Endangered Species
Lyrics Esperanza Spalding

Featuring: Lalah Hathaway

She is in danger too
Human danger
Lone canary nesting near a fun way whispers

Earthly strangers
Mighty jet planes fly you casually glancing
Over seas and mountains

Too high to see
This dying bird singing her swan song
No one hears it through the din as engines burn

Stars across the sky
Watch the caveman fly
Taking in the sights
Breathing out things die

Mother nature
Dying to reach you hasn't heard from you in ages
Since when her young children
Listened to her songs with awe and reverence
Now adolescents growing fast and eating her heart
No more thank you's no good mornings


What was once your modest home now
Swarms with cars and poison
Brown skies noise and playing with toys
That kill your family
Blowing up the mountains foul oil fountains

Watch the caveman burn through the sky
The last canary screams her final song and dies
While towards her nest crawl more sprawling towns
What burns up must come down

Human nature scrambling late to curb hard consequences
Young mankind so much potential
Time to head earth's guidance
Though our science brought us to novel heights
We must come back to mother

First she'll ground then she'll whisper
You were my most endangered species

She is in danger too


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