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Feb 01

@350.org #ClimateDots – May 5th 2012 – Songs

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Phil Ochs wrote protest songs. This is Phil Ochs music and my words for climate Impacts day @350.org

Outside of a small circle of friends…

Look outside the window at the rain that’s pouring down
climate change is happening, there’s flooding all around
maybe we could recognize that carbon’s out of hand
but that just might be radical, we’d have to take a stand
and I’m sure it doesn’t interest anybody outside of a small circle of friends

Driving down the highway see the forest turning brown
beetles munch into the wood and take those pine trees down
maybe we should raise our voice and ask somebody why
but occupy takes too much time, besides we like to fly
and I’m sure it doesn’t interest anybody outside of a small circle of friends

Now, I have heard that Canada’s a place called Harperland
with tankers on the coast, dirty oil from tar and sand
maybe we should call a stop to digging up the soil
but we gotta move and we might get sued if we don’t sell China oil
and I’m sure it doesn’t interest anybody outside of a small circle of friends

At the last election when they fixed the vote with lies
and cut off all democracy, they rob the storehouse blind
maybe we should ask some questions, maybe shed a tear
but I can’t bet a penny, that it will not happen here
and I’m sure it doesn’t interest anybody out side of a small circle of friends

so drive on down the highway see the forest turning brown
beetles munch into the wood and take those pine trees down
maybe we should raise our voice and ask somebody why
but Occupy takes too much time besides we like to fly
and I’m sure it doesn’t interest anybody outside of a small circle of friends

 

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Pipelines, Tankers and Tar Sand- words and Music – Priscilla Judd

C we got the whole world in our hands cause
G7 we got oil in the big tar sands and we
C want to C7 know where F Canada D7 goes
with the G7 whole world in our hand

C We got the whole world looking to see if
F we got the right kind of energy so we
C want a say where Canada stands with the
G7 whole world in our C hand

gonna C7 build them pipelines? C7 NO NO NO
gonna F fill them tankers? D7 Ho Ho Ho
gonna C sell our oil for the corporate moil?
Hey G7 NO NO NO no C no

C We got the whole world on our land we got
G7 Chinese money in the big tar sands getting
C Chinese C7 workers digging F bitumen D7 crude –
slave labour just G7 might be rude

gonna C build them pipelines? C7 NO NO NO
gonna F fill them tankers? D7 Ho Ho Ho
gonna C wash our soil with tar and oil?
Hey G7 NO NO NO no C no

We F got hearings all over this land we got
C Stephen Harper with a great big plan gonna
D7 lock us out – gonna hear us shout
with the whole worlds in our hand G7

gonna C build them pipelines? C7 NO NO NO
gonna F fill them tankers? D7 Ho Ho Ho
gonna C spoil our coast with tar and oil?
Say G7 NO NO NO no C no

C we got the whole world’s climate change and we
G7 have heard it again and again that
C the whole world’s C7 going where F Canada D7 stands
shipping G7 oil from the big tar sand

gonna C build them pipelines? C7 NO NO NO
gonna F fill them tankers? D7 Ho Ho Ho
gonna C sell our SOUL for jobs in oil?
Hey G7 NO NO NO no C no

F the whole world’s getting what Canada’s planned – if we
C don’t slow down in the big tar sand – and we
D7 want to say where Canada stands – when the whole world’s in our hand G7

gonna C build them pipelines? C7 NO NO NO
gonna F fill them tankers? D7 Ho Ho Ho
gonna C spoil our coast with tar and oil?
Hey G7 NO NO NO no no C NO

 

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