Earth Day (EP)

by Bran Cerddorion

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"Earth Day" is an Earth Day special! You can download all five featured songs for whatever you want to pay (or you can pay nothing!)

It's all about the Earth in this EP, which includes 4 previously unreleased songs and 1 remix!

We'll explore the idea of conservation in "Earth Day," we'll ponder the eternal toxicity of plastic "disposable" items in "Fantastic Plastic," hear from a tree whose seen some pretty bad stuff in "Poor Ol Tree," and learn to reach out a helping hand in "Lend a Hand." We'll also hear a remixed version of "We Can't Hold Hands When We're Pointing Fingers."

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released April 19, 2016

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Bran Cerddorion Kansas City, Kansas

Bran is a pagan folk singer/songwriter. Bran weaves together a reverence and love of myth, nature, and peace to deliver music that invokes the Awen.

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Track Name: Earth Day
what if the world was human?
would she want her world to be clean?
Or would she pull the trees from the soil?
And use up all the oil?

Would She go on down the street
And ignore the trash along the way?
And watch it grow day by day?
Or would she want change?

(Chorus)
One day the world will end
Treat it well, because we don't want to be the reason

What if you were our earth
Would you like to be treated like dirt?
Wouldn't you want reciprocation?
For all you give your creation?

You'll provide life with food
Good air, good water, good news
Until they start to forget
That it is on them you have to depend

(Chorus)
One day the world will end
Treat it well, because we don't want to be the reason
Track Name: Fantastic Plastic
Fanastic Plastic
Gotta use it up,
plastic fork, plastic spoon
Even plastic cups

Finished with my meal
Don’t wanna wash it out
Luck is on my side
I can throw it out

Fantastic plastic
one-time use it is
Once I’m done, ain’t it fun
To throw it in the bin?

Off it goes to the dump
Or maybe to the sea
To float around like a boat
For all eternity

Fantastic plastic
Getting in the way
The animals are dying
Because you threw it all away

How much harder can it be
To use a real spoon?
Don’t toss the plastic one out
Cuz you’ll need another soon

Fantastic plastic
Or maybe not so much
Ditch the old sales pitch
And stick to what we got

Real spoons, real forks
Even real cups
Reusable water bottles
Really does add up.

Disastrous plastics
Just a bunch of trash
Refuse and reuse
To save a bunch of cash

Avoiding the ol’ plastic
Can really save the world
The animals, the oceans
Every boy and girl

Disastrous plastics
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Every little action
Can break that nasty cycle
Track Name: Poor Ol' Tree
Stranger please, won't you tell me a tale?
One that doesn't end in tears,
It's been too long since I've heard one
A couple hundred years
Too long for me, this poor ol' tree

Oh raincloud please, won't you lend me a drop?
A drink would do me well.
It's been too long since I've had one
In this dry, roasting hell,
Too hot for me, this poor ol' tree

Oh winter hare, don't you care?
It's freezing cold out here.
It's been too long since I felt the sun,
My sap, frozen tears.
Too cold for me, this poor ol' tree

Once knew this child, he was free and wild,
He climbed me way up high
His life flew by, and he flew to the sky
Without a goodbye
No, none for me, this poor ol' tree

Oh Mother Earth, what is wrong?
You don't look too hot.
The machines and smoke, they gotcha choked
And I'm all you got.
Ha! Just look at me, this poor ol' tree

The sky turned black, there's no going back,
Life reduced to ash
And here I stand, all withered and tan
I think I might be the last
Just let me be this poor ol' tree

Stranger please, won't you tell me a tale?
One that doesn't end in tears,
It's been too long since I've heard one
A couple thousand years
Too long for me, this poor ol' tree
Track Name: Lend a Hand
We live each day with each other
All our sisters and all our brothers
But we act like no one’s there
We act like we don’t care
But do we really?

Lend a hand
To every creature
Of every land
And every feature
Lend a hand….
We are the teachers

We live each day, trying our best
But sometimes we face unrest
And they might try to force our cards
Sometimes it just gets too hard
Can anyone hear them?

Lend a hand
To every creature
Of every land
And every feature
Lend a hand…
We are the teachers

Lend a hand when we can’t stand tall
Lend a hand When we start to fall
Lend a hand…
For the good of us all

Injustice will break our hearts
And sometimes we fall apart
But we have the choice to change and to teach
When we say “enough is enough,” our hands outreached
Track Name: We Can't Hold Hands When We're Pointing Fingers
I'm not patriotic so to speak
But borders don't mean much to me
Freedom don't mean much
When not everyone is free
So tonight I'll lay down
And try to sleep

I try to see things in different light
That's the only way I know how to live life
But a few of us don't know
How to live and let live
And that's what I'd
Consider sin

(chorus)
Sticks and Stones can break my bones
But words will always linger
You can't hold hands
When you're pointing fingers

There's a man who's different by his looks
He lives his life by a different book
They say he's not one of us
And that makes him a danger
Why should we have to tolerate
this stranger?

But I think you'd be surprised if you saw
Just how alike we all are
You shouldn't judge a book
By what is on its cover
You see, the stranger really is
A brother

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Be it muslim, christian, pagan, atheist, or jew
And all the rest, we're all human too
Just set aside those things
We think makes us differ
I guaranteed you'll see
a bigger picture


Let's all gather up and form a ring
Around the whole wide world and sing
The song of planet Earth
The song that tells the tale
Of when the human race and love
Prevailed

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(bridge)
We swear by peace and love to stand
Heart to heart and hand in hand
Mark, oh Spirit please hear us now
Confirming this our sacred vow

Peace, love, and blessed be
Peace, love, and blessed be
Peace, love, and blessed be
Peace, love, and blessed be