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"Time is Not a Friend, as Friends we're Out of Time" 📽

The year was 1991. The first Gulf War came to an end, the Internet was first made available for commercial interests, and the lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury, died due to complications from AIDS (HIV). (Meanwhile, 1% of tropical rainforest is destroyed.)


A lesser known musician, singer and songwriter released a song that was to raise awareness of environmental destruction and global poverty unlike any piece of art previously. The man was Julian Lennon - son of the great John Lennon. The song: Saltwater.


The song reflects upon the great feats that mankind is capable of. Undoubtedly, we are the apex ‘clever’ species. Yet, are we truly wise? Verses remark on the legacy of a dying natural world, injustice and poverty we leave behind us.


Over 25 years have passed. The “hole in the sky” (hole in the ozone layer) over Antarctica has started to recover in the past couple of years. As for the remainder, the story is a sad one.


Will we learn, and correct course? Time will tell. Only: "... time is not a friend (no friend of mine) ... As friends we're out of time"


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Julian Lennon - Saltwater ©


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 climb the highest mountain

We'll make the desert bloom

We're so ingenious we can walk the moon

But when I hear of how the forest 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 And now I'm crying

And time is not a friend (no friend of mine)

As friends we're out of time

And it's slowly passing by ....right before our eyes


We light the deepest ocean

Send photographs of Mars

We're so enchanted my how clever we are

Why should one baby feel so hungry she cries

Saltwater wells in my eyes


I have lived for love

But now that's not enough

For the world I love is dying And now I'm crying

And time is not a friend (no friend of mine)

As friends we're out of time

And it's slowly passing by ....right before our eyes


We are a rock revolving

Around a golden sun

We are a billion children rolled into one

What will I think of me the day that I die

Saltwater wells in my eyes

Saltwater wells in my eyes


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