SONG LYRICS FOR: "I HEAR THEM CALLING"
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Lead vocal: John Listen
Lyrics: Peter Gehr
Music: Peter Gehr, John Listen

"I HEAR THEM CALLING"

Verse 1
The spotted owl may lose its habitation.
The hopping rat's in danger of extinction.
Trees are falling everyday in the Amazon.
There's global warming, and holes in the ozone.

Verse 2
Satellites buzzin' 'round the earth's atmosphere,
Takin' photos of planets very far from here.
But there's something more that's been neglected,
In our neighborhoods, people are dejected.

Interlude:

Verse 3
We're protecting bears and bald eagles.
Saving forests from chain saws and their evils.
We protested to save the baby seals,
And we think we know just how old Mother Earth feels.

Verse 4
African lions, and rhinos in the Congo,
Red kangaroo population's gettin' low.
But I'll show you something we de-emphasize,
Troubled neighborhoods fallin' 'fore our eyes.

Chorus 1
Thinkin' 'bout what's goin' on around me,
I have sight, but am I too blind to see?
What's going down? My neighbor is a-fallin',
I have ears, but do I hear them callin'? [Callin']

Interlude:

Verse 5
Lakes and rivers and deep blue oceans,
Tug at my heart and pull on my emotions.
I see 'em fillin' with filthy pollution,
Killing creation with toxic solutions.

Verse 6
Mining for gold and oil, coal and diamonds,
Sacrificing so much just to find 'em.
Wasting billions, and gambling with economies,
When there are millions with less than bare necessities!

[Repeat Chorus 1]

Solo:

[Riff notes: C,B,A,E]

Verse 7
City skies lookin' gray and hazy.
The way things are, it's kinda crazy.
But let's focus on the greatest desperation,
The human race is in need of salvation.

Chorus 2
Thinkin' 'bout what's goin' on around me,
I feel a change, and it's not too late to see
What's going down. My neighbor is a-fallin',
I hear the cry, yes, I hear them callin'.
[Callin', callin', callin', callin']

[Repeat Intro Riff]

Chant [Am7 feeling]
Let's get together, and make, and make a stand
To help each other, I know, I know we can.
Let's get together, and make, and make a stand
To help each other, I know, I know we can.
You say you're black, or white, or rich, or poor,
Well, you can give, and give, and give some more.
I know that love and peace will rule again.
Gonna live forever, gonna live forever, gonna live for, for ...
Gonna live forever with the Son of man.

Chorus 3
Yeah, I'm thinkin' 'bout what's goin' on around me,
[I feel a change in me.] I feel a change,
And it's not too late to see what's going down.
[Do you hear the cry?] My neighbor is a-fallin',
I hear the cry, yes, I hear them callin',
[I hear them callin'.] [I hear them callin'.]

 

"I HEAR THEM CALLING" (with chords)

Intro: (Am)
(Am)-(G)-(Am)
(Am)- (G)- (Am)
(G)-(Am)-(C)-(Am)-(G)

Verse 1
(Am)The spotted (G)owl may (F)lose its habi(G)tation.
(Am)The hopping (G)rat's in (F)danger of ex(G)tinction.
(Am)Trees are (G)falling every(F)day in the (G)Amazon.
(Am)There's global (G)warming, and (F)holes in the (G)ozone.
(Am)-(G)-(F)-(G)
(G)-(Am)

Verse 2
(Am)Satellites (G)buzzin' 'round (F)the earth's (G)atmosphere,
(Am)Takin' (G)photos of planets (F)very (G)far from here.
(Am)But there's (G)something (F)more that's been ne(G)glected,
(Am)In our (Gsus2)neighborhoods, people are dejected.

