Bring your spirit through
Rest our thoughts in you
Guide our feet in the natural way. Theo Simon

Work Song:

Sacrifice my birthright for a promise daily broken
Eat away my spirit with a thought that's never spoken

Excrement behind me and consumables ahead
No sympathy between me and the labor mill I tread.

I sacrifice my birthright for a promise daily broken
I eat away my spirit with a thought that's never spoken.

Domesticated animals, we pace the factory floor
And I don't know what all of this machinery is for.

My body is rebelling, and my head begins to ache
I'm taking all the pressure for some other fool's mistake.

I think of my possessions and the money that I owe
I think that I'm a coward and I wish it wasn't so.

And when the work is over, we get drunk and let off steam
we talk about rebellion, and we talk about our dreams.

But there's no way we'll ever act
Upon the things we've spoken
We've sacrificed our birthright
For a promise daily broken.

Day in day out, what's it all about? (x4)


Videographer's appology: The central pole holding up the tent was conventient for Theo to tape up the band's playlist, but was difficult to work around visually.

Seize the Day is a UK Band. More information on current gigs, downloads, their recent music and campaigns can be found at:
www.seizetheday.org.

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