Move all your money
Out of *[Wells Fargo] today!
Vote with your money
’Cause that’s the American way.
We’ll show the bankers
Who fund the black snake and its slime
That we don’t want them using our money
For the Dakota oil pipeline.

Move all your money
Out of *[Wells Fargo] today!
They’d poison our water,
But “water is life” we all say.
We’ve come to tell them,
That all life is sacred, for sure,
And they will learn they can’t drink their money
When the water is no more.

We’ve come to *[Raleigh],
Peaceful and prayerful we stand,
To say to *[Wells Fargo]:
Standing Rock’s our native land.
So we’ll move all our money,
And *[Wells Fargo] can go take a hike!
They will learn their lesson when the oil spills,
**MNI WICONI! WATER IS LIFE!

*[Substitute name of bank or city as appropriate]

**M-nee wich-o’nee

Donald Trump is president
He’ll make America great again
He promised, he threatened to build a great wall
Don’t worry, don’t fret cause

Mexico will pay for it all
Mass deportations must take place
Disappearing-immigrants-without-a-trace
Replacing each brown with a white face

Make America white again!

No longer must we be P.C.
Our speech is now unchained and free
Rape culture and race jokes are so very cool
It’s time for straight white men

To remember they’re the ones who rule
Rude and crude is what we are
We celebrate it near and far
Victory in the culture war

Make America cruel again!

All hail strongman Donald Trump
As cozy as a cancer lump
All data of Muslims, he’ll keep on a list
He’ll know where to find them

Just-in-case-they-try-to-protest
And if they fled from civil wars
To them he will shut our doors
Return them to the blood and gore

Make America white again!

Now that Trump is president
We wonder where our troubles went
Climate change is a hoax from China he thinks
Those scientists are dummies

He bellows with a stinky wink
And Sarah Palin’s the energy wonk
Don’t count on her to drain the swamp
Drill Baby Drill’s her only song

Make the Earth unlivable!

As a Real He-Man, Donald Trump
Gets to grab just what he wants
If women don’t like it
They’d better shut up

They’re here for his pleasure
Not to lift their own lives up
No more abortion right to choose
Who cares if men, their wives abuse
Get ready, all your rights to lose

We want total patriarchy again!

But if to you the good old days
Feel more like a foul disgrace
Raise your voice in protest
And do not wait

If all join together
We won’t have to accept this fate
We must let the whole world know
That Donald Trump will have to go
Put an end to his hate crime show

Make America great…..for……..all!!!

When Standing Rock…can live in peace
When Standing Rock can live in peace
Oh how I want to be in that number
When Standing Rock can live in peace

When no pipeline … comes near their land
When no pipeline comes near their land
Oh how I want to be in that number
When no pipeline comes near their land

When construcTION… stops here and now
When construcTION stops here and now
Oh how I want to be in that number
When construcTION stops here and now

Oh when Obama makes it halt
Oh when Obama makes it halt
Oh how I want to be in that number
Yes when Obama makes it halt

When water’s safe …from pipeline leaks
When water’s safe from pipeline leaks
Oh how I wan’t to be in that number
When water’s safe from pipeline leaks

When oil shipments … don’t spoil the earth
When oil shipments don’t spoil the earth
Oh how I want to be in that number
When oil shipments don’t spoil the earth

Author; Vicki Ryder
Tune; Which Side Are You On?

CHORUS:
The people or the pipeline? Which side are you on?
The people or the profiteers? Which side are you on?
To sacred lands and burial grounds, the native people come,
And we’ll stand in solidarity until their fight is won.

CHORUS
They gather now at Standing Rock, tribes from throughout the land,
To keep their water and their homes from greedy corporate hands.

CHORUS
Dakota Access Pipeline, your profits bring you shame;
You bulldoze and you terrorize, all in money’s name.

CHORUS
You set your dogs upon the people, and they get thrown in jail,
But they’ll stand and fight with all their might until they do prevail.

