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Sea Green Singers - Those were the days - lyrics for climate change


7. THOSE WERE THE DAYS (E) - Lyrics Julia Clarke & Maggie Sobiech

Once we gloried in the earth’s resources
Helped ourselves to everything we found
Gamblers learnt the game of market forces
Played with euro, dollar, yen or pound.

Those were the days my friend, We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose, We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.

First we heard that temperatures were rising
Melting icecaps – earthquakes, floods and drought
Gamblers put out stories emphasising
Odds that put this climate change in doubt

These are the days my friend, and now we must defend
Our planet earth from destructiveness and greed
To save the atmosphere, we’ll shout it loud and clear,
We will not buy more stuff that we don’t need.


Then we saw how war between the nations
Serves the gamblers’ interests very well
Shock and horror’s good for corporations
They don’t care if we all burn in hell.

These are the days my friend, And now we must defend
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose, We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.


Corporate interests rule the politicians
When I buy their products they rule me
Revolutions start from small beginnings
Forest fires will spread from one small tree.

These are the days my friend, And now we must defend
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose, We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
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