Environment

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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Skipping Chant for Pipeline 613

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Environment, Songs

Skipping Chant for Pipeline 613

Skipping Chant:   Pipeline, pipeline Where does it go? All that sticky, goopy gunk What if it should blow?   Pipeline, pipeline Water’s all around Oil will kill the water birds And contaminate the ground.   Pipeline, pipeline Age 55 or more Rusty holes and blockages Are certainly in store!   Pipeline, pipeline Murphy’s always there. Denials and assurances Won’t remove the scare.   Pipeline, pipeline What about our dreams? Healthy fish and waters pure Drinking from the streams?   Photo: Jo rests after 10 km. hike while Jane (in short skirt) gets ready to...

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Song for the Paddlers

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Environment, Songs

Song for the Paddlers

Song for the Paddlers: (tune: Row, row, row your boat)   Row, row, row your boat Along the 613 This is where the oil will spill That we guarantee.   Sell, sell, sell the oil As quickly as you can Forget the future of our kids And devastated land.   No, no, no you can’t Deny that it is true Tarsands oil’s the dirtiest kind Increasing CO2.   Row, row, row your boat Through the oil and muck Leaking from the rusty pipes Covering every duck … We’ll be out of luck … Doesn’t that just suck!...

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