CHORUS
Water is a sacred trust, without it we’ll all die;
So we can’t allow that pipeline ’neath the North Dakota sky.

CHORUS
Many hundred years ago you forced them from their homes,
Now they’re rising up to say “No More,” this land you cannot own.

Chorus #1:

Look out! ’Cause we are growing bolder!

We’re gaining strength as we grow older!

Our steps they might be slow,

And ’though our boobs are hanging low,

We are Raging Grannies strong!

 

It’s economic equity we’re raging for today.

Billionaires get richer while we struggle for fair pay.

While people sleep on sidewalks, Grannies seek another way...

We are Raging Grannies strong!

 

Chorus #2:

Look out! ’Cause we are growing bolder!

We’re gaining strength as we grow older!

You can throw us into jail, but by our numbers we’ll prevail.

We are Raging Grannies strong!

 

They tell us that the TPP’s a benefit for all
But corp’rate power always trumps the rights of one and all.

With loss of jobs and secret courts, it’s such a lousy call...

So spread the word it’s wrong.

REPEAT CHORUS #2

 

Climate change is here to stay; it’s hot as hell today!

In other places, homes and farms are being washed away.

Glaciers melt and oceans rise... disasters every day...

And the poor are the first to pay.

REPEAT CHORUS #2

 

Anyone can buy a gun; they’re easy to obtain;

Children get their hands on them, they think it’s just a game.

We’ve got to fight the NRA, they really are insane.

We are Raging Grannies strong!

REPEAT CHORUS #2

 

An unelected manager
In Flint, Michigan
Switched its source of water to
The filthy River Flint
.
Drinking water full of lead
And Legionnaire’s disease
Saved the town a bit of dough
The governor was pleased
.
Most residents of Flint are black
So they don’t really count
Their city’s debts must be repaid
Their rights, the state could flout
.
The governor apologized
To Flint and all the land
Lead poisoning and early death
Were not what he had planned
.
Or so he claimed, but history
Tells a different tale
The manager and governor’s staff
Revealed it in emails
.
The people wrote and called and went
To meetings by the score
Toting jugs of water foul
But they were black and poor
.
These people now have dire needs
To meet them it will cost
Lead poisoning won’t go away
There’s so much they have lost
.
They need special ed services,
And ongoing healthcare
Flint’s debts are now more than repaid
The state must pick up its share.

This land is your land
This land is my land
We don't want oil trains
Where we work AND play
If we don't speak out
Against those oi-yul trains
Big Oil is gonna have its way

This land is our land
They can't co-opt it
For greedy fat cats
To make a profit
This land is our land
They can't destro-oy it
We CAN NOT let them have their way

As we were riding
The train this morning
Looked out the window
and it was gorgeous
But with crude oi-yul
It could be po-i-soned
Let's make sure we don't see that day

CHORUS:
The Grannies are swarming with warnings of warming.
It's time we're reforming our country's great shame.
So we’ll keep performing our global informing
'Til they stop deforming the earth in our name.

The Grannies are raging in (NAME YOUR TOWN) today,
To sing for the Earth in our Granny-like way....
With humor and hats and with voices raised high,
We sing for the planet, the seas, and the sky.

REPEAT CHORUS

We sing for our children and grandchildren, too,
And our voices ring out clear and strong with the news
That capitalism is fouling our land,
So we must change the system -- that's the Grannies' demand.

REPEAT CHORUS

I’m in the mood to frack
Simply because I’m greedy
Honey, ‘cause when we’re greedy
Who cares what others lack.

Who cares if earth should quake
Water forever dark brown? Though
values go down in YOUR town
I’m in the mood to frack.

Why stop to think of whether
Earth may dry up and bake
That problem is another’s
I’ll be gone then
Meantime I’ll take.

Who cares what problems track,
If water is poisoned forever
That’s not my care - no, never
‘Cause I’m in the mood to frack.

(Note: Sing slowly and lovingly.
The note for Though is the same as for brown.)

