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This song was written by Logan Staats, Rob Lamothe, Suzie Miller and 250 collaborators from Six Nations of the Grand River, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and Haldimand County. The journey to 'Song for the Water' began in April of this year. Or maybe it began years before when Logan and Rob met at the Six Nations Community Hall, introduced to each other by Jace Martin. Or maybe it's been waiting to be written since the glaciers carved out the space that Lake Erie fills now. You can never tell with songs.

lyrics

verse 1-
I’m sorry for the trouble,
Everything I left behind.
This messed up world,
Running out of time.
The weight is on your shoulders,
You better save… your… strength.

verse 2-
This ain’t a battle cry,
More like a war.
You shake the rattle,
It opens up a door.
The weight is on your shoulders,
You better save… your… self.

chorus 1-
We are the water,
We are the shore.
We are the calm,
We are the storm.
The wind on the weathervane,
We are a Hurricane.
My sons and my daughters,
We are the water…

verse 3-
Welcome to tomorrow,
There’s no time to waste.
Blood and sweat and tears,
I know we made mistakes.
Every drop of this river,
Is another good, good day.

chorus 2-
We are the water,
We are the shore.
We are the calm,
We are the storm.
The wind on the weathervane,
We are a Hurricane.
My sons and my daughters,
We are the water…
My sons and my daughters,
We are the water…

bridge-
My heart sings,
(whoa oh, oh-oh)
And the turtles sing,
(whoa oh, oh-oh)
And the trees sing,
(whoa oh, oh-oh)
Everything sings…
(whoa oh, oh-oh)

And the children sing,
(whoa oh, oh-oh)
And the river sings.
(whoa oh, oh-oh)
All the people sing…
(whoa oh, oh-oh!)

breakdown chorus-
We are the water,
We are the shore.
We are the calm,
We are the storm.
The wind on the weathervane,
We are a Hurricane.
My sons and my daughters,
We are the water.

final chorus-
We are the water,
We are the shore.
We are the calm,
We are the storm.
The wind on the weathervane,
We are a Hurricane.
My sons and my daughters,
We are the water.
Mothers and fathers,
We are the water…

credits

released October 18, 2019
Drums- Zander Lamothe. Bass- Justine Fischer. Vocals- Logan Staats. Vocals, Guitar and Synthesizers- Rob Lamothe. Hand drums and shakers- Suzie Miller, Gina Wilson-Mcintee, Amber Smith and Clinton Anger.

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The Toronto Star says I am ‘a mercurial artist who slides effortlessly from rustic roots music to soulful country pop to full-blown rock balladry’. Works for me!

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