Eco-communities as a social vision

Eco-communities as a social vision
Egalitarian and ecological communities, like the pictured East Wind (www.eastwind.org), are very close to our vision of an ecological society

22 December, 2008

“To the wild country” by John Denver, Album: I Want To Live (1977)



There are times I fear I lose myself
I don’t know who I am
I get caught up in the struggle and the strain
With my back against a stonewall
My finger in the dam
Losin’ strength and goin’ down again

And I take a look around me
My eyes can’t find the sun
There’s nothing wild as far as I can see
Then my heart turns to Alaska
And freedom on the run
I can hear her spirit callin’ me

To the mountains, I can rest there
To the rivers, I will be strong
To the forest, I’ll find peace there
To the wild country, where I belong

Oh, I know some times I worry
On worldly ways and means
And I can see the future killing me
On a misbegotten highway
Of prophecies and dreams
A road to nowhere and eternity

And I know it’s just changes
Yes, and mankind marchin’ on
I know we can’t live in yesterday
But compared to what were losin’
And what it means to me
I’d give my life and throw the rest away

To the mountains, I can rest there
To the rivers, I will be strong
To the forest, I’ll find peace there
To the wild country, where I belong
To the wild country, where I belong


A song written for Alaskan landscape. It's a vision of ecsaping from the frustrating every day life.

You can hear this song in youtube and live here

2 comments:

amana said...

I just love the song you present here! I have downloaded them all!
Keep going!
Kisses

Candiru said...

John Denver was one of the most environmental aware and activists pop/rock stars. Denver has been referred to as "The Poet for the Planet" as we read in wikipedia. He worked for the resque of Arctic Wildlife and Landscape in Alaska from oil drilling and to the creation of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Unfortunately, on October 12, 1997, Denver was killed when the Long-EZ aircraft he was piloting crashed just off the coast of California at Pacific Grove, shortly after taking off from the Monterey Peninsula Airport.