Jim Newsom

Happy Earth Day 2018

"Open Spaces" – Celebrating Earth Day 2018

It's a beautiful Earth Day weekend!OPEN SPACES by Jim NewsomOpen doors, open windowsOpen my eyes to the world outsideOpen spaces, where the wind blowsTo those places I’m gonna rideI useta talk a lot about getting backTo a simpler way of livingWithout ivory towers or smokin’ stacksTaking only what’s being givenOpen doors, open windowsOpen my eyes to the world outsideOpen spaces, where the wind blowsTo those places I’m gonna rideI have lived too long as an urban verbTrying to get in on the actionBut this asphalt farm with its concrete curbIs losing its attractionThere was a time I can recallThere was a movement to free us allBack to nature and back to the earthOut of the cities and past the suburbsI look at high rise condos and highway spansAnd at fields and woods recedingI don’t think this is quite what God had plannedWhen he set us down in Eden.Open doors, open windowsOpen my eyes to the world outsideOpen spaces, where the wind blowsTo those places I’m gonna rideOpen doorsOpen windowsOpen spacesOpen my eyes!© 1992 Jim Newsom. All Rights Reserved.

Posted by Jim Newsom on Saturday, April 21, 2018

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Nominated for four VEER Music Awards this year, including Album of the Year for Coffee & Fried Steak and Song of the Year for “Last Anti-War Song”

This year’s entry in the NPR Tiny Desk Contest:

 
 

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