Would They Still Lead us Here?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

song lyric about the likely regrets of our early settlers

 

Would They Still Lead us Here?

 

If the settlers and the mountaineers

Who crossed the new frontier,

Knew what we would do,...

Would they still lead us here?

If they saw how fast their forests

And their farms would disappear,

Under parking lots and megamarts

Would they still lead us here?

 

Would they still lead us here

Through their beautiful land?

Would they forge raging rivers

And cross burning sand?

Or would they stop and turn around

And stand hand-to-hand,

To keep us from ravaging

Their beautiful land?

 

If the trappers and the pioneers

Who crossed the new frontier,

Knew what we would do,...

Would they still lead us here?

If they saw how fast their prairies

And their streams would disappear,

Under road repairs and thoroughfares

Would they still lead us here?

 

Would they still lead us here

Through their beautiful land?

Would they forge raging rivers

And cross burning sand?

Or would they stop and turn around

And stand hand-to-hand,

To keep us from ravaging

Their beautiful land?

 

(repeat part or all of chorus)

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: November 30, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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