Friday, February 29, 2008

A song/prose from Jayme Thomas (not the skater, my girlfriends sister)

Governments and multinationals
Corrupt and twist women and men
Are going to bring this planet
To a premature end

With their selfishness and greed
They destroy anything of worth
Are you just going to sit and watch
Their rape of mother earth?

They just could't care less
About the ecological devastation
Inflicted by their insane striving
For profit maximisation

We've got to fight back
We've got to give resistance
Or they'll pollute and exploite
Our world out of existance

Industrial accidents and radiation leaks
So babies are born as freaks
Like the Re-Chen babies with one eye
Or those who Windscale called before their time

And the petrol is full of lead
So kids grow up wrong in the head
And aerosols destroy the ozone layer
No protection - no we're layed bare

And nuclear waste is dumped into the sea
A slow poison for you and me
And what was once fertile land
Has now turned to desert sand

And acid rain pours from the sky
So whole forests wither and die
And dirty cities grey and drab
Cover the land like concrete scabs

And toxic chemicals are pumped into streams
Death where once life would have been
The whole situation has got out of hand
So go green and make your stand

And it seems you couldn't care less
That our earth is in such a mess
It makes me wonder how long it will take
Before you finally awake

Please, please you got to open your eyes
because you've got to realise
Exactly what those in power got planned
This is the last chance to make your stand

Now that we see what's going on
We've got to stop them and we aint got long
This isn't something just to sing about
because our time is running out...

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