When I sit down for breakfast

I look into my bowl

Expecting to see corn flakes

But instead I see a... [spoken] genetically modified organism.

 

And when I take my lunch break

I eat a BLT

But instead of eating lettuce

I’m surprised to find a... [spoken] genetically modified organism

 

At supper time I’m ready

For grandma’s hearty stew

So you can just imagine

My reaction to these... [spoken] genetically modified organisms.

 

We don’t want to be eating

Monsanto’s GMOs.

We want the right to choose what’s good,

‘Cause heaven only knows

What GMOs will do to us,

And to our Grandkids, too.

So we say label all our food!

We’re tired of getting screwed!

 

[Alternate last lines for the meek: “Give GMOs the boot!” or “It’s up to me and you.”]

 

 

 

Intro: And now, a word from the 1% on what’s new and exciting in coal mining!

 

Behead every mountain

There’s coal in there

Dump it in the valley

We don’t really care

 

You can scream climate change

Let us know how that goes

Energy from the sun

Really steps on our toes

 

Lots of air pollution

The water’s full of crap

We privatize the profits

And socialize a trap
We must forever stay rich

So if you all use the wind

For your energy needs

Then we won’t be your friend

 

The Appalachian Mountains

Must resemble the moon

For us to get our cash out

And it can’t be too soon! [slow]

Polar bears are drowning daily,

Glaciers melting everywhere.

Hell on earth is what awaits us

And Congress doesn’t seem to care.

Earth has a fever

Fever like Sandy, fever like a massive drought

New York City, underwater,

May be what it’s all about.

 

The Koch brothers pay their flunkies

To call it all a lot of bunk

But independent scientists

Insist that they are full of junk.

Earth has a fever

Fever like Katrina, fever like a massive drought

Entire countries, underwater,

May be how it will turn out.

 

Climatologists from the U.N

Wrote the truth for all to know

But the fossil-foolish lobbies

Don’t like it so it has to go

They’ve got a fever

Fever in the wallet, fever in the bank account

Too much money, in their pockets

That is what it’s all about

Capitalist cronies

Are not our BFFs

Don’t want us to be free

Make deals like TPP

That’s Trans-Pacific

Partnership, to be clear

The jobs that we have here

We’ll have no more.

 

Clean air and water

Will soon be luxuries

Farewell to workers’ rights

In TP Paradise

That’s Toilet Paper

Revving up climate change

Our world they’ll rearrange

Once unconstrained.

 

We are the NNP

That’s Ninety Nine Percent

We must make a choice

Let’s generate some noise

For human beings

And the environment

Let’s show the one percent

The exit door!

Free markets must be able to indulge their every whim

Environmental laws and regs will bring a future grim

Planet liveability is not our concern

Because for us, the key concept is me, me, me, me

Count on us for naught unless it profits me

 

That global warming is a mess we’ll no longer deny

But if you tell us fix it now our answer will be why?

Our children and our grandkids too, let’s leave it up to them

True believers in the market free are we, are we

Devotees of the market free

 

Geothermal, wind and solar are such deadly bores

Energy efficiency just makes us want to snore

But if you mention nuclear our ears will perk right up

It comes with a lovely subsidy, subsidy

We adore the fat taxpayer subsidy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O Crucible of Specious Lies

Tune of America The Beautiful

O crucible of specious lies
And greedy raves of gain,
Where dollars vote, there freedom dies,
Washed down the swirling drain.
America! America!
They shed disgrace on thee,
And drown thy good in pools of blood
Across the shining sea.

Where dutiful in riot gear,
They wield their pepper spray,
Their stun grenades, as they draw near
Amid the asphalt fray.
America! America!
They shed disgrace on thee
Debase their soul in crowd-control,
Crush law and liberty.

O bounty for the financier,
The laws corruption bought!
For none but self, they gain each year,
A tempest they have wrought.
America! America!
They shed disgrace on thee,
While they their rancid oil refine,
Tar-crusted dies the sea.

