Environment

Song for a Pipeline

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Environment, Songs

Song for a Pipeline

Song for the Pipeline demo: (tune: Hokey Pokey)   Pipelines leak, / We know they’re gonna leak Natural gas might dissipate, / Bitumen’s not so neat We’re tired of propaganda, / The truth we’re gonna speak Pipelines will leak!   The land will fill with guck. / We’ll all be out of luck. It poisons the waterways, / And covers all the ducks We’re left with the clean up; / The companies get the bucks This truly sucks!   The pipeline’s 55, / Its joints are gonna creak We’ve had replacement joints / We know they can be weak. Stand up...

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55 Years Old Pipeline

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Environment, Songs

55 Years Old Pipeline

55 Years Old: (tune: Flying Trapeze) It’s 55 years since our gas pipe was laid Time to retire, it’s starting to fade Not feed it crude of the dirtiest grade Expecting that it will not blow. 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 Naptha and Benzine are poisonous types That get that old tarsands to flow. And if it gets out as it certainly will No one has magic to clean up the...

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Bring Back My Planet

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in Environment, Songs

Bring Back My Planet

BRING BACK MY PLANET Tune: Bring Back My Bonnie   Sung by 300+ participants at the final plenary of Food Secure Canada’s national Assembly, Edmonton, November 4, 2012   Our air miles make carbon dioxide, Our lifestyle makes lots of debris, While more and more people go hungry, Oh bring back my planet to me.   Chorus: Bring back, bring back, Oh bring back my planet to me, to me. Bring back, bring back, Oh bring back my planet to me.   Corporations can’t patent the sunshine, But their wealth has to grow constantly So they plunder the planet for profits, Oh bring...

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Yellow Cake

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in Environment, Songs

Yellow Cake

Tune:  Flying Trapeze   They’re baking a cake with a wonderful tint Is it good for us, well we can give you a hint If we enrich it ’twill sell for a mint And we all get to bask in the glow.   Please have some cake, we hear that it’s good Old Frontenac Ventures tells us that we should And they mine the stuff so they know that we could Develop a sort of a glow.   They’re baking, they’re baking a wonderful cake They’re thinking of all of the money they’ll make Forget all the tailings, the sludge in the lake To give us a sort of a...

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Environment Assessment Act

Posted by on Mar 10, 2012 in Environment, Songs

Environment Assessment Act

Tune: Mademoiselle from Armentiers   The Environment Assessment Act Review is coming soon Stephen Harper sings the corporations’ tune Mining companies’ short-term gain Leaves the land with long-term pain – Sick caribou, and silent loon.   We know that mines leave toxic waste, that’s nothing new That’s why we need a strong environmental review It can’t be left to happenstance Our rivers wouldn’t stand a chance The public needs to know – that’s me and you!   But nobody’s heard about this, they’re not telling us It...

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Who Needs Kyoto

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in Environment, Songs

Who Needs Kyoto

(Tune:  I’m Just Wild About Harry)   The North is getting much hotter Ice caps melting in the sea Don’t show us a photo We don’t need Kyoto Everything’s fine, you see Hurricanes coming weekly Floods as deep as they can be Oh, we don’t need to do Kyoto We just need taxing cuts That takes lots of guts Our planet’s fine, you can see.   Harper’s got a strict program Each step his priority Kyoto’s annoying Not very buoying To his Prime Ministry So ignore all the disasters He’s got superiority He’ll just make Mother Nature shut...

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