And the weatherman said to my friend,
"What's your name?"
My friend said, "Write yours down, mine is almost the same."
Erase the "S" and "M" in their place put a "G" and "R"
And an "ND" look at me what's that say
Then the weatherman stood with his head hung in shame
He took off his big belt, put it down, turned away
But my friend said, "Don't leave, I just harvested beets, let's go eat at my place."
With his mouth full the weatherman stared at his plate
And he knew it was his heart that made my friend great
Not his muscles, his money, his job or his name or his fame
See my friend isn't famous
He is just a good person who grows what he eats
And if you have a mouth then he will try to feed you
And if you are cold he'll put wood in the stove
Grab a quilt and some warm flannel sheets
So the Grand Champion called up Sam Champion
Said, "Let's plant a garden in the heart of this wasteland."
And Sam said, "Hey man, this'll be breaking news,"
but Grand said, "I won't wait for your camera crews.
See, I don't do what I do for the glory.
I do what I do because it's a good story.
I do what I do because there is a need and a hunger created by corporate greed.
See there's a surplus of food in this country,
And nobody should ever go to sleep hungry,
But that food is kept under lock and key
Considered a privilege for people with money."
Then the weatherman dropped to his hands his knees
With a tear in his eye and unable to speak
He was driven to action by only compassion
He dug in the dirt and he planted some beans
Planted some beans
Planted some beans
Planted some beans
Planted some beans


Grandma said to me
If you only have one bean
And you meet someone with no bean
You should give them half your bean
Cause you will be less hungry
If you eat just half a bean
Than if you eat a whole bean in front of somebody with no bean.


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Sunbeams and Some Beans song meanings
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    Song MeaningSuch a beautiful song that brought tears to my eyes as I first heard the lyrics arise.

    I don't believe I would be able to explain the full meaning of the song, such is a privilege of the artist. But I for the story behind the song I can relay rather well. For this song's creation was rooted from a conversation between Kimya Dawson and myself.

    In 2007 I ended up recruited by the entertainment industry as a creative. I accepted the position solely for the opportunity to gain potent spokespersons and strong contributions for the environmental and community development activities I am involved in.

    After working with and greatly contributing to Lady Gaga's Fame Monster, Black Eyed Peas E.N.D., and a Paramore albums I was asked “what my favorite brand of music was,” and I ensured my passion for purist folk music; contemporary messages for the masses that through history have been the beacons of light and sounding out the truth and strife of common person's life.

    Shortly into 2008 I was contacted by a folk artist whom I have yet to hear and feel was one of the most beautiful souls I have had the pleasure to sow into my heart (You are very much so Kimya =). She said to me that she was asked by a friend to write a song about me or whatever it was I was doing (Shrug.. maybe Michael Cera or Ellen Page?).

    At the time I was the Secretary of the Board and Project Director for a Worker-Owned Co-Op Nonprofit that works in sustainability and is focused on the development of eco-villages in an urban and rural setting MySpace.com/… (no conflict of interest between board and workers because they are one in the same in terms of voting) as well as working on the development of a statewide network to collaboratively support green efforts in a state ranked 49th in the environment which became AGreenerIndiana.org.

    We shared the stories of our passion and purpose along with the need for friends to battle the old status quo of corporate greed and the need for help in shifting the new paradigm. During so I got off on a tangent about mourning a dear friend of mine who died young due to cancer who was a local figure known for starting the free press and creating the gardens we fed from. I still mourn the bright altruistic soul of Jeff Brunson ( blogs.myspace.com/… )

    During which time I had to clear the air that I wasn't doing what I do for money, fame, or glory as most of those I have helped seem to care for … I still pray and keep an open heart for them to follow through in paying-it-forward as promised.