Granny Paige and the Raging Grannies of Greater Westerly, Rhode Island

Fiscal Cliff Talk

Tune of Little Boxes

Fis- cal cliff talk as the globe warms,
Fis- cal cliff talk as they dil- ly dal- ly,
Fis- cal cliff talk on the bube tube,
Fis- cal cliff talk is a scam.
There's the wild fires and the dust bowl,
And the heat waves and the hur- ri- canes,
And the pols seem but to dil- ly dal- ly,
And they all want just the same.

Fis- cal cliff talk on the bube tube,
Fis- cal cliff talk but to dil- ly dal- ly,
Fis- cal cliff talk, fis- cal cliff talk,
Fis- cal cliff talk is a scam.
There's the Blue Dogs and the Red Dogs,
And the Dem talk and the Re- pub talk,
And they all seem but to dil- ly dal- ly,
And they all want just the same.

See the peo- ple on the bube tube
Car- ry wa- ter for the ru- ling class --,
Me- di- care cuts, Me- di- caid cuts,
Pay- offs for gi- gan- tic greed.
And there's home loans and there's stu- dent loans,
And the debt col- lec- tors a- gen- cies,
'Cuz the rich need their en- ti- tle- ments --.
Let the com- mon good be damned!

With aus- te- ri- ty and with deep cuts,
They shall tear up so- cial safe- ty nets --.
For all dra- ma 'bout pos- te- ri- ty,
Fis- cal cliff talk is a scam.
With their pipe- lines and their tar sands,
They will sell off the en- vi- ron- ment,
But they don't care 'bout pos- ter- i- ty --,
As they buy and sell the Earth.

Granny Paige and the Raging Grannies of Greater Westerly, Rhode Island

Oh, give us a beach
Where oil spills can’t reach,
And there’s no sticky goo on the sand,
Where children can play,
And the birds and fish stay
Free from harm... that’s our simple demand.

CHORUS:

        No frackin’! No way!
        We say keep those frackers away!
        We say NO to those rigs
        And those comp’nies so big!
        Mother Earth still comes first in our land.

There are so many ways
To make power these days
From the wind and the sun, don’t you see?
Let’s stop hydrofracking
And mountaintop hacking
Let’s treat the Earth as it should be.

REPEAT CHORUS

Getting to know them
Getting to know all about them
Getting to wish we’d never heard of their name
They say they’re a “party” but this party’s no fun
There are so many frightening things
That the Tea Party brings
To our world!

Denial of science,
Like legitimate rapists
Who can’t make a baby, if gals would only resist
And planetwide warming’s a fantasy of Al  Gore’s
And lots of others, too many to note
They keep trying to shove down our throats
There’s no way!

What can we do now
With our terrible knowledge
Stand up and protest, like never before
Like Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and Wisconsin
Let’s use our First Amendment rights
Or else watch them vanish from sight
Now’s the time!

Clean air, clean water, a liveable planet
Healthcare for all and a lot of mass transit
Enough food for everyone, that’s what we sing
These are a few of our favorite things

Union protection for ev-e-ry worker
Born here or somewhere else, why should it matter
Funding for artists and scientists too
Of our fav’rite things, these are a few

But hatred of gays, blacks and women
Makes us feel so bad
And as we keep losing our favorite things
It all makes us really MAD!

Occupy Wall Street stood up to the banksters
Who are not as nice as a mouth full of cankers
Wisconsin workers, they thrilled us to bits
But most of the time we’re scared out of our wits!

There’s unemployment, a broiling planet
And Tea Party jerks
And as we all rocket back to the 10th century
We’re screaming this really HURTS!

