Cry For The Sea
When I die
I lived a good life
Will we stand here in fear
Cry for the Sea
Badu dadu dadu
Badu dadu dadu
Words and Music © 2023 Marsia Shuron Harris/BMI
Written by Marsia Shuron Harris/BMI
Performed by Mother Turtle
Produced by Mother Turtle and Adrienne Z.
Arranged by Adrienne Z.
Recorded by Garrett Sawyer at
Northfire Recording Studio, Amherst, MA.
Additional recording - Adrienne Z. at Conchtown Sounds, Marathon, FL.
Mixed and Mastered by Steve Schwartzberg, Kaui, HI.
Mother Turtle - vocals, piano
Adrienne Z. - vocals, acoustic guitar, keys Steven Cravis - piano
Ade Bayo - drums
Garrett Sawyer - bass
Geigel Tony Gonzalez - congas, bata
Pavla Hruban - violin
Mark Simcox - cello
Guy Titus - violin
Hanna Kompier - Trumpet
Atticus Robbins - guitar
Cover illustration - Etimbuk Edet
Special Thanks to the folks that helped make it happen: Adrienne Z. for embarking on this journey with me. It was quite the feat and she did a magnificent job arranging this baby, as well as adding her beautiful voice in just the right places. It's always a pleasure to sing with you Z! Industry veteran and engineer extraorninaire, Steve Schwartzberg (now deceased), I am so grateful that you took this project on. It's been a long road, thanks for sticking it out and delivering the goods! You're the best. To my Brotha Turtle, Ade Bayo, thanks for laying it down on the drums. I've said it a million times, "you really do feel me musically," and I love that! Thank you for being such an amazing musician and friend, as well as an important part of my music over the last many years. I will always call you “my” drummer! Steven Cravis, it’s so wonderful to have you and your charmed fingers on this record! So sweet. Garrett Sawyer, I am grateful not only for your engineering skill, but also for your rooted bass playing. It was great to work with you. You continue to get the "Nicest Guy In The World" award! It's really so true. Thank you! A big thanks to all of the musicians for sharing your unique talents, and to Kris Estes for photographing the Northfire session, to ALisa Starkweather for encouraging me to write this song, and to all of you who listen, download and share my music widely. Thank you!
Lastly, let us be reminded that the human body is made up of over 70% water, and coincidentally (there really are no coincidences), more than 70 percent of Earth is covered in water. Without it, all living things perish (except for maybe the cockroach!). Water = Life. We must care for our waters for our own sake, and for the sake of the next generations. All life deserves clean water so that it can live. Please get involved, in whatever way you can, to help save our water sources from contamination. Demand action and clean up of those areas already contaminated. It's really important. The Sea needs our help. The nuclear reactors at Fukushima have been leaking into the Pacific Ocean for many years now. Cesium has been found along the California coast. Oil spills continue at alarming rates. Pollution, over fishing and the brutal killing of whales must stop. Please stay informed. Blessings to the waters. Blessings to you and yours. Be well. Be free.