"We can build a land from the ground up..."

From the Ground Up is an original Minecraft song animated and produced by Slamacow. It is sung and written by Laura Shigihara. (Youtube). The video was uploaded on November 25, 2012 and currently has over 16 million views.

The story is about a couple who must save their crumbling world from the Ender Dragon's attack.


[Verse 1]
Yesterday it rained
Watched everything wash away
It took some time to dry
Before I could feel okay

I used all my tools
Foundation of clay
You kept digging this hole
But climbing's not my forte

Take what you need
We can fight our enemies
But we have to hurry before
the world crumbles around us

Take my hand
We can build a land from the ground up
I don't even mind
leaving it behind us
Watch and wait and work until it all falls down

[Verse 2]
Today the sky fell
Clouds in disarray
I put back all the blue
Before the sun could complain

There were stars everywhere
Zombies at my gate
Now that the end is near
Nothing left to do but wait

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Are we prepared?
Are we there?
Do you even care
Now I am afraid, but it's okay
The world crumbles around us

(repeat pre-chorus and chorus)

Plot Edit

A couple in a hardcore Minecraft world are getting old and have watched their son (Steve) grow up. However, one day, their peaceful life is shattered by the arrival of the Ender Dragon. The Dragon has escaped his prison in the End dimension and is now attacking the Overworld. The couple looks back and remembers the times they had together. They try to hide in their castle. In the end, the Ender Dragon kills them.

Soon they both wake up on a peaceful beach. Both the man and the woman are young now. Realizing their old world has been destroyed and this is their new world, they set off to start living in this new server.


  • You realize at the end of the video that the couple's adventures took place in a hardcore world, which is why they had to start over again in a new world.
  • You see a picture of Steve and a pig which is refercing to the song "Cube World"


"From the Ground Up" - An Original Minecraft Song by Laura Shigihara (PvZ composer) Music Video

"From the Ground Up" - An Original Minecraft Song by Laura Shigihara (PvZ composer) Music Video