Friday, May 13, 2011

God Bless the Grass

Written by Malvina Reynolds some years ago. Here's a video cover on youtube:

God bless the grass that grows thru the crack.
They roll the concrete over it to try and keep it back.
The concrete gets tired of what it has to do,
It breaks and it buckles and the grass grows thru,
And God bless the grass.

God bless the truth that fights toward the sun,
They roll the lies over it and think that it is done.
It moves through the ground and reaches for the air,
And after a while it is growing everywhere,
And God bless the grass.

God bless the grass that grows through cement.
It's green and it's tender and it's easily bent.
But after a while it lifts up its head,
For the grass is living and the stone is dead,
And God bless the grass.

God bless the grass that's gentle and low,
Its roots they are deep and its will is to grow.
And God bless the truth, the friend of the poor,
And the wild grass growing at the poor man's door,
And God bless the grass.


Kelly Polark said...

Beautiful. I used to have a perfume that was named Grass, and it smelled a bit like freshly mowed lawn.

sukipoet said...

what a face i dont think i've ever seen it before. didnt she write little boxes made of ticky tacky

atlanticmo said...

perfect choice for today

Douglas Florian said...

Yes, sukipoet, she did indeed write "Little Boxes" which is the theme song of the TV show "Weeds."

Bachelor of Applied Fitness said...

My Grand Ma, used to sing this song for me when I was a kid, as she tied her arms around me and tenderly hugged me. Hmmm I so miss my Grand Ma.

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