“I STAND” By Aaron Ableman, Xiuhtezcatl & Finian Makepeace

January 5, 2016

Lyrics from the song that was created during our time at the UN Conference of Parties (Global Climate Summit), Paris 2015.  Watch the video here.

If I stand with love, you could stand by me

If I stand with earth, she will stand by me

I will stand I will climb the water will rise

like tides of the ocean behind my eyes…

From death comes new life,

Your breath melts the ice

Fire catching flame

Nobody to blame

Just you and I, the water we drink is the same

We both feel the pain

Nature can’t be tamed

Roll the dice for the final time and give up the game

We will dance in the sun and pray for the rain

Restore our soil quit burning the oil

Internal turmoil the oceans will boil

The people will laugh, write songs in the grass

Determine the future our children will have

In my final hour, power to the youth

Stand atop a tower setting free the truth

All will fall silent except for me and you

I stand for my planet, I stand for the truth

I stand for the beauty of every passing moment

Stand for justice, lighting fire of a movement,

I will stand!

My body, her body one.  My body, her body love. My body, her body one. My body, her body love.

If I stand with love, you could stand by me

If I stand with earth, she will stand by me

A clock strikes, the earth cries out

Another suit and tie refuses the sound

Of refugees losing our homes

Man vs earth, fish vs water

Black vs white, child vs father

Wars of fear, lack, worry and doubt

Hate hates itself, searching for a way out

So I went down and kissed the ground

Where I stand is what matters now

Time stopped, the rain stopped and the sun peaked through the clouds

If we stand with the earth, she stands with us

Stand for the earth, she stands for us

Come on world!

If I stand with love, you could stand by me

If I stand with earth, she will stand by me