"Messages" as written by and Xavier Rudd....
So come sit down
Will you talk with me now?
Let me see through your eyes
Where there is so much life

We are biding our time
For these myths to unwind
These changes we will confront

So please beware
With every place that you had
Look to your soul
For these things that you know

For the trees that we see
Cannot forever breathe
With the changes they will confront

You know some people
They just wont understand
They just wont understand these things
Thank you for your message
But I don't understand
No, I just wont understand these things

This sacred land it has
Seen many hands, it has
Wealth and gold yet it is
Fragile and old and all the

Greedy souls just don't care to know
Of the changes it will confront

So speak out loud of the
Things you are proud
And if you love this coast
Keep it clean as it evolves

'Cause the way that it shines
May just dwindle with time
With the changes it will confront

You know some people
They just wont understand
They just wont understand these things
Thank you for your message

But I don't understand
No, I just wont understand these things
You know some people
They just wont understand

They just wont understand these things
Thank you for your message
But I don't understand
No, I just wont understand these things

So hold nice and close
The ones that get to your soul
So that when it is cold
You wont feel so alone

'Cause the roads that you take
May just crack and break
With the changes you will confront

With each gift that you share
You may heal and repair
With each choice that you make
You may help someone's day

Well I know you are strong
May your journey be long
Now I wish you the best of luck
Well I know you are strong

May your journey be long
And now I wish you the best of luck


Lyrics submitted by soozi

"Messages" as written by Xavier Rudd

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    General Commentgreat song & will forever take on new meanings. with climate change scepticism reinvigorated by the potential carbon tax. It's not that they 'can't' understand it's that they 'won't' understand as it's inconvenient.
    this song will stand the test of time as an eco-anthem in australia.
    DrQwerton July 04, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti just love this song so much. its confronting when you think about how the world is changing and our place in it. some people just disregard the landscape even though we depend on it.
    soozion May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSome people disreguard the environment, and wont change their views no matter what. "thank you for your message, but i won't understand"

    "these trees that we see, cannot forever breathe with the change it will confront" With the forever changing environment and forrest chopping, the trees that are left cannot "forever breathe" and keep fighting against at the changes taking place.

    People should respect the environment more and "keep it clean as it evolves" so the world's environment will not be destroyed
    yirra_kurlon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti recently discovered xavier rudd. i cant believe it took me this long. i listened to him the entire time i was in mexico and he will forever remind me of that place. i just found out he is opening for dave which makes me exstatic and i might catch a plane all the way up to massy just to see xavier rudd open for mr.dave matthews. thats how amazing i think it will be.
    dmbislove41on April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is another fantastic song written by xavier. its about all the ignorant people who just can't or won't listen to the reality of our situation. they live comfortably in their bubble, not caring about the changes our environment is confronting due to our mistakes. i hope this song opens up some peoples eyes...
    danagirl001on July 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti believe this song's actually titled "Message Stick"? correct me if i'm wrong :)
    solvent_don August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou're wrong.

    Great freakin' song though, awesome.
    caliginousfaceon January 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo its actually "Message Stick." They were correct.
    mpanczakon February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI lied. They were incorrect.
    mpanczakon February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI lied. They were incorrect.
    mpanczakon February 12, 2008   Link

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