Seattle, Don’t Back Down!

Everyone else has gone, But Shell Oil’s still hanging on. Every day they roll the dice, Melt away the Arctic ice. And now Shell Oil is at your door. They want to drill on the ocean floor. Seattle, Seattle don’t back down! Just do the math and you will learn We’ve got more than we can … [Read more...]

Only a Fool

I wake up in the morning, Feel like a V.I.P. Falling on my rooftop, Falling down on me, Sunshine makes my power During all the daylight hours. Only a fool would pay for fuel When you can get it for free. Sun runs my household. Soon it’s gonna drive my car. It’s right there, it’s … [Read more...]

The Climate Gamblers

Well hello, Mr. Chairman, Good men and women. Now we are gathered here To prevent a crime. You’ve got  to wash your hands, Get rid of all your carbon. Come to the altar now. Your life is on the line. You know you can’t dispute it. You can’t refute it. CO2 is poisoning The … [Read more...]

Song for West Virginia

In the old times,   In the coal mines, When the rich come around, Give you pennies, take your rivers, Take your mountains down. Take their pleasure, take your treasure, To them it’s only a game. Keep you barefoot in chains, Keep you barefoot in chains. Now it’s oil trains, now it’s … [Read more...]

What’s in a Number?

                                  What’s in a number? I’ll give you a clue It’s pretty important To know one or two. Ninety-eight point six Or a hundred and five Makes  all the difference In staying alive. Our planet is warming, And science foresees We’d better stay inside Of two … [Read more...]

Only Love Will Save this Place

In the ashes of the garden, In the zones of sacrifice, These harsh, polluted places Once passed for paradise. You’ll never see the GDP Save a soul from waste. Only love will save this place. When corporations raise the flag, When blighted empires rise, When bankers, squeeze, extracting … [Read more...]

Biosphere

Oh, the world is very big, very big, very large, And the mountains very tall, very tall. And the ocean very deep, very deep and very wide, And people seem so small, very small.                            But the space we’re living in is as thin as your skin. The biosphere is what it is … [Read more...]

That Is Not The Case

To the president,   the world outside Would like to know if you are satisfied. The great extinction is right on course, The great extinction is right on course. Just how a person can be so smart, And so foolish that it breaks your heart, To Keep poisoning the atmosphere, Keep poisoning the … [Read more...]

Long Has The Earth

Long has the grass been growin', And the wind been blowin', Long has the earth been rolling 'round. And long has the rain been coming down, Long has the rain been coming down. But you know, I can't remember Trees blooming in December, Though we pretend to disagree. Just can't burn in one … [Read more...]

The Great Cartel of Carbon

There's never been a storm so hard As crushed the Philippines. And every island nation Knows exactly what it means. The floods in Colorado, Fires in Yosemite, We watch them from our living rooms On MSNBC. CHORUS: It's tough, the magic Carbon Cartel must say adieu, So sad to  tell, the … [Read more...]