Fast Track Blues

Good things take a long time, long time don’t you know? Trouble can come on fast, but good things happen slow. Get off that fast track,  mmm-mmm Big train is a comin’, called the TPP, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and baby, it ain’t free. Get off of that Fast Track,  no TPP. Corporations and … [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...]

Too Much Skin

It’s getting warmer every year From carbon in the atmosphere. But Congress doesn’t want to hear About the  situation. Oh, fire and flood and heat and drought, Too trivial to think about. But science now has figured out The fashion implications. CHORUS: A quandary, you cannot scoff: the … [Read more...]

What Do You Mean By Freedom?

Don’t you like liberty? Don’t you want us to be free? Well let me see… what do you mean by freedom?  I think you should pay your share But you want laissez-faire You’re on the air… what do you mean by freedom? A certain kind of freedom May bring you happiness. You get all the … [Read more...]

Democracy is Not For Sale

Let me tell you a story, about the USA, How our Supreme Court tried to betray. But we called to tell you, baby you got mail, Because our democracy is not for sale! Citizens United, now McCutcheon too, Representation, for just a few. But We the People are  the holy grail, And our democracy … [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...]

Willie Sutton’s Blues

Willie Sutton robbed the banks, that's where the money was. He got away a hundred times or more. But Willie only robbed the rich, some say a noble cause. He would never stoop to robbing from the poor. And if he were   alive today We'd really see him blush, To see the way the banks today Are … [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...]

Better Keep It Clean

You may like coffee, and you may like tea, Hurricane or home brew, it's the same to me. You can ask anyone to validate: They're all made out of water, and they all taste great. You've got to be some kind of crazy fool To mix it up with mercury and fossil fuel, Arsenic and tar sands, and … [Read more...]

Just Say No to GMO !

CHORUS:  Just say no, to GMO’ 'cause Monsanto has got to go Want to see it on the label Say no, say no, say no, to GMO When I go down to the grocery store, Healthy food’s what I’m looking for, Don’t want it modified! I don’t want pesticide! But what I’ve learned about GMOs, Don’t you … [Read more...]