Water is Life (Boots on the Ground)

from The Rise and The Fall by Sean Ryder

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Water isn't sacred anymore.
The river's black with oil and with blood.
We can't drink that filth anymore.
Bodies buried deep beneath the mud.

Water is Life.

Sacred lands aren't sacred anymore,
when their excavators tear into the Earth.
Resting souls can't rest here anymore.
Poison ground stripped of all its worth.

Water is Life.

They'll beat us down swinging black batons.
Shoot pepper spray and tear gas in the crowd.
Fire rubber bullets at our heads,
each wound a scar we'll wear it strong and proud.

Boots are on the ground.

Water is Life.


from The Rise and The Fall, track released December 30, 2017
Sean Ryder: songwriter, vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar, acoustic drums. Mixing, mastering, and artwork by Sean Ryder, Many Hats Studio, West Boylston, MA. © and ℗ 2017 Sean Ryder


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Singer / Songwriter from Worcester, MA. One half of the acoustic duo known as Smith & Ryder. We perform original music all over New England and beyond. www.seanrydermusic.com

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