Chorus Once there were trees and a river, Once there was grass where you stand; Once there were songs about rights instead of wrongs, Once was the time of man. 1. We heard the drumming like thunder We saw the cloud rise at dawn. Then came the rain, while we watched and prayed in vain; Then all was still, all was gone Chorus 2. Grass doesnŐt grow on the hillside The trees shrink and die in the sun ThereŐs no place to hide my little babyŐs eyes From the damage that the dead have done. Chorus 3. They didnŐt know in the old time The earth and the seas were to share; They didnŐt know in the old times Or care. Chorus
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