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Indians believed a long time ago
That the world was floating through space
On the back of a turtle, that kept it from sinking
Kept it in a safer place

Turtles were special, and thought to be wise
From the ages that live in their eyes
From the back of their shell,
They would keep us so well
In fact, they would keep us alive

Refrain:
We are the children of Turtle Island
A story that’s old and that’s new
On Turtle Island, there’s a turtle smiling
Carrying the world from you

Turtles can migrate from ocean to ocean
Travel thousands of miles in the sea
Crawl from their shells, and seven years later
Come back to the very same beach

Nobody knows how they remember their way
It’s a scientific mystery
Charles Darwin and others became turtle lovers
Because turtles, they felt, held the key

Refrain

Turtles have out-lived the dinosaur kings
With Millenniums stored in their genes
But like so many species on the brink of extinction
We’re losing the turtles of the sea

And now the tables are turning,
The story’s returning
As mythology mixes with fact
As the fate of the turtle, the fate of the Island
Is now resting on our back

Refrain

Like so many creatures on Turtle Island
The world is depending on you

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from Have to Have a Habitat, released October 15, 2015

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Bill Oliver Austin, Texas

Bill Oliver: "Environmental Troubadour"

Over twenty years of concerts, campfires, and cafetoriums! Bill's programs are educational and entertaining, engaging and motivating. In schools, National Parks, and river-side celebrations, his songs bring to life the vital issues of Habitat conservation. ... more

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