Thursday, 11 July 2019

Scarred world





A scarred World

Animals and insects are in decline;
It’s not a good time to be a porcupine,
A lion, an orangutan, a colobus monkey,
An eagle or bumble bee.
Habitation disappearing everywhere;
If animals were people there would be despair;
Will there be a tiger, a gorilla,
Or a polar bear
When there’s nothing there?

Oh baby baby it’s a scarred world
(Fossil fuels and palm oil)
We’re not here for a very long time
(Pesticides in the soil)
Oh baby baby it’s a scarred world
(Plastic floating in the sea)
And the state that we leave it in, is like a crime
(Polyester industry)

Schoolchildren protesting in the street,
Conservationists with politicians meet,
Climate change is devastating; it’s clearly
A global emergency
And then an orange man in the USA
Say’s that it was bound to happen anyway;
Business is guiltless, in spite of what
The bleeding hearts say;
It’s here to stay

Oh baby baby it’s a scarred world
(Children breathing poisoned air)
We’re all only here for a little while
(Powerful people made aware)
Oh baby baby it’s a scarred world
(But even if they really care)
Our toxic waste is an ever growing pile
(It’s getting now beyond repair)

Oh baby baby it’s a scarred world
(Climate change deniers now)
Trails of carbon are all we leave behind
(Walk the corridors of power)
Oh baby baby it’s a scarred world
(To big business they bow)
There’s always an option of choosing to be blind
(And make the world a cash-cow)

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