Like a Mountain

Poet/Lyricist: 

Music and lyrics by Naomi Littlebear Morena, arr. Szymko

— from the DARE TO BE POWERFUL choral series —

"You can't kill the spirit, it's like a mountain / old and strong, it goes on and on." This original song by Naomi Morena was written when she was just 19 years old, and has the power and feel of a tried and true folk song. It has been sung all around the world, most notably as the adopted theme song of the women at the Greenham Common peace camp in Berkshere England in the 1980's. On 12 December 1982, 30,000 women held hands around the 6 mile perimeter of the military base there, in protest against the decision to site American nuclear cruise missiles there.

Give your women's choir an anthem to proclaim the persistence and power of a woman's spirit! 

Level: 

Moderate
Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
JS-043 SSAA, piano 4:00 $2.50 http://joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.advantagelabs.com/files/VMP043%20Like%20a%20Mountain.mp3
JS-043D
PDF download
SSAA, piano 4:00 $1.75

Publisher: 

Joan Szymko
Text

Like a Mountain

Naomi Littelbear Morena

Nobody can push back an ocean.

its gonna rise back up in waves.

And nobody can stop the wind from blowin’,

stop a mind from growin’.

Somebody may stop my voice from singing

but the song will live on and on

Refrain:

You can't kill the spirit,

it's like a mountain

Old and strong;

it lives on and on. 

Nobody can stop a woman from feeling

She's gonna rise up like the sun

Somebody may change the words we’re saying

but the truth will live on and on. 

(Refrain)