Green Beans Everywhere

from by Charity and the JAMband



Here is a song about world hunger, about sharing our food, about gratitude for the earth's bounty, about a child gaining a bigger perspective and finding her compassionate heart.


Mama said girl you gotta eat your green beans
grow up big and strong
I said Mama I’m already strong and big
what planet are you livin’ on
she said I live on earth and so do you
and not everybody here has enough food
so think about that for a minute or two

so I thought about that for quite some time
and it made me feel kinda blue
and I wanted to help so I snuck a green bean
into the back of my shoe
and after dinner I went out to my yard
and I dug a hole yes I dug really hard
and I put my bean in and covered it with dirt

‘cause I had a dream (dream)
that there’d be green (green)
green beans everywhere
growing in the dirt (dirt)
reaching for the sun (sun)
breathing in the air we share
and the rain would wander down
and water them alive

so I sprinkled some water on my bean
and sang it a little love song
and I told my bean a bedtime story
‘bout growing up big and strong
and I thought about how this wise old earth
was lovin’ my bean right there in the dirt
so it could feed the world some day

then I said good-night to the moon and my bean
and the stars and the dirt and the sky
I went up to bed laid down my head
and closed up my eyes

I had a dream (dream)
that there were green (green)
green beans everywhere
growing in the dirt (dirt)
reaching for the sun (sun)
drinking up the rain (rain)
breathing in the air
and there were red (red)
red cherries (orange)
orange carrots (yellow)
and yellow pears
and there were green (green)
green beans (blue)
blue berries (purple)
purple plums everywhere
there was enough food
for everyone to eat

then all the children of the world
held each others' hands
and we danced around
the rainbow garden
growing in our land
and we had a picnic
under the stars
and we shared our food
because it was ours
now think about that
for a minute or two

“We don't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts.”
~ Pema Chödrön

“When we do the best
that we can, we never
know what miracle
is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.”
~ Helen Keller


from Family Values, released November 6, 2012



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