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John Kay – Nothing But lyrics

Words and Music by John Kay

They say that true paradise lies in the heart of man
That maybe so, but I'm ready once more
To run for the cover of my secret hiding place
Where I can burn all the memories of war

Sometimes it's mountains lakes, high in the Sierras
Sometimes the peaceful shore of Hana Bay
And I'll take you with me to share every moment
If you will just promise to do what I say:

Bring nothing but silence
Show nothing but grace
Seek nothing but shelter
From the great human race
Take nothing but pictures
Kill nothing but time
Leave nothing but footprints
To show you came by

So very few places that man hasn't scarred
Taken for granted or taken in vain
I wonder, my child as we lie here beneath the stars
What will be left for your children to claim

Maybe someday you'll be walking on Venus
Maybe some day you may live in the sea
Remember I taught you to love Mother Nature
For it was she who once gave you to me

© 1977 Rambunctious Music (ASCAP)

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