John Pitney | Walk Lightly On the Earth

Go To Artist Page

More Artists From
United States - Oregon

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Political Folk: Minstrel Moods: Type: Acoustic
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Walk Lightly On the Earth

by John Pitney

Fun camp songs that promote living sustainably on earth.
Genre: Folk: Political
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Learn to Live Simply
John Pitney
5:30 $0.99
clip
2. What On Earth Are We Doing
John Pitney
3:32 $0.99
clip
3. Where Will My People Lay Their Heads?
John Pitney
2:46 $0.99
clip
4. Song for the Vineyard
John Pitney
4:21 $0.99
clip
5. Fresh as Dew
John Pitney
3:19 $0.99
clip
6. There Is No Such Place as Away!
John Pitney
3:55 $0.99
clip
7. Yahweh's Garden Faire
John Pitney
1:37 $0.99
clip
8. Song for the Wise Ones
John Pitney
5:02 $0.99
clip
9. Get Down and Get Dirty
John Pitney
3:56 $0.99
clip
10. This Is Your Land
Ed Kail
3:33 $0.99
clip
11. To Know the Dark
John Pitney
4:57 $0.99
clip
12. Walk Lightly
John Pitney
4:44 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
He called the twelve and gave them authority over all demons and to cure disease. He sent them out to preach God’s new order and to heal, saying “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, no bread or money; and do not have two tunics. -Luke 9:1-3
In 1991, I was preparing for a Jr. High Summer Camp. We needed a theme song based on Luke 9. I began composing but, try as I might, I had only a chorus and a few lines of the first verse, by camp time. So goes songwriting. But I took what I had. During the week, the campers helped me finish the first verse and gather their keen insights.
At camp, we had great conversation about how to have a conscience when Americans are clearly the spoiled brats of the Planet. Our son, Joel, was at camp with me. On the way home he described how, after singing the song one day, a camp friend confided: “This describes my life.” Indeed his family, like the ones caricatured in the song, owned a minivan and 3 other cars. They lived in a big house with a view of the whole Boise Valley.
I was embarrassed. Silly me. I hadn’t thought my song would cause pain. I simply make music of the truths that come to me. I finally finished Walk Lightly On the Earth a year after camp. As it turns out, it’s the song that has made more people angry. Sometimes they get up and leave the room. My songs have been known to make people laugh. And squirm. I guess if the lyrics make us think and have conversation about how we live and the need to change, I’ve done my job. Maybe, conversation is the sign I got it right. You be the judge.

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review