Standing on the Shoulders by Joyce Rouse on Tuneful Tuesday

March is Women’s History month, and member Joyce Rouse of Earth Mama has recently published a new video celebrating heroic women of history.

Joyce "Earth Mama" Rouse
Joyce “Earth Mama” Rouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS

by Joyce Johnson Rouse

I am standing on the shoulders of the ones who came before me

I am stronger for their courage, I am wiser for their words

I am lifted by their longing for a fair and brighter future

I am grateful for their vision, for their toiling on this Earth

We are standing on the shoulders of the ones who came before us

They are saints and they are humans, they are angels, they are friends

We can see beyond the struggles and the troubles and the challenge

When we know that by our efforts things will be better in the end

They lift me higher than I could ever fly

Carrying my burdens away

I imagine our world if they hadn’t tried

We wouldn’t be here celebrating today

I am standing on the shoulders of the ones who came before me

I am honored by their passion for our liberty

I will stand a little taller, I will work a little longer

And my shoulders will be there to hold the ones who follow me

They lift me higher than I could ever fly

Carrying my burdens away

I imagine our world if they hadn’t tried

We wouldn’t be so very blessed today

I am standing on the shoulders of the ones who came before me

I am honored by their passion for our liberty

I will stand a little taller, I will work a little longer

And my shoulders will be there to hold the ones who follow me

5 comments

  1. This is fantastic! Thank you, Joyce, for a gorgeous, soaring song and a thoughtful video.

    1. Thanks, B.
      I still get tears when I see some of these women’s photos and know the hardships they endured to make life better for others!

      Building new cooperative website around this…coming soon!

  2. Awesome!!! Makes me want to read the auto-biographies of everyone in the video 🙂

  3. I really LOVE this song and the new video, Joyce! The pictures are fabulous and I love seeing your lines of lyrics posted as you hear your voice singing them. It’s inspiring and informative; what a terrific combination! Well done, my friend!

  4. Wow! This is amazing! This song needs to be heard!!!

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