Songs

Swat Steve!

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Songs

Swat Steve!

(Tune:  The Daring Young Man on the FlyingTrapeze) He loves all the wars and he found one for us When soldiers come back they are told not to fuss No money is coming to them or to us It makes us all want to swat Steve. (Swat Steve! – yell, waving swatters) He’s working at weakening our social net And thinks selling weapons the greatest thing yet When women are murdered no inquiry they get It makes us all want to swat Steve. (Swat Steve!) Bill C-51 it will muzzle us all Just like the scientists under a pall No more demonstrations, no dissent at all Nobody must argue with...

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Bill C-51 Song

Posted by on Mar 14, 2015 in Politics, Songs

Bill C-51 Song

Bill C-51      Tune: Teddy Bears’ Picnic If you go onto the Hill today, you’re in for a big surprise If you go onto the Hill today, you’d better go in disguise For every spy and spook in the land Has all your data at their command, Whatever you do, They’re labeling you A terrorist!   Don’t demonstrate for hiking trails, For food for children or medical care for veterans; Don’t go out to save the whales And never, ever mention climate change Voting is the only thing A simple citizen is ever allowed to do Just watch the world go to hell in a handcart Or you’ll be clapped in...

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Gotta Go! A Plea for Toilets in the LRT.

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Environment, Songs

Gotta Go! A Plea for Toilets in the LRT.

(Tune:  Be Prepared, The Boy Scouts’ Marching Song) Gotta Go!  No use telling me to wait When I know that it soon will be too late Gotta find the nearest possible dépot Can’t just tell my personal river not to flow.   Gotta go!  Whether pee or dreaded poo Where to go?  When the world is watching you It isn’t just the tourists who must find a better way Though Ottawa’s the capital, we live here every day If you build it we will come, and there’s the woe –  Gotta go!   Need to pee!  When we take the LRT It’s the key in the Park...

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There’s an elephant in the room!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in Environment, Songs

There’s an elephant in the room!

(Tune: Found a Peanut)   There’s an elephant (x3) in the room Though the Premiers they ignore it There’s an elephant in the room   There’s an elephant (x3) in the room All around us climate changes There’s an elephant in the room.   There are floods and global warming Storms we’ve never seen before There are holes up in the ozone Oceans creeping up the shore.   Underground there will be pipelines More pollution they will make We’ll have oil spills, lots of carbon Cleaning up’s no piece of cake.   They ignore it, they have blinkers ...

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The Elephant in the Room

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in Environment, Songs

The Elephant in the Room

(Tune: The Farmer in the Dell) The elephant in the room (x2) The Premiers they don’t want to see The elephant in the room.   The elephant in the room(x2) It’s the Energy East pollutionto Increase our planet’s doom.   The oil will never splll (x2) Never, never speak of it The oil will never spill.   The pipes will never crack (x2) The pipes will last forever more The pipes will never crack.   And even if they break And spill out all the muck Won’t take them more than 40 years To clean up all the guck. The tar sands will grow Premiers...

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Pipeline Song for Climate Fast

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Environment, Songs

Pipeline Song for Climate Fast

(tune: Flying Trapeze)   Don’t give us a pipeline as big as this hose A leak of this size who knows how far it goes Of course it must leak that’s as plain as your nose Nobody can stop it, you know.   How fast can we sell all our assets away No jobs for refining the crude on the way And then Harper’s petro state’s well on the way And Canada hits a new low.   Nobody knows what goes into the pipes Nobody knows it, so nobody gripes But naphtha and benzine are poisonous types That get that old tarsands to flow.   And if it gets out, as it...

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