Watch Our Garden Grow

by Renata Shaw Music

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This song was inspired by all the amazing people in this world who believe that if we share our gifts, and work together, there really Iis enough to go around for EVERYONE, xo

I entered the song in the Islands Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and was lucky enough to win first prize, which not only allowed me to perform at and attend the wonderful festival, but to record it with Zak Cohen at the Woodshop Recording Studio in Duncan. So fun! I am really grateful for this opportunity :)



I’ve been thinking about this world, it seems a little strange to me
Why just a few of us have so much, while so many go hungry
We can’t afford to get discouraged, gotta keep the hope alive
Keep believing that together, we can set this right

Well I've got a big heart, you've got a little land,
She’s got a few seeds in the palm of her hand
If we put it all together, add a little weather
Maybe we can watch this garden grow

I've been thinking about the good things,
and the way this world could be
If we put our hearts together,
and be the change we want to see

I know a girl she’s gonna change this world
She’ll climb high in every apple tree
To harvest the gold, in every shining globe
And bring it down to share with you and me

She’s gotta big heart, you've got a little land,
I've got a few seeds in the palm of my hand
If we put it all together, add a little weather
Maybe we can watch this garden grow

Put it all together, add a little weather,
Maybe we can feed this whole wide world


released 26 April 2014
Lyrics and Music written by Renata Shaw
Lead and Harmony Vocals, Guitar, Renata Shaw
Mandolin: Zak Cohen
Bass and BG Vocals: Martyn Jones
Recorded and Produced by Zak Cohen, Woodshop Recording Studio



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Renata Shaw Music Victoria, British Columbia

A voice that makes you stop and listen, sweet tunes that can make you cry, lyrics that make you wonder about life...this is Renata Shaw, a Victoria based Singer-Songwriter whose roots stretch all the way to the East Coast. Hummingbird is her first CD release, and currently she is writing songs for her next album. ... more

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