What Will It Take

by Karen Lehner



There's a forest in Brazil
So thick so green so alive
Man is trying to kill
a little more each day
Clears it out for wood
Where a million species thrive
For a few fine houses
Half a world away
And the cattle keep grazing
'Til the roots are all worn
and nothing can live there
And the future moves on
There's a beach -- a distant shore
So white so long so alive
Where the waste is poured
A little more each day
Spills into the ocean
Where a million species thrive
From too many houses
Half a world away
And still there is dumping
'Til the space is all gone
And nothing can live there
And the future moves on
What will it take
What will it take
The babies in our cradles
So sweet so pure so alive
Will find a world that's fatal
A little more each day
Deserts and dead oceans
Where a million species died
For too many houses
Half a world away
Will the children inherit
Just the carnage of our greed
You know it won't be too long
Before the future is gone
What will it take



 album: Still Waters
artist: Karen Lehner
  date: 1991
 label: independently produced
    song: What Will It Take
composer: Karen Lehner


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