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Climate change song

Hey guys, this is that song I was describing to you on Tuesday about global climate change and the need for renewable energy. I included the lyrics as well in case you can’t listen to the song or just simply don’t want to listen.

This is an expedition,
Into the Arctic tundra!
This is a sickening mission, Yeah!
Just to spoil and plunder!

That’s the sound of another door shutting in,
In the face of progress, in the face of progress.
They’ll plant their flags, in the sea bed.
Shackleton is rolling in his grave…
That’s the sound of another door shutting in,
In the face of progress, in the face of progress.
They’ll plant their flags, in the sea bed.
Shackleton is rolling in his grave.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’re all addicted the the most abused and destructive drug
Of all time,
And I ain’t talking about class A’s – that business is just miniscule when
Compared!
And just like any addict desperate to get his next fix,
We resort to committing crimes to secure our next hit!

You know there’s oil in the ice!
You know there’s oil in my eyes!
You know there’s blood on my hands!
Yeah! We’re all addicted!
Yeah! We’re all dependent!
That’s maniac standpoint!
Psychotic outlook.
That’s maniac standpoint!
Psychotic outlook.
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/e/enter_shikari/arguing_with_thermometers.html ]
That’s the sound of another door shutting in,
In the face of progress, in the face of progress.
They’ll plant their flags, in the sea bed.
Shackleton is rolling in his grave…
That’s the sound of another door shutting in,
In the face of progress, in the face of progress.
They’ll plant their flags, in the sea bed.
Shackleton is rolling in his grave.

So lemme get this straight; as we witness the ice-caps melt,

Instead of being spurred into changing our ways,

We’re gonna invest into military hardware to fight for the remaining oil that’s
Left beneath the ice!

But what happens when it’s all gone! You haven’t thought this through,
Have you boys!

We’ll take you down!
We’ll take you down!
We’ll take you down!
Stand your ground!

You know there’s oil in the ice!
You know there’s oil in my eyes!
You know there’s blood on my hands!
Yeah! We’re all addicted!
Yeah! We’re all dependent!
That’s maniac standpoint!
Psychotic outlook.
That’s maniac standpoint!
Psychotic outlook.

Back to the drawing board boys,
Accept nothing short of complete reversal.
Dig deep!

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4 thoughts on “Climate change song

  1. This is a case in which rock music as a method of policy discourse comes up a bit short. I could write it this way:

    ASSERTION!!!
    REALLY STRONG ASSERTION!!!
    I FEEL REALLY STRONGLY ABOUT THIS!!!
    THIS THING WHICH IS MY ASSERTION!!!!

  2. sethbrake on said:

    I’m going to have to come to the defense of metal. I actually am not too sympathetic to the anti-oil message, but if you want to make a point about oil in song, it doesn’t have to sound like that: Case in point:

    A metal song about our society’s dependence on oil and environmental destruction that (in my opinion) sounds better and makes a slightly stronger case.

    “Deep Water Horizon”

    We have to wait
    For a dying day
    Full of black decay
    We’ll find a way
    To become aware
    Breathing tainted air
    We change the lanes
    In every second of our lives

    We lost our minds
    We’ll taste the water brine
    All for the silver shine
    Can’t stay the same
    Should end this bloody game
    Bare in the venom rain
    To fuel the greed to feed the hungered has it’s price

    There’s the feeling once again
    The day where black and white began
    Await the ending of our everlasting violence
    We’ve all been healing from the pain
    From all the misery and constraint
    We’re inhaling fumes again
    So don’t deny it

    Lies will unwind
    The verity you’ll find
    Upon the moor resigned
    Primary gain
    Comes with a thousand slain
    All for the greater vain
    Without the horror causing hazard we’ll survive

    Whatever lies ahead
    We will face tomorrow
    Then every all delusions end

    All of this was foreseen
    Give in
    Have to break the chain of grief

    You
    Born to be free
    You decide
    All are free
    Time to chance
    Nothing or all
    The clock is racing on
    The pace is very strong
    Our borrowed time is gone
    The dawn of sharing all our power has arrived

    We’re all inhaling fumes again
    And there the black and white will end

    AGAIN: THIS IS NOT A DEFENSE OF THE ANTI-OIL MESSAGE, BUT OF METAL AS METHOD OF POLICY DISCOURSE. (disclosure over)

  3. I’m glad you posted the lyrics because I couldn’t really understand anything that guy said. I love bands with political views in their song lyrics – because most of their fans probably don’t even realize what it’s really about and just sing along.

  4. Once again… oh my. I prefer bands that hold their craft of music above their political motivations. I believe the only people who should be compelled by political motivations on a constant basis are politicians, not musicians, preachers, or engineers. I see music as more than a median for a political message? Am I right?

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