Big Oil vs Life On Earth

Lyrics by: The idea originated with another gaggle, then Marcy Matasick re-wrote it
Gaggle: New Mexico Raging Grannies
Tune: Marine Corps Hymn
Date Written or Updated: 09/10/2019

From the sand dunes down in south Iraq
to the wild Alaskan Seas,
We have trashed the earth to pump the oil,
just to fuel our SUV’s
We have overthrown democracies
to exploit their oil reserves
Intervened in sovereign nation-states
‘cause it’s Big Oil that we serve

Mega-profits go to Texaco,
to BP and Exxon, too
Halliburton, Shell and Conoco —
But the cost is paid by you
Many lives and many billions spent
just so profits can be made
by extractive corporations:
yes, it’s blood for oil we trade

We must turn things ‘round immediately
Exploitation has to cease
Build a green and clean economy,
and it must be based on peace!
We reject extractive industries
Let our planet start to heal
Give our kids a world that’s livable
We demand a GREEN NEW DEAL!