I Remember the Days

I woke up one morning with the first line of this song, and the rest of the lyrics followed easily. This is a song with a pretty simple message. It’s probably more message than song, so maybe it’s not exactly “art.” But I hope it’s kind of a catchy tune. My friend Marc says the “La la la” part is good for singing along… so have a listen and see what you think.

It’s just a song, but I really mean it. I think we will be much happier if we can evolve and create a simpler life, living more communally, in partnership with each other and the Earth. Get rid of governments, corporations, armies, economic and social hierarchies. Learn to honor all people without regard to gender, race, age, sexual orientation. Get rid of money, timeclocks, and standardardized tests.

I’m not saying we can or should all go back to hunting and gathering. We have created a human world that is immensely fascinating and includes so much beauty. But our economic, social, and political systems give us a world where half the human race is struggling for survival, and the other half is anxious and unhappy. Meanwhile we are steadily destroying the natural world that we depend on to live. Perhaps things aren’t quite as bad as all that… but surely we can do better than this! Let’s keep the beautiful parts of this civilization, and toss out or radically re-invent the rest of it. Let’s make it work for all people and the planet too. It’s time for some conscious evolution!

http://scottlape.bandcamp.com/track/i-remember-the-days

I Remember the Days

I remember the days when we worshipped the Goddess            D       C
We lived all together in a big happy clan                                      G        D
I remember the days when we worshipped the Goddess            D        C
Let’s do it again, ‘cause you know that we can                            G        D

La la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la                                         D        C        G       D

The forests were deep and the rivers were clean
The mountains were mighty and the meadows were green
The breeze when it blew was as fresh as the day
The sunshine and rain were as pure as the May

La la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la

We didn’t have money and we didn’t have machines
Our spirits were bold and our senses were keen
No one went hungry and no one stayed sad
We cared for each other and we shared all we had

La la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la

The children all learned as they played day and night
There was no obsession with getting it right
We all shared the pleasure of gathering food
No one was master and no one got screwed

La la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la

When we got tired we just took a nap
We didn’t have timeclocks and all of that crap
When we got older we just took it slow
Right till the end we took part in the show

La la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la

People were free to love many lovers
Women and men and all of the others
No one was lacking the pleasure of touch
‘Cause kissing and hugging are never too much

La la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la

We sang and we danced and we played on our flutes
Feeling the music right down to our roots
We sang and we danced and we beat on our drums
We played and we laughed and we had lots of fun

La la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la

I remember the days when we worshipped the Goddess
We lived all together in a big happy clan
I remember the days when we worshipped the Goddess
Let’s live that way again, ‘cause you know that we can

La la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la
La la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la

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