Enter the wild with care, my love and speak the things you see Let new names take and root and thrive and grow And even as you travel far from heather, crag and river May you like the little fisher set the stream alight with glitter May you enter now as otter without falter into water Look to the sky with care, my love and speak the things you see Let new names take and root and thrive and grow And even as you journey on past dying stars exploding Like the gilded one in flight, leave your little gifts of light And in the dead of night my darling, find the gleaming eye of starling Like the little aviator, sing your heart to all dark matter Walk through the world with care, my love and sing the things you see Let new names take and root and thrive and grow And even as you stumble through machair sands eroding Let the fern unfurl your grieving, let the heron still your breathing Let the selkie swim you deeper, oh my little silver-seeker Even as the hour grows bleaker, be the singer and the speaker And in city and in forest, let the larks become your chorus And when every hope is gone, let the raven call you home
note: The underlined words in the song lyrics are among the many words related to nature that were removed from Oxford University Press's Junior Dictionary in the 2000s to make space for trendy internet-related words. It may be that even more words in the song were removed; those are just the ones specifically mentioned in short lists of such words included in news coverage such as in the below links.
project: The Lost Words Project [Lost Words]
recording: The Lost Words collective [YouTube]
background: Controversy over update to Oxford junior dictionary (Dec 2008) [It's A Crime]
background: Oxford junior dictionary replaces natural words (Jan 2015) [The Guardian]
background: excerpt from Robert Macfarlane's Word Hoard (Feb 2015) [The Guardian]