Anti - Fracking Song - Leon Rosselson
(Tune: World Turned Upside Down)
1. They come like armies,they assault the land
They blast down vast amounts of water
toxic chemicals and sand,
To crack the rocks and win the prize
The shale gas they hope will see their profits rise
2. lines 1-2: women in harmony;
lines 3-4: tenor on tune, bass on bass part.
They say it's safe, nothing to fear.
But it doesn't take a fracking scientist to spot a bad idea
Why cant they see that it's insane
To heat the planet scar the earth, for short term gain?
3. Unison: Ask who will profit? Who pay the price?
This plot of earth they're violating isn't theirs to sacrifice
Just one small leak in the wells they sink
Will contaminate the water that we drink.
4. All in harmony
Earth's buried treasures they take by force
But fracking uses so much water it depletes the water source
So now in Texas they're asking why
The shale gas flows while the water taps run dry.
5. lines 1-3: Sops sing all the words; Alto, Ten, Bass 'doo doo'
or hum in harmony
line 4: all harmony
Let's choose clean water, let's choose clean air
Let's choose a future that's sustainable for everyone to share
Let's choose clean energy, there's much around
So we can keep those fossil fuels in the ground