Canopy of leaves

I was just having a play on my guitar, whilst listening to the rain falling on the roof, and was reminded of a song I wrote around 21 years ago, after my first GS was born, so I thought I’d share the lyrics with you all, as they seem now, not only personally prophetic ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but indicative of our current situation, and that I was worried about the damage we were doing to our planet even then ย  ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Sorry I can’t post the whole song, but it’s never been recorded ย  ๐Ÿ™„

It’s called โ€ฆ “Canopy of leaves”

hangs heavy in the tree tops
Falls gently to feed the earth below
What does it know?

Majestic in the forest
Green canopy to purify the air
What do we care?

About our canopy of leaves

That cleans the air we breathe
What will we breathe?

Sing symphonies of sadness
To the menace that stalks them from below
Where can they go

So precious yet so cheap
And as we sow so shall we reap
So shall we reap

How much longer can this slaughter
Now go on
Amongst our canopy of leaves
What shall we tell our children
When they’re gone
Where to find the air to breathe
What will they breathe

So deep and yet so hollow
Never looking to see beyond tomorrow
Alway blinded by our greed
We can’t survive without our canopy of leaves
We need this canopyโ€ฆ. Of leaves


About Truth Seeker

Musician singer/songwriter, guitar teacher.
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15 Responses to Canopy of leaves

  1. Bighead1883 says:

    Excellent Truthy ๐Ÿ™‚ and the Hippy inside us all knew and knows for if we don`t look after our planet it shows,it shows ๐Ÿ™‚
    Timeless dear friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kate ahearne says:

    Lovely, Truthie. Let’s append it to the Intergenerational Report.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kate ahearne says:

    Why don’t you record it with your computer and camera thingy and let’s see/hear it. Biggie will be sure to know how to do it.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Sadly Kate, the sound wouldn’t be that good for a number of reasons, including finger picking is too quiet to be picked up without amplification, and my singing at the moment should definitely not be amplified or recorded ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

      But it is on my to do list, so when I get it done, I’ll find a way to post it, and let everyone know it’s up.

      Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Judes says:

    Lovely Truthy … And especially relevant for those of us can only sit and wait today,

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Frank Ston says:


    Thank you for that – it’s like a ‘magic’ solution for making Canberra style ‘crap’ disappear.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. HO says:

    Poignant and oh so true

    Liked by 1 person

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