Sunday, April 19, 2015

Rescue Me.

Jan Schnell, a Copenhagen-based musician, asked me to submit a poem suitable for a musicvideo he was creating to contribute to Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit organisation near Tampa, Florida, USA.


Rescue Me. Jim McIntosh. 2015.

Tiger, tiger, eyes still gleam
in forest shadows of your dreams.
Alone in truckstop steel-caged lair
Humans laugh at your blank stare.
Rescue me
Rescue me
Oh, won't you help to rescue me.

Lion cub: oh, cuddly toy
Look at how man destroys
Grow too big to bring us joy
You'll be sold to macho boys.
Rescue me
Rescue me
Oh, won't you help to rescue me.

Lost jungles once in your command
There's no place left to make a stand
Now all are caged throughout the land
Steel forests locked by human hand

Rescue me
Rescue me
Oh, won't you help to rescue me.
Rescue me
Rescue me
Oh, won't you help to rescue me.

The video has gone on to appear on World Top Rated.
What a great team!
Click on the video link and enjoy!
Music: Niels Ellekrog Weldingh/Jan Schnell
All instruments: Niels Ellekrog Weldingh
Lyrics:
Lead/backing vocals: Jan Schnell
Video mix: Jan Schnell.




This video was created to help promote preserving our wildlife in the wild, but, sadly, many big cats are kept as exotic pets. Big Cat Rescue offers rescued lions, tigers, leopard, etc, a home on 55 acres at their Tampa sanctuary. Donations are welcome.


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2 comments:

Rachel said...

I used to love hanging out on zoo as a young animal lover, but as I grow old, I realized that they must be out there in the wild, living with their own kind.. freely.
I love your poem, too bad though I wasn't able to play the video.

Joel said...

Hi, Nice post I enjoyed reading it. Can I contact you through your email? Please email me back. Thanks!

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