Interlude: (Am)-(G)-(F)-(G)-(Am)-(G)-(F)-(Am)-(G)

Verse 3
(Am)We're pro(G)tecting (F)bears and bald (G)eagles.
(Am)Saving (G)forests from (F)chain saws and their (G)evils.
(Am)We pro(G)tested to (F)save the baby (G)seals,
(Am)And we (G)think we know (F)just how old (G)Mother Earth feels.
(Am)-(G)-(F)-(G)-(Am)

Verse 4
(Am)African (G)lions, and (F)rhinos in the (G)Congo,
(Am)Red kanga(G)roo (F)population's (G)gettin' low.
(Am)But I'll (G)show you (F)something we de-(G)emphasize,
(Am)Troubled (Gsus2)neighborhoods fallin' 'fore our eyes.

Chorus 1
(Fmaj7)Thinkin' (Em7)'bout what's (Dm7)goin' on a(C/E)round (Em7)me,
(Fmaj7)I have (Em7)sight, but (Am)am I too (G)blind to (Fmaj7)see?
What's going (Em7)down? My (Dm7)neighbor is a-(C/E)fal(Em7)lin',
(Dm7)I have ears, but (Em7sus4)do I hear them callin'? [Callin']

Interlude: (Am)
(Am)-(G)-(Am)-(G)

Verse 5
(Am)Lakes and (G)rivers and (F)deep blue (G)oceans,
(Am)Tug at my (G)heart and (F)pull on my e(G)motions.
(Am)I see 'em (G)fillin' with (F)filthy pol(G)lution,
(Am)Killing (G)creation with (F)toxic so(G)lutions.
(Am)-(G)-(F)-(G)

Verse 6
(Am)Mining for (G)gold and oil, (F)coal and (G)diamonds,
(Am)Sa(G)crificing so (F)much just to (G)find 'em.
(Am)Wasting (G)billions, and (F)gambling with e(G)conomies,
(Am)When there are (Gsus2)millions with less than bare necessities!

[Repeat Chorus 1]

Solo:
(Am)-(G)-(Fmaj9)-(C)-(D)-(G)-(Fmaj9)-(G6)
[Riff notes: C,B,A,E]
(G)-(Am)-(G)-(F)-(G)-(Am)-(G)-(F)-(G)

Verse 7
(Am)City (G)skies (F)lookin' gray and (G)hazy.
(Am)The way things (G)are, (F)it's kinda (G)crazy.
(Am)But let's (G)focus on the (F)greatest despe(G)ration,
(Am)The human (Gsus2)race is in need of salvation.

Chorus 2
(Fmaj7)Thinkin' (Em7)'bout what's (Dm7)goin' on a(C/E)round (Em7)me,
(Fmaj7)I feel a (Em7)change, and (Am)it's not too (G)late to (Fmaj7)see
What's going (Em7)down. My (Dm7)neighbor is a-(C/E)fal(Em7)lin',
(Dm7)I hear the cry, yes, (Em7sus4)I hear them callin'.
[Callin', callin', callin', callin']

[Repeat Intro Riff]

Chant [Am7 feeling]
Let's get together, and make, and make a stand
To help each other, I know, I know we can.
Let's get together, and make, and make a stand
To help each other, I know, I know we can.
You say you're black, or white, or rich, or poor,
Well, you can give, and give, and give some more.
I know that love and peace will rule a(D7sus4)gain.
Gonna live forever, gonna live forever, gonna live for, for ...
Gonna live forever with the (Em7sus4)Son of man.

Chorus 3
(Fmaj7)Yeah, I'm thinkin' (Em7)'bout what's (Dm7)goin' on a(C/E)round (Em7)me,
[I feel a change in me.] (Fmaj7)I feel a (Em7)change,
And (Am)it's not too (G)late to (Fmaj7)see what's going (Em7)down.
[Do you hear the cry?] My (Dm7)neighbor is a-(C/E)fal(Em7)lin',
(Dm7)I hear the cry, yes, (Em7)I hear them (Fmaj7)callin',
[I hear them (G6)callin'.] [I hear them (Am)callin'.] (A7sus4)

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