What We Do

LindaBretWarehouseBret Hesla, 2007. A song for the culture of too much information.

(Recorded with Linda Breitag, features the song preceded by fiddle tune, Reel du Gaucher.)

What We Do

Bret Hesla, © 2007

We know waters are in trouble
And skies are losing blue
We know what we did to start it
And how the problem grew
We know elegant solutions
Where old ways join with new
But what we “know” we don’t know
Till it’s what we do.

Chorus:
As we know, so may we do
So may we do
As we know, so may we do
We know war is not the answer
And fear is no excuse
We know organized nonviolence
Can shape this world anew
We know how to nod and speak of
What we all know is true
But what we “know” we don’t know
Till it’s what we do.

We know every one is welcome
And every heart is true
We know every shape is equal
Where privilege can’t intrude
We know we are one great family
And justice will shine through
But what we “know” we don’t know
Till it’s what we do.

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