THE GIFT OF LIFE
Words & Music - Phil Garland
© Kiwi Music
So long Kevin Kiwi, your life was not in vain,
You are our country's emblem so your memory will remain.
When I heard your mates were dying it was so hard to believe,
What can we do to help prevent a huge catastrophe.
Pass the hat around amongst family and friends,
It's time to work together before this story ends.
Every contribution helps our little spotted mate,
The gift of life is something we can all appreciate.
The kiwi is a special bird - although he cannot fly,
The sporting logo he inspires is truly flying high.
Kevin needs protection, it's time to make a stand,
We must learn to play our part and lend a helping hand.
The Bush is almost silent where kevin once roamed free,
How will our kids identify a bird they've never seen.
Possums, stoats and weasels may seem cute and small,
Send them back where they belong, we don't want them here at all.
Wake up New Zealand, before it gets too late,
If we want to save our Kiwis, we must learn to shut the gate.
Keep your family pets inside. don't ever let them roam,
If we want Kevin to survive, then training starts at home.