Listen… carefully, 
Can’t you hear?
How the earth she cries, 
And how the earth she sighs.

Of music tainted, 
Of music lost,
Her voice, their echoes,
Drowned at what cost?

I hear the rumble of engines,
And the roar of a train,
Whilst right on my doorstep,
She barely remains.

A song of whispers,
A song of tears,
Can’t you see? 
As her choir disappears.

Let her not be forsaken,
Destroyed and forgot,
By the dissonance of man,
Who knows not what they’ve got.

Listen… carefully,
Can’t you hear?
A lost song abandoned,
Deaf to our ears;

by Richard Mawby