Manatee

Manatee

The gentle music interwoven with acoustic beautiful guitar, and song sung in the first person helps us identify with the gentle mammal – the manatee.
The manatee faces the possibility of extinction. It shares tropical waters with humans who play there too. Slow moving and surfacing for air the manatee is always facing the possibility of being hit, injured or killed by watercraft. The manatee only reproduces only once a year. As a herbivore, its habitat and source of its food can also be at risk.
Full of manatee information, the song ignites curiosity to research the endangered manatee and its cousin the dugong.

LYRICS
 

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I wish I could be a manatee!
Live contentedly!
Swim in shallow tropic seas.
On sandy bed I’d sleep
Where it is not too deep
Mistaken quite a lot.
A mermaid I am not!

I wish I could be a manatee!
Live contentedly!
Swim in shallow tropic seas.
A mammal herbivore
Eat sea plants nothing more
Then surfacing for air
That’s when I must take care!

I wish I could be a manatee!
Live contentedly!
Swim in shallow tropic seas.
But garbage in the sea
Boats crashing into me
And poachers of the seas
Are all my enemies!

I wish I could be a manatee!
Live contentedly!
Swim in shallow tropic seas.
But my biggest fear.
Is that we’ll disappear
Save us or there’ll be
No more manatee to see!

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