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  1. Water Is Life

From the recording Song Like A Seed

Mni wičoni (mini wi-cho-nee) “Water is life” in Lakota/Dakota
Mitakuye Oyasin (mee-dah-koo-yeh o-yah-seen) “All My Relations” in Lakota/Dakota

Inspired by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all who joined together at Standing Rock to protect the Missouri River. It continues as a call to all of us to stand courageously to protect the waters everywhere.

Lyrics

Water Is Life/Mni Wičoni

All my relations, come
Every nation, come
All my relations under the sun
We are one

We are praying, come
We are praying, come
We are the song and we are the drum
We are one

We are the river, come
We are the river, come
We are the boat, the paddle, the shore
We are one

Mni wičoni, sing
Mni wičoni, sing
Mni wičoni,
Water is life for everything

We are the water, sing
We are the water, sing
We are the water
We are where all life begins

We are the ancient ones
We are the ancient ones
In your breath and bones we sing on
We are one

We are the meadow, come
We are the meadow, come
We are the lark that sings
the new day has begun

We are the new day, run, run, run
We are the new day, run, run, run
We are the old and we are the young
We are one Chorus

We are the earth and sky
We are the thunder cries
We are the fire,
We are the light in your eyes

We are standing strong
Like a rock, like a stone
On this sacred ground we belong
We are home Chorus

All my relations, come
Every nation, come
All my relations under the sun
We are one

© 2016 Sara Thomsen