SingPeace! Pilgrimage for Peace & Global Harmony

SingPeace! Pilgrimage

"You Look Up!" SingPeace! Music Video Premiere!

Premiere of "You Look Up!" song and music video. https://youtu.be/eH5FTSoyFRc

  • We hope viewers enjoy the SingPeace! cross-border collaboration. Our mother/son, mother daughter, and Mexico familia, working online and on the ground at long distance, in 3 time zones, across language barriers and international borders can have its challenging moments. Pandemics give rise to fun, creative ways of relating!
  • SingPeace! invites you to post your video version in your own language and/or cultural style.
  • Photography, art work, puppetry, poems, exuberant play - all are welcome!
  • Post your version at #YLUchallenge Working online at long distance, in 3 time zones across language barriers and international borders has its challenging moments. Pandemics give rise to fun, creative ways of relating!
A note from Pushkara: Many years ago, I heard a friend tell the story about her grandmother, a child of slaves in the deep South, who used to say, "God knock yo' on yo' back so you look up!" Not that I wanted to write a song about God knocking you on your back, but those words stuck with me. So, at point where it seemed I'd pretty much exhausted all of my options, I wrote this song. Come to find out, the song and new life were waiting to fill that void. In the place of desperation was joy. I was re-creating myself in every moment. My hope in sharing this song, especially, at a time when our lives and our very world are upside down and topsy turvy, that you give this gift to yourself. Connecting the love in your sweet heart with the beauty in nature can soften and ease the rough patches in your life. SingPeace
YOU LOOK UP!
Pushkara Sally Ashford copyright 1998
The new dawn breaks, a fire-red ball,
Off in the east, a silent call, (refrain)
Refrain: And you look up, up, You look up!
The sight of wings against the sky,
An eagle soars, flyin’ high. (refrain)
Now, when we swell with pride, look down our nose,
Or shuffle our feet, look down at our toes,
When you forget it’s all about love,
That’s when life knocks you on your back so you look up!
A lightnin’ flash, the thunder rolls,
A cooling breeze before the storm. (refrain)
The summer rains on hot, dry ground,
Reach out your hand when you hear the sound. (refrain)
But when your heart fills up with greed,
Stuff danglin’ off you, you don’t even need,
If you grasp for more to fill your cup,
That’s when life knocks you on your back so you look up!
The rain clouds part, the sun shines through,
And overhead, a rainbow’s hues. (refrain)
The crescent moon is on the rise,
The nighttime stars light up the skies. (refrain)
 

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