PCBs, you’re under our skin,
Nuclear waste, you’re deep in the hearts of us
So deep in our hearts, you’re really a part of us
We’ve got you, under our skin

Pesticides, you’re in there too,
Genetically engineered food, what do we do with you?
Smog, dioxin, and diesel emissions too
We’ve got you, inside our lungs [cough]

(BREAK -- uses the other melody)

Don’t you know, my friends, we must stop this trend;
Our world is polluted, It can’t be disputed;
And we must spread the word, and we can’t be deterred by polluters,
Who must be defeated; And we’ll get them out of our skin

[I wrote this song for the Triangle Grannies to sing at a public hearing on a proposed rate hike of 18.6% by Duke Energy, our local power company (monopoly). Despite record-breaking CEO salaries and bonuses in the multi-millions, they are crying poor. While this is a local struggle, I think the song has potential for being adapted for other struggles, as well.]

We’re the Raging Grannies and we’ve come to have our say,
To speak out for the people and to tell you there’s no way
To justify a rate hike for Duke Energy today…
No rate hike! No way!”

CHORUS:
         So listen to the people and just turn the rate hike down.
         We don’t want their toxic power plants polluting all our towns.
         We demand that you all listen to the citizens today:
         “No rate hike! No way!”

The bosses at Duke Energy grow richer every day;
They’re rakin’ in the millions and they now want us to pay.
They got a rate hike last year and they’ll get one next year, too.
That’s a thirty percent increase that they want from me and you!
REPEAT CHORUS

They’re burning coal and natural gas and it’s so plain to see
That they’re wrecking our environment and our economy.
They shouldn’t be rewarded for their wasteful business plans;
They’ll build toxic plants that should be banned.
REPEAT CHORUS

 If you cave in now to their demands there’ll be no end in sight
To the rate hikes that they’ll take from us; that gives us quite a fright!
They’ll be building nuclear power plants with ou-ur hard-earned dough,
Fukashima should have taught us that’s a crazy way to go.
REPEAT CHORUS 

So Westchester people we want you to hear,
How Entergy’s hiding the facts from all near.
We know this old plant has now had it’s day.
Continuing leaks there will make us all pay.
So why are we waiting? [PAUSE]
Let’s close the plant down!
For the times they do need a changin’!

The fish they are dying, the fault line is near.
Spent fuel pools are full, and are open and bare.
We can’t get away if a problem appears.
There's too many people, and few roads to share.
The time is a wasting! [PAUSE]
Let’s find a new way!
For the times they do need a changin’!

Now NRC members we want you to hear,
Indian Point has been failing for many a year.
Fukushima’s a signal of what might be in sight.
Please listen, take note, and do what is right! [PAUSE]
The people around here
Are depending on you!
For the times they do need a changin’!

[ONE VOICE] PLEASE DO NOT RELICENSE INDIAN POINT!

Sung at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) meeting to relicense the Indian Point nuclear facility, one of the oldest nuclear facilities in the United States.
(Nuclear Information and Resource Service: http://www.nirs.org/)

(Hand motions are in square brackets.)

You better watch out! [ONE FINGER]
Raise up a cry! [FIST ]
Nukes aren't safe. [SHAKE FINGER] I'm telling you why.
There is no safe [SHAKE HEAD] lower limit ... at all! [OPEN ARMS, PALMS UP]

New facts are now in. Folks just didn't know. [SHAKE HEAD]
The death rate spikes, [RAISE HAND] when the radiation's low.
There is no safe [SHAKE HEAD] lower limit ... at all! [OPEN ARMS, PALMS UP]

(CHORUS)
Does the NRC protect me? [HAND ON CHEST]
Or protect the industry? [GESTURE TO LEFT]
The collective dose and deaths,
Should be counted by the NRC!

Plutonium dust from weaponry … [GESTURE TO LEFT]
Releases from nukes run properly … [GESTURE TO RIGHT]
There is no safe [SHAKE HEAD] lower limit ... at all! [OPEN ARMS, PALMS UP]

(CHORUS)
No choice or compensation; [SHAKE HEAD]
All our lives at stake. [OPEN HAND, PALM UP]
That's morally, ethically wrong! [ONE FINGER]
Shut down nukes [FIST] for goodness sake!

[ONE VOICE] Switzerland is! [ONE VOICE] Germany is!

