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I Am The Earth

By Glyn Lehmann

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Piano/Vocal/Chords, Choir, SA, 2-part - Easy/Beginner
Composed by Glyn Lehmann. Repertoire, World, Children's Music. 9 pages. Published by Glyn Lehmann (S0.217457).

Item Number: S0.217457

I Am The Earth was written in 2007, the International Year of Planet Earth (2008). The primary focuswas on the Earth Sciences, that is, studying and understanding the way the Earth works and the impactof our human activity. This song takes a more personal look at our relationship with the planet weEarthlings call home.

The song has been immensely popular worldwide and across several videos has over 1.5 million views on YouTube (as of early 2017). https://youtu.be/Wkn1B7cJYQo 

Children of all ages identify with the song because it is written from their perspective. It is simple enough for 5 year olds and sophisticated enough for 12 year olds.

The song is divided into two parts – sopranos (sops) and altos. The sopranos are the voice of planet Earth. They sing alone in the first verse and chorus as the Earth tells us about itself. The altos sing on behalf of the children of the world. They are telling us how they feel about theirhome planet.

As the song develops the two voices come together in a rousing unison finale of hope for the future.

I Am The Earth can be used in schools to generate discussion and activities based around the Earthand environmental issues. Because it personalises the relationship between the children and the Earth,students can be encouraged to think about their place in world. One group of children from a primaryschool in South Australia created an animation to accompany the song.

I Am The Earth - lyrics

VERSE 1

I am the river flowing
I am the desert dry
I am the four winds blowingI am the sunset sky
I am the forest breathing

I am the ocean wide
I am the storm clouds gatheringI am the mountain high
I am the Earth
I am the Earth
I am the Earth
I am the Earth

VERSE 2

We are the children growing
You are the place we live
We are the seed you’re sowing
We are the life you give

We are the future rising
We will be your voice
We will watch and learn from you
We will make the choice

CHORUS

I am the Earth
You’re in our hands
I am the Earth
We’re in your care
I am the Earth
Together we stand
I am the Earth
This moment in time we share

VERSE 3

I am the river flowing
We are the children growing
I am the desert dry
You are the place we live

I am the four winds blowing
We are the seed you’re sowing
I am the sunset sky
We are the life you give

I am the forest breathing
We will be your voice
I am the storm clouds gathering
We will make the choice

repeat CHORUS

OUTRO

We share the future
Stand side by side
One Earth, one people
We’ll turn the tide

And in the future
They’ll say with pride
One Earth, one people
We turned the tide

Side by side
Side by side
Side by side 

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