Sanctuary Song (Someone, Not Something)

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Words and music by Daniel Redwood (ASCAP)

Story

 

This song is dedicated to all animals in sanctuaries, where they live in peace and dignity after being rescued from horrors no being should ever endure. “Someone, not something” reminds us that animals are conscious beings whose lives matter as much to them as ours do to us. The original inspiration for this song came from Farm Sanctuary's “Someone, Not Something™” campaign. This is also the theme song for the forthcoming film, Miss Liberty, about the dramatic story of a rescued cow (http://mainstreetvegan.net/msv-productions/feature-film/).

Lyrics

 

SANCTUARY SONG (SOMEONE, NOT SOMETHING)

 

You are someone, not something

You’re welcome here, with your broken wing

Or wounded leg, or branded skin

This is your home now, come on in

 

You’ve known the pain, now feel the joy

What God has made, no man should destroy

From this day on, in the sun and rain

You can roam through these fields, free again

 

You can run, jump and play till the cows come home

Hang out with your friends, ‘cause you are not alone

I want to tell the world, what they’ve done to you is so wrong

I want to sing for you a sanctuary song

 

Your life it means as much to you

As mine to me, I know that this is true

Your loving heart reaches out to mine

And the light in your eyes, may it always shine

 

Now is the time, this is the place

For us all to see compassion’s healing grace

And pray for peace for all to share

This one earthly home, so green so fair

 

You can run, jump and play till the cows come home

Hang out with your friends, ‘cause you are not alone

I want to tell the world, what they’ve done to you is so wrong

I want to sing for you this sanctuary song

May the whole world sing for you, may the whole world be for you

A sanctuary song

 

©2012 Daniel Redwood (ASCAP)