Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Have you ever seen time fly? Watch it slip through your fingers like a cloud passing by… Too slow to notice it leaving, Too fast to make it stop. All we’ve known is to destroy like it’s breathing. The pitter patter of raindrops Match the sounds of clocks Counting down. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. How lucky we are to live. We are a fraction of a second In earth’s lifetime Yet she is our only lifeline. Resilient, we stand on our own two feet. I’ll tell you, reimagining the future has never tasted so sweet. Like nectar to a bee, Honey to a home. We’re trying to recover ours, but No one can do this alone Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. The promise of restoration lives within us. We see her in the hues of the youth And she’s asking you What will you stand for? Now is the time for our re-generation. Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.
Written April 2021 for the United Nations Environment Programme’s 2021 World Environment Day. Performed in the Generation Restoration curtain raiser video.