Due North

from by Mama Gina

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Written about the Florida Black Bear Harvest in October 2015, Due North originally appeared on The Green Album, a collaboration amongst 14 artists (I was one) with a singular desire to heal the planet one song at a time. I am proud and humbled to have been a part of this amazing project that contributed part of its sales proceeds to The Rainforest Trust. The Green Album was released May 2016, and you can find out more about the project and purchase downloads at www.thegreenalbum.net/​

lyrics

Due North
(c) G. LaMonte 10/2015

You traced my shape upon your stars
Wrote my name in your sky
Pointed me due North
So you could find your way on the darkest night
You honored me - Begged me shelter
Stretched me like canvas – Wore me like cloak
To your warrior’s art, I played my part
And I fell in the dance to his spear in one stroke

Your children – my cubs
We lived with each other and that was enough
Took what we needed - But we never took more
Until your lights burned brighter
Than the stars in your sky
And now due North’s forgotten
And now there is slaughter … and now there is war

A war I have no heart to wage
It seems you have no heart at all
And so, due North, your compass fades
And I am just some trophy for your wall
Honor lost, collecting dust
A relic tossed aside – have you no soul?
The wounded – the abandoned cubs
And no one counts the stars that fall

Your children – my cubs
We lived with each other and that was enough
Took what we needed - But we never took more
Until your lights burned brighter
Than the stars in your sky
And now due North’s forgotten
And now there is slaughter … and now I’m no more
Just some stars in your sky … pointing due North

I’m just some stars in your sky – pointing due North
I’m just some stars in your sky – pointing due North
I’m just some stars in your sky

credits

from Firewood & Rust, released March 24, 2020
music, lyrics, guitar & vocals by Gina LaMonte
amazeballs additional vocals by Kat White Star
rock solid percussion & bass by Claire Franklin
recorded & mixed at Blue Triangle Studios, Sarasota, FL by Claire Franklin

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