From the recording Straw, Clay, Wood, and Stone

I found the world of natural building when the war was just starting and Bush was president and I realized that I couldn't spend the next 4-8 years being angry and against something.  What I love about natural building is that the amazing people who do it, some of the brightest, most educated, deepest, silliest and joyful folks I've ever known, anyway, those people skipped resistance and went directly to transformation.  They were literally building the world they wanted to live in.
All due respect to people who held the line, but after a few large scale World Bank and WTO protests I knew my role was elsewhere.
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Straw, Clay, Wood and Stone
Key of A   BPM = 124
Form – V – P/C – C – V – P/C – C – B – V – V - C
Verse 1
The bird builds its nest high up in a tree
It’s beautiful, simple and strong
The bird builds a nest that fits right in
Like the harmony part to a song
I want a home like that, simple and true
I want a home like that for me and you
So let it shine on everyone,
we’ll heat our homes with light from the sun
let it shine, everybody come on home
we’ll build from straw clay wood and stone
Verse 2
The bee builds its hive in heart of a tree
An apartment house so sweet
The bee builds a hive that’s beautiful to see
A home that’s good enough to eat
Now there’s a mansion on the hill built almost every day
I would not want to build my house that way
The ransom on that mansion will never go away
They’ll have to pay and pay and pay and pay and pay
Verse 3
Now I’m not here to suggest we go back and live in caves
But why do we build these houses that turn us into slaves
When all we really need is to be warm safe and dry
Tucked into the earth with a good view of the sky
Verse 4
I’m gonna build a house that lies light on the land
That the birds and the bees can both understand
I want to build a house that sets me free
I don’t want to work for my house, I want my house to work for me  Chorus