Artytou - Music and Vocals. Nigel Potter - Words.
Mantra of Peace music
This is the "song" Why? performed by Artytou of the United Kingdom. The
words are from a writing of, Nigel Potter.
Why? is the 4th song of 12
songs as featured in the One Word Mantra of Peace music compilation. For
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allowed this song for free download;
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About the song, Why?
The Music was there, it just needed the
right words. Thank you Nigel for venting steam and allowing us to vent steam
with you & make a change for a better world through music & LL&P
Lyrics Nigel Potter
I guess what always strikes me
is that because something is not MY problem, that it is not a problem.
Unfortunately the human race does not always seem to share that view :)
We can speak of Aborigines, The Native American, or the Tibetan.
Whose family are they?
They are OURS.
The separateness has
been DRUMMED into us.
We are not separate.
We are in all
Any other notion leads to elitism, the chosen ones, and
At the end of the day, we make one simple choice.
Love and peace or hate and war.
Peace follows love, war follows
Following on from these thoughts is also our relationship with
Again we have been TAUGHT that the Earth is ours to take
what we desire to excess every single day.
Part of this conditioning
is within our culture, part within our religions and part, most definitely,
within our self interested greed as grown and fed by raging consumerism of
We see animals as game, zoo fodder.
We see nature as
Yet, in all our hearts we have this NEED to feel nature
Some, more as time goes by, have been raised under
artificial light, and forget their life, have no self-awareness beyond what
can be bought, fought or mated with.
Kind of the most primitive parts
of their hind brains are in control.
If a square miles of earth is
polluted, that should hurt us all, but it doesn't.
separateness we have been taught in action. When another acre of forest goes
down, we should all grieve for the loss.
Despite claims, this is not
a re-newable energy source in the way they would have us believe.
When the polar ice caps melt, we should feel that, we should be alarmed and
saddened that they re having to tranquilize Polar bears and helicopter them
From the very small, a nature reserve in your local
area having a road put through it, to the ozone depletion levels.
From the inaction's of local leaders to the inaction of world leaders, all
of this should matter, but they have taught us so very well to be concerned
with only ourselves.
Keep the population too tired to think straight,
keep them in debt enough not to stop and wonder where their life is going.
Give them enough shiny objects to be bought.
Give them small
things to keep them from asking questions.
Ok perhaps I am a nutcase.
But, can anyone tell me how they expect us to be able to carry on like
this for another 100 years?
The UK is now going to go nuclear powered
Well our own resources have all but G.O.N.E.
Gone as in, never coming back.
As for the polar ice caps...
Remember you cannot make that a safari park or an area of special
What we do here, the energy we burn, the stuff we buy, what
we consume has an impact on the top of the world.
Isn't it hard for
us to understand this?
Isn't it going to be SO very hard to change?
What happens if we can't or won't?
Well, I'm just a nutcase on
the very fringe of society.
Someone who loves trees and watching
birds fly, so I don't have the intelligence to work that all out, or do I?