'Mother Earth'

'Mother Earth'

Oh, Mother Earth,

With your fields of green

Once more laid down by the hungry hand

How long can you give and not receive

And feed this world ruled by greed

And feed this world ruled by greed.

Oh, ball of fire

In the summer sky

Your healing light, your parade of days

Are they betrayed by the men of power

Who hold this world in their changing hands

They hold the world in their changing hands.

Oh, freedom land

Can you let this go

Down to the streets where the numbers grow

Respect Mother Earth and her giving ways

Or trade away our children's days

Or trade away our children's days.

Respect Mother Earth and her giving ways

Or trade away our children's days.

Neil Young, along with Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews, is profiled in Farm Aid: A Song for America. The lyrics of "Mother Earth" are included in the book.

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