Desal Music Video

Check out this 6 minute video “Clear and Free” in which local artists sing in celebration of our home and watershed—and the need to take care of it. Here are the lyrics:

CLEAR AND FREE melody from This Land is Your Land by W. Guthrie

lyrics by R. Brutsché, A. Vance, M. Conable, G. Swain, M. Spear, D. Kai

This rain is our rain, this sea is our sea, the San Lorenzo, the Branciforte

And from Loch Lomond down to the ocean, we’ll keep the water flowin’ clear and free

1. This is my home, this bay called Monterey, all that I ask is that it stay this way

All we can own is what we leave behind, if we care to save this place then now’s the time.

2. We hear them saying our situation justifies desalination

Wiser far is conservation, to keep the water flowin’ clear and free

This rain is our rain, this sea is our sea, the San Lorenzo, the Branciforte

And from Loch Lomond down to the ocean, we’ll keep the water flowin’ clear and free

3. As I was watchin’ that river rollin’, thought of all the people livin’ upstream

And all us creatures livin’ downstream, we’ll keep the water flowin’ clear and free

4. As I go walking along the coastline, I see below me kelp and sea lions

I hear above me the clouds calling: this rain is here for you and me

5. And when that rain falls, we won’t ignore it, in our rain barrels, we will store it

And when the drought comes, we will pour it, pour out our water clear and free

This rain is our rain, this sea is our sea, the San Lorenzo, the Branciforte

And from Loch Lomond down to the ocean, we’ll keep the water flowin’ clear and free

6. As I was painting, down by the levee, phantom footsteps, I heard behind me

Spirits dancing, the Ohlone, they’ll keep the water flowin’ clear and free

7. Our sons and daughters play in the water that was swum in by their grandmother

Sisters and brothers, let’s help each other, to keep the water flowin’ clear and free

8. This is my home, beneath these redwood trees—a thousand years they’ve made music with the breeze

Standin’ guard, down through history—let’s keep that water flowin’ clear and free

This rain is our rain, this sea is our sea, the San Lorenzo, the Branciforte

And from Loch Lomond down to the ocean, we’ll keep the water flowin’ clear and free

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