You better watch out! [ONE FINGER]
Raise up a cry! [FIST]
Nukes aren't safe. [SHAKE FINGER] I'm telling you why.
[SLOWLY] THERE IS NO SAFE [SHAKE HEAD] LOWER LIMIT

... AT ALL! [OPEN ARMS, PALMS UP]

The Raging Grannies ... and Their Friends in Westchester County NY have one of the oldest nuclear facilities in the US right in their neighborhood. It is up for relicensing. This song was sung at the local Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC) meeting held shortly after the Fukushima disaster.

Reference: 2010 Recommendations of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, "The Health Effects of Exposure to Low Doses of Ionizing Radiation";
http://www.euradcom.org/2011/ecrr2010.pdf

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The USA’s addicted now to fossil fuel and oil,
And hydrofracking’s on the rise; that makes our blood just boil.
We know that fracking will destroy our water and our soil….
Hydrofracturing just sucks!

CHORUS:

        (So) Take your freakin’ frackin’ drills and keep ‘em from our town,
        We don’t want your fracking turning all our water brown,
        Take your freakin’ frackin’ drills or we will shut you down!
        Hydrofracturing just sucks.

 It blows in nasty chemicals and poisons all the water;
And causes quakes beneath the earth – a thing it shouldn’t oughta;
We want safe drinking water for our sons and for our daughters,
But hydrofracturing just sucks!

        CHORUS

 

HEY Dudes, please NO more nukes....
That’s the WORST idea yet, SIR-i-irs
We’ve alREAdy got THOUsands of them stored ...
Why do you THINK that...we need MORE, Sirs?

HEY Dudes, we KNOW the hype....
they’re just there SO we can deTER-er-er
other COUNtries who JUST might want to strike,
but your REA-easons....just DON't make sense, Sirs!

INto aNOTHer lion’s DEN, HEY Dudes, again?
They won’t disARM unless WE... do FIR-ir-irst...
WHY's it not CLEAR... to such SELF-proclaimed WISE men,
non-prolifeRAtion’s been a total FAI-ailure?
La-la-la-la, la-la, la-la

HEY Dudes, it’s JUST not right...
There’s no ETHics in NUclear WARfare-are-are....
TEACHing your PIlots...words of JEsus and Von BRAUN
keeps the real ISsues...out of SIGHT, Sirs!

HEY Dudes, even REAgan said
a NUclear war JUST can’t be won, SIR-i-irs!
We can inCINerate..ENemies FIFty times over,
but it won’t SAVE us...in the END, Sirs!

So before you ASK for funds aGAIN, HEY Dudes, BEgin
to RE-a-lize... that NUKES aren’t KO-osher,
and reMEMber all the VICtims in JaPAN
killed by your deCIsions...made COLD and SO-ober.
La-la-la-la, la-la, la-la

HEY Dudes, you’ve DONE us wrong!
We’re all past FED up, you can BET, SIR-i-irs!
We don’t WANT to hear...ANy more of your lies
or ration'LIzations...to make US feel better!

Better, better, better, better, better, better....WHOA!

No, No, No-no-no-no-no, no-no-no-no-no, Hey Dudes!
No, No, No-no-no-no-no, no-no-no-no-no, Hey Dudes!
No, No, No-no-no-no-no, no-no-no-no-no, Hey Dudes!
No, No, No-no-no-no-no, no-no-no-no-no, Hey Dudes......

The words of this song fit only if the emphasis (as noted by capital letters) and hesitations (indicated by ...) are followed....

ANOTHER FUKUSHIMA
(tune: Yellow Rose of Texas)

There’s SO much talk aBOUT the need for MORE cheap enerGY,
they SAY the ANswer’s NUclear power...we HAVE to disagree,
you can TALK about the PROS and cons of NUclear enerGY
but aNOTHer FUkushIma could play HELL with YOU and me!

