Tarahumara Run

from Bring the Mountain Down by Raggedy Edge

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Written by Lynn Perdzock
Vocals, guitars, Lynn
Percussion programming, flute, flute programming, Bob


Tribe of runners, racing in bare feet
Miles through the desert, drawn to the drum beat
Hearts pound with the music of a nation
Painted bodies dance in celebration, painted bodies dance

Copper Canyon, rich with bird song
A burro's bell jingles all day long
To live a simple life beneath the sun
Tarahumara, Tarahumara run

Wrinkled hands weave baskets of fibers
Aging eyes scan for moneyed buyers
A dark-haired child learns the art
She needs Abuela's help to start
She needs Grandma's help

Some of the kids learn ABCs and math
In Nike's T-shirt, they blaze a new path
Into the future they don't need the past
The old ways won't last, the old ways won't last

Artisans sell baskets and rugs
Across the road get plastic scorpions
To get a picture throw candy to the young
Unaware of the harm being done

Is the price too steep to pay?
A way of life slipping away
But who's to say that progress is bad
It's hard hauling water from the river by hand
It's hard hauling water from the river


from Bring the Mountain Down, released March 9, 2017


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