RIVER OF LOVE

© 2009 Matthew Checker

Born to be
in a colourful motion
Plain to see
There’s no time for commotion

When you gaze at the clouds you feel the now
While the water divides beneath the bow

Ever been on the river of love, come on down
Sail along the river of love, come on down
Sail along the river

Green and gold
With the sunset approaching
Toucan calls
From the tree-top a coaxing

With the splash of a fish to catch your eye
There’s a flash of a wish to try to fly

Ever been on the river of love, come on down
Sail along the river of love, come on down
Sail along the river of love, come on down
Sail along the river of love, come on down
Sail along the river

Ba ba badap badap ba ba…

Born to be
in a colourful motion
Plain to see
There’s no time for commotion
Once you’ve been there you need to sing and shout
Cos you know what the fuss is all about

Ever been………..

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ABOUT RIVER OF LOVE

During and shortly after my university years, where I was fortunate enough to study ecology, I was given the amazing opportunity  to take part in some ornithological expeditions to Central and South America. Two of these were in Ecuador where we tried to establish which of the remaining areas of a very threatened forest type (Ecuadorian dry forest) should be considered for conservation efforts. In these deciduous forests (leaves are shed in the dry season) there are many equally threatened species of plants, birds and animals which exist nowhere else.

…..I am getting sidetracked, for that is another story (see About Matt Checker). I was deeply fascinated by this and other natural habitats I saw in Ecuador and the Amazonian area with its colours, sounds and extraordinary diversity was of course no exception. River of Love came out of my memories of the boat journey up one of the tributaries of the great Amazon River. Macaws, howler monkeys, sunlight glittering on the water – it was simply delicious!

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