PENNsylvania’s THREE Mile Island, they SAY was a NEAR miss,
auTHORities pooh-POOHED it...with a BANdaid and a kiss,
denIED the RAdiation that SWEPT across the state,
causing CANcer and disEAses leaving FOLKS to FACE dire fates!

Los ALamos was THREAtened by the HOT Las CONchas fires,
STARted, so they TELL us, by FALLen POWer wires...
If the BLAZE had moved much CLOser could have BEEN a REAL bad day
as the WHITE sands of New MExico were ALL blown FAR away!

The FLOOding in NeBRAska...showed US all ONCE again
how EAsily the NUKE plants there could SEND folks to their ends,
wiping OUT the MissOURi River not to MENtion OmaHA....
they SHOULD have seen it COMing...it’s BAsic MURphy’s Law!

Now LOOking at ALL the DANgers...in the USE of NUclear power,
our THOUGHTS of a NUclear MELTtdown are eNOUGH to make us COWer...
a new CherNObyl here is A real POSS-i-bil-iTY -
or aNOTHer FUkushIma could play HELL (slow) in...OUR...country!

Let’s Remember Chernobyl
Tune: Let’s Remember Pearl Harbor
Lyrics by Nancy Goedert

Let's remember Chernobyl,
Fukushima, Three Mile Island.
There are other near misses
In Russia, England and Canada.

They want to build more nuke reactors
Instead of safe green energy
Let’s pretend that we’re sane and
spend those billions to build clean, green.

Where have all the fishes gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the fishes gone?
Long time ago?
Where have all the fishes gone?
Killed by oil spills everyone
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

Where have all the oceans gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the oceans gone?
Long time ago?
Where have all the oceans gone?
Turned to toxic crude oil dumps
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

Where are all the living things?
Long time passing
Where are all the living things?
Long time ago?
Where are all the living things?
Cooked by global warming
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

How will planet earth survive
This destruction?
How will planet earth survive
Such callous greed?
How will planet earth survive?
Profits matter more than lives
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

The Three
Stooges
and BP Oil
Trussed us all up
For their dance
The three
Stooges
Pratfall with BP
Eye gouge with
Right wing rants.
Once they told us
Long ago
They were going green
You know
Now they changed their mind
It seems
Not a money-making scheme
The Three
Stooges
Drilled a hole too deep there
And now they all say:
‘Oooops!’
2) The Three
Stooges
Fiddling with
Our ocean
They screwed it up
Noody checked
On their credentials
It’s too late now
They’ve had other toxic sites
In Alaska what a blight
Gulls and seals, lying dead
“It is not our fault,” they said
The Three Stooges
Understand the pratfall:
“For this blame SOMEONE ELSE!”
3) The 3
Stooges
Larry, Moe
and Curley,
Known here by
Different names
Haliburton, Transocean & BP
We know they’re
All the same
“Oh it’s not our fault,”
They cry.
“We were just there,
standing by,
When somebody drilled a hole,
Who it was we still don’t know -"
The 3 Stooges
Larry, Moe and Curley
Show us their oil dance.

[I wrote this song for another occasion, a couple of months ago, when we were raging against off-shore drilling. The original second verse said "Oh, what will we do if predictions come true, and their oil leaks onto our shore?" But then it happened (!), so I had to revise that second verse and add a third.]

Oh, give us a beach
Where oil spills can’t reach,
And there’s no sticky goo on the sand,
Where children can play,
And the birds and fish stay
Free from harm... that’s our simple demand.

CHORUS:         
         Save our seas and our sand!
         We’re here and we’re taking a stand.
         We say NO to those rigs
         And those comp’nies so big!
         Mother Earth still comes first in our land.

We Grannies are blue.
Our predictions came true,
And their oil leaked onto our shore.
It’s gooey and black
And we can’t put it back.
So we don’t want them drillin’ no more!
CHORUS

Drill, baby, drill”
Was a license to kill
For Halliburton, TransOcean, BP.
So boycott BP
And then maybe they’ll see
What we think of their crude oil spill.
CHORUS