Intercontinental Music Lab

Death of a Turtle

Subject: Green Sea Turtle, Lyrics and vocals: Sam Berry/Julian Peters, Music: Matt Flaherty

Closing my little eyes
Dreaming a dream of home
The beach where I met my wife
And all of the friends I've known
Lord let me go home...
Lord let me go home...

Open my little eyes
Try n control my breath
So hard to realise
My life is now this net
Lord let me go home...
Lord let me go home...
These shrimp stare at me with their dead eyes

The two-legs came around n took away from me my feeding ground, years ago.
Never again see my sea grass meadow
Grandmas a handbag
Cousins a soup

Those first 5 years flapping with my friends so long ago
Mowing the grass in the Lagoons I used to call home
My babies should be following moonlight making headway to the promised land
but my babies are mistaken by the bright city lights too small, too young to understand

In this net
Trying to breath
All alone
It's just me
The past gone
And the future too
Nothing I can do
My life is flashing before my eyes
Oh Lord, I can see a light
My life is flashing before my eyes
Oh Lord I see a light

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