Are You Aware?…©…by Verne Garrison September 6, 2004
Note: Jan 22, 2012...Soundbyte added
Banjo tuned E, Capo 3, Key of D
Aug 11, 2005...the second line in each verse might be better with a "G" chord in lieu of the
A...at least starting with second verse...Verne ******
(D) Are you aware of what's about you?
Things that others barely (A) see.
(A) That moss is not green, but blue
(A) That sprout at your feet, not a weed, but a (D) tree
(D) I'm a forester, Lover of the land
Custodian of wildlife, and the (A)/(G)? trees ******
(A) Heart pulled tight like rubber band
(A) Please, Oh God, give us direction, (D) please.
(D) Never the time to say my thoughts
About the land, and its (A) abuse
(A) Twilight time is here, and I'm taught
(A) Modern day farming, what a (D) ruse.
(D) Lord (farmers) let some fields lay fallow
This old ground is wearing- (A) out
(A) Those tillers, their hearts are shallow
(A) Wake them God, I don't have the (D) clout
(D) The wild ones watch from their shrinking cover
With bleeding eyes from choking stench and heavy (A) dust
(A) Shadows lengthen, noises fade, mist begins to hover
(A) Crews retreat; they will be back, they (D) must
(D) Never mind costs are high, and prices low
That this land was not meant to (G) farm
(A) Trees and wildlife—they must go
(A) If this is progress…then look out (D) harm.