    The truth is most have not, the statewide network was a huge success on its own steam eminated from the founders and members which produced a national model that only needs a strong membership and spokespeople to self-perpetuate the creation of hundreds of jobs and millions in funding for green efforts while leaving a free space for information and communication among all stakeholders actively involved. AGreenerAmerica.org needs your help =)

    Today I thank those like Kimya Dawson and En Derin who have kept it real and keeping up in our relationship. I hope the rest would have the strength to do the same rather than my soulful efforts be in vain from the manipulation and sycophantic nature of money and fame in the entertainment industry.

    Time can still tell which side of visual striation the rest who have taken so much and given nothing noticeably back will fall into. Light or dark, to help or to hurt, my deepest hope resides in the former.

    In the mean time I will continue to enjoy the bliss of living in permaculture with like-mind spirits, sharing our fresh greens and eggs, flannel sheets and warm fires for those that come with mutual desires.

    Maybe now the meaning can be extrapolated, thanks for reading.

    Love

    Derek A. Reuter
    facebook.com/pages/A-Greener-America/… (Kimya’s comments can be found on this page)

    DerekAReuteron March 12, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningSuch a beautiful song that brought tears to my eyes as I first heard the lyrics arise.

    I don't believe I would be able to explain the full meaning of the song, such is a privilege of the artist. But I for the story behind the song I can relay rather well. For this song's creation was rooted from a conversation between Kimya Dawson and myself.

    In 2007 I ended up recruited by the entertainment industry as a creative. I accepted the position solely for the opportunity to gain potent spokespersons and possible donations for the environmental and community development activities I was involved in.

    After working with greatly contributing to Lady Gaga's Fame Monster, Black Eyed Peas E.N.D., and a Paramore albums I was asked what my favorite brand of music was and I strongly noted my passion for purist folk music, contemporary messages for the masses that through history have been the beacons of light and sounding out the truth and strife of common person's life.

    Shortly into 2008 I was contacted by a folk artist whom I have yet to hear and feel was one of the most beautiful souls I have had the please to sow into my heart (You are very much so Kimya =). She said to me that she was asked by a friend to write a song about me or whatever it was I was doing.

    At the time I was the Secretary of the Board and Project Director for a Worker-Owned Co-Op Nonprofit that works in sustainability and is focused on the development of eco-villages in an urban and rural setting MySpace.com/… (no conflict of interest between board and workers because they are one in the same in terms of voting) as well as working on the development of a statewide network to collaboratively support green efforts in a state ranked 49th in the environment which became AGreenerIndiana.org.

    We shared the stories of our passion and purpose along with the need for friends to battle the old status quo of corporate greed and the need for help in shifting the new paradigm. During so I got off on a tangent about mourning a dear friend of mine who died young due to cancer who was a local figure known for starting the free press and creating the gardens we fed from. I still mourn the bright altruistic soul of Jeff Brunson ( blogs.myspace.com/… )

    During which time I had to clear the air that I wasn't doing what I do for money, fame, or glory as most of those I have helped and prayed from them to pay-it-forward as promised. The truth is most have not, the statewide network was a huge success on its own steam and produced a national model which only needs a strong membership and spokespeople to self-perpetuate creation hundreds of jobs and millions in funding for green efforts while leaving a free space for information and communication among all stakeholders. AGreenerAmerica.org needs your help =)

    Today I thank those like Kimya Dawson and En Derin who have kept it real and kept their end of the bargain. I hope the rest would have the strength to do the same rather than my soulful efforts be in vain from the manipulation and sycophantic nature of money and fame.

    Time can still tell which side of visual striation the rest will fall into. Light or dark, to help or to hurt. My hope resides in the former.

    In the mean time I will continue to enjoy the bliss of living in permaculture with like-mind spirits, sharing our fresh greens and eggs, flannel sheets and warm fires for those that come with mutual desires.

    Many now the meaning can be extrapolated, thanks for reading.

    Love

    Derek A. Reuter
    facebook.com/pages/A-Greener-America/… (Kimya’s comments can be found on this page)
    DerekAReuteron March 12, 2010   Link

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