Saltwater

Here is Rose’s teaching video of Saltwater.

Song Parts

All

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Lyrics

Saltwater lyrics for printing

Soprano

We are a rock revolving, around a golden sun,
We are a billion children rolled into one
So when I hear about the hole in the sky,
Saltwater wells in my eyes

We’ll climb the highest mountain, we’ll make the desert bloom,
We’re so ingenious we can walk on the moon
But when I hear of how the forests have died,
Saltwater wells in my eyes

I have lived for love, but now that’s not enough, for the world I love is dying, now I’m crying
Time is not a friend as friends we’re out of time and it’s slowly passing by-y-y, right before our eyes

We are a rock revolving, around a golden sun,
We are a billion children rolled into one
So when I hear about the hole in the sky,
Saltwater wells in my eyes, well in my eyes, saltwater wells in my eyes, wells in my eyes, ah, ah. *

* (italics are for split soprano part – listen carefully and choose high or low)

Alto

Doo x16 We are a billion children rolled into one billion children doo x7 hole,
Hole in the sky, saltwater wells in my eyes doo doo x6

Doo x16 We’re so ingenious we can walk on the moon, walk on the moon doo x7 ah,
Forests have died, saltwater wells in my eyes doo doo x6

I have lived for love, but now that’s not enough, for the world I love is dying dying, now I’m crying
Time is not a friend as friends we’re out of time and it’s slowly passing by, by-y-y ah ah ah ah

Doo x16 We are a billion children rolled into one billion children doo x7 hole,
Hole in the sky, saltwater wells in my eyes, wells in my eyes, saltwater wells in my eyes, wells in my eyes, saltwater, ah

Tenor

We are a rock revolving, around a golden sun, we are a billion children roll—-
So when I hear about the hole in the sky, saltwater wells my eyes, doo x4

We’ll climb the highest mountain, we’ll make the desert bloom, we’re so ingenious we can walk—-
But when I hear of how the forests have died, saltwater wells my eyes, doo x4

Ah ah ah live for love, ah ah, the world is dying, now I’m crying
Ah ah ah, no friend of mine, out of time, and it’s slowly passing by, by-y-y ah ah ah ah

We are a rock revolving, around a golden sun, we are a billion children roll—-
So when I hear about the hole in the sky, saltwater wells my eyes, water wells in my eyes, water wells my eyes, water well in my eyes, doo x6 ah

Bass

Doo x12 billion children roll—- billion children, when I hear ‘bout the hole in the, hole in the sky, saltwater wells my eyes, doo doo

Doo x12 genius we can walk—- walk on the moon,
When I hear how the forests have, forests have died,
Saltwater wells my eyes, doo doo

Ah x7 the world is dying, now I’m crying
Ah x7 and slowly passing by-y-y, right before our eyes

Doo x12 billion children roll—- billion children,
When I hear ‘bout the hole in the, hole in the sky,
Saltwater wells my eyes, ooh wells my eyes, saltwater wells my eyes, ooh wells my eyes, saltwater ah.

Notes

Written by Julian Lennon.
This arrangement by Alison Crutchley, commissioned by Manchester Community Choir