This is dedicated to Andy Allett, who's character Lorne made me want to be a singing psychic.
It's not that easy being green;
Spend each day surrounded by the color of the leaves.
That’s the way it seems most people feel. How horrible to see nothing but relentless greens and browns when they think it would be nicer seeing red or yellow or gold...
or something much more colorful like that.
But That's not me. I remember as a childe taking long walks in the surrounding woods. Exploring the rippling streams and bosky groves of Macachee. I remember groves of pine and waving fields of pampas grass. I remeber hidden groves you could believe no one had ever seen before. And I remember seeing the lush growth marred and sullied by trash, tracks and human remains.
It's not easy being green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ord'nary things.
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
or stars in the sky.
No, the things that stand out in the woods are the things that aren't natural – old Coke bottles, RC cans and plastic in every color of the rainbow. Natural dams clogged with blue barrels, rubber balls and a million flecks of styrofome – the new color of the woods.
But green's the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain,
or tall like a tree.
Who defends the green? Who loves the green? We started walking with trash bags instead of walking sticks, gathering the flashy sparkes and reds and golds. Taking the trash away from the woods
Cuz green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
Why would anyone spoil this? How can you walk in this beauty and drop your refuse? I understand the need to leave a mark, but if your mark, what you choose to remain and represent you when you are gone is an empty can of Red Bull, what are you but emptiness? I
Wonder, am I green I know it’s fine, it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be.
It's not Easy Being Green by Jim Henson