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December 18, 2009

Don't Cry For Me Copenhagen







Theme song dedicated to the world leaders gathered in Copenhagen to negotiate a deal on easing off climate change


Don't Cry For Me Copenhagen

(with apologies to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice)


Sung by Mother Earth in the role of Inevitability:

It may be queasy
You'll know it’s strange
When I try to exhale how I feel
That I still need your love
After all that you've done

You won't believe me
All you will see
Is an earth you once knew
Although she's messed up to the nines
At sixes and sevens with you

Climate had to let it happen
Climate had to change
Couldn't stay all my life trapped in heat
Looking out of the greenhouse
Frying under the sun

So I chose boredom
Spinning around absorbing everything new
But nothing has cooled me at all
I never expected it too

Don't cry for me Copenhagen
The inconvenient truth is I never left you
All through my flooded days
My warm existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance

And as for carbon and as for methane
I never invited them in
Though it seemed to the world
They were all I desired
They are emissions
They are not the solutions
They promised to be
The treaty was here all the time
I love you and hope you love me

Don't cry for me Copenhagen

Don't cry for me Copenhagen
The inconvenient truth is I never left you
All through my flooded days
My warm existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance

Have I prayed too much?
There's nothing more I can think of to pray to you
But all you have to do
Is hold my hands to know
Global warming is true


(Photo by Ryan Fuentes)

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