Carrie Ferguson

The List Of Whales

04:12
01/05/2014
Carrie Ferguson

Story

The beauty and mystery of whales and the hope that love will save the world.

Lyrics

 

The List of Whales


They say they’ve never seen it, they’ve only heard it sing
Deep in the dark, it’s out there swimming
And by the size of it’s voice, they know it’s bigger than the blue
It only sings one word, with all it’s might it thunders “bloop”

Love, sing me the list of whales, fragile and strong, a mysterious song
It’s the list of whales
And there is something that we need
But we do not remember

With your lungs full of sky, and your hair full of leaves
On this October afternoon it’s hard to believe
The ocean keeps its secrets, but memories flow through our blood
Fossils tell their stories, voices frozen in the mud

Love, sing me the list of whales, deep and dark, your ancient heart
Knows the list of whales
And there is something that we know
But we do not remember

Now we live in our cities, forget our six degrees
Don’t remember when the ancients crawled back into the seas
Everything is changing, is nothing meant to last?

Remember what we treasure as it slips away so fast


Love, sing me the list of whales, fragile and strong, a mysterious song
It’s the list of whales
And there is something that we love
Sing me the list of whales, deep and dark, your ancient heart
Knows the list of whales
And there is something we must do
And then we do remember