Shallow Waters: Ta’Kaiya Blaney and Aileen De La Cruz
In shallow waters, I can’t see
Your clear waves lapping at my feet
The lifeless ocean, black not blue
I didn’t help but deep down I knew
In shallow waters I used to see
Dolphins playing in front of me
Seaweed swaying, keeping time
Tidal rhythms laugh not cry
Oh/oh Why do tears fall from the sky?
On/oh Have we given up, please tell me why?
Remember the salty ocean breeze,
We used to build castles on the beach,
Splashing around in the summer heat
Now it’s just oil up to our knees
Bring back the days we used to care
When all of these troubles were not there
A cry for help this is our song
If we do nothing it’ll all be gone
Om shallow waters I can’t see
The wondrous life God created to be
But tankers and pipelines keep coming through
I turned my head and so did you
Come with me to the emerald sea
Where black gold spills into my ocean dreams
Nothing to be found
No life is around
It’s just the sound of mourning in the air
Good on you, Ta’Kaiya! I pray that more First Nations would rise up and lead. We Euros now need to follow. First Nations’ people can teach us, we must be humble and learn.
And save Mother Earth before Mr. Corporation / Agent Smith destroys everything!