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Migration Roads

Contributed by Karon Massado

(A song for Monarch Migration: sing to the tune of John Denver’s "Country Roads".)

Almost heaven, la Michoácana
Sacred Mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze

Country roads, take me home
To the place, I belong
El Rosario, Sierra Cincua
Take me home, country roads

Aztec mem’ries, gathered ’round her
Miner’s lady, jewel above the water
Dark and rusty, painted on the sky
Green mysterious mountains, know the reason why


I hear her voice, in the autumn when she calls me
Across the Rio Bravo to my home far away
And glidin’ through the fields I get the feeling’
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday


Chorus: replace last line with:
Take me home, migration roads
Take me home, migration roads

-- Karon Massado

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