From the recording Our Precious Mothers

Lyrics

Our Precious Mothers
Written by Theresa “Bear” Fox
2005
Oh my mother I’m so sorry for the pain that you been through
But now that I’m older and I am wiser, I’m going to take good care of you
I’m so sorry for the times that I did not show respect
And I allowed myself and others to put our problems upon you back
Chorus:
Yo ha yo ho weh ya he ya yo ha yo ho weh ya he
Yo ha yo ho weh ya he ya yo ha yo weh ya he
Yo ha yo ho weh ya he
When I see a starlit night, I seek the one that shines real bright
Then I think about you mother and I hope that your alright
I finally opened up my eyes , and I’ve come to realize
I appreciate your guidance and I’m glad you’re in my life
Repeat Chorus
Oh Mother Earth we’re so sorry for the pain that you’ve been through
But now that we are older and we are wiser, we are going to take good care of you
We are so sorry for the times that we did not  show respect
and we allowed ourselves and othersTo put our garbage on our turtle’s back.
Repeat Chorus
We know that you are trying to continue to provide
For all your children you take care of , you’re trying hard to help us survive
We are the Onkwehonwe we are the caretakers of the earth
 
We must  take care of our life sustainers, our precious mothers who gave us birth.
Repeat Chorus
When I see a starlit night
I seek the one that shines real bright
Then I think  of our precious  mothers , and I hope that they’re alright