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Climate Crisis Carols

(1) POLITICAL DANGER (Tune: Away in Manger)

Our planet’s in danger
A billion unfed
But the bought politician
Lies feasting in bed
There’s smoke in the night sky
Dead flesh and decay
But the bought politician
Sleeps well through the day

The cattle are dying
The fish are all dead
And the bought politician
Counts coins in his head
We love thee, our planet
Look how we protest
But the bought politician
just feathers his nest.

Our children are anxious
Our rivers are dry
But the bought politician
Sees bitcoin skyhigh
Bless all of us earthlings
‘At least there is Mars’
Said the bought politician
‘We can drive there in cars’.

The people are rising
in a strong, peaceful band
and the bought politicians
must meet our demands
Bless all the dear rebels
and may they stand fast
Til the bought politician
is a thing of the past!

Carbon Canaries, https://carboncanaries.com.au/

(2) SILENT NIGHT

Silent night, holy night!
All are quiet, to the plight
On the TV, little is said.
Of the crisis up ahead.
Put our heads in the sand…
Put our heads in the sand

Silent night, holy night!
Children quake at the sight.
Those in power show little concern.
Fossil fuels continue to burn.
When will voices be heard?
When will voices be heard?

Silent night, holy night!
May the world see the light.
Share the wisdom, start to act…
And respond to science and fact
For the sake of this earth!
For the sake of this earth.

Extinction Rebellion Sing-a-Long, https://seasonalsingalong.music.blog/

(3) WE WON’T GO UNTIL WE GET SOME

(Tune: We Wish You a Merry Christmas)

We wish to ignore the Crisis,
We wish to ignore the Crisis,
We wish to ignore the Crisis,
but the truth becomes clear!

Dire warnings they bring,
to me and my kin
We wish to ignore the Crisis,
but the truth becomes clear!

No fossil fuel mining!
For nature we are pining,
For creatures are declining,
As the truth becomes clear.

High tidings it brings,
to lap at your shins
We wish to ignore the Crisis,
but the truth becomes clear!

Cli-mate justice must come –
We won’t go until we get some.
We won’t go until we get some!
We’ll chain ourselves here.

Dire warnings they bring,
to you and your kin
We wish to ignore the Crisis
but the truth becomes clear!

Cli-mate justice must come –
We won’t go until we get some.
We won’t go until we get some!
We’ll chain ourselves here.

Carbon Canaries, https://carboncanaries.com.au/

(4) THE TWELVE YEARS OF CRISIS

(Tune: The Twelve Days of Christmas)

On the 1st year of crisis, inaction gave to me: A forest without any trees

On the 2nd year of crisis, inaction gave to me: 2 hurricanes & a forest without any trees…

3 heatwaves
4 crop failures
5! rising! Seas!
6 nations starving
7 flood disasters
8 coral die-offs
9 glaciers dwindling
10 displaced peoples
11 wildfires raging

[LAST VERSE is very slow and short…]
On the 12 year of crisis, inaction gave to me:
No! turning! Back! (Same as 5! rising! Seas!)

Carbon Canaries, https://carboncanaries.com.au/

(5) O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

O come all ye faithful,
active and defiant
O come ye, oh come ye,
and take a stand
Come and behold this
climate crisis
O come let us demand change,
O come let us demand change
O come let us demand change, for the world

Sing choirs of protests
Sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens
of this great world
Treasure creation
Let us now preserve it
O come let us demand change,
O come let us demand change
O come let us demand change, for the world

O come all ye rebels,
hopeful and determined,
O come ye, O come ye
to sound the alarm.
Sing with one voice that
this is an emergency,
O come let us amuse them,
O come let us enrage them
O come let us engage them, to heed our demands.

We call for justice,
justice for the planet,
We call for ecocide
to be outlawed.
We call on leaders to
wake up and make changes
O come let us amuse them,
O come let us enrage them
O come let us engage them, to heed our demands.

Carbon Canaries, https://carboncanaries.com.au/

(6) HARK THE HERALD REBELS

(Tune: Hark the Herald Angels)

Hark the herald rebels sing!
Let the sound of protest ring
East to West, and every child
Old and young are reconciled
Joyful, all ye nations, rise
Join the peaceful rebel cries
With th’ angelic host proclaim
Life can never be the same

Hark, the herald rebels sing!
Let the sound of protest ring
For too long we have ignored
The great earth we all adore
Now the time has come for all
To respond to this great call
In our shared humanity
Hail the great calamity
Silent can we be no more
Rise as one, we all must soar

Hark, the herald rebels sing!
Let the sound of protest ring
Hail, The earth in all its grace
Hail! The beauty in this place
Light and life we strive to see
In bio-diversity
Join together, sing as one
Till our work is fully done
Till we’re taken seriously
In this stark emergency

Hark, the herald rebels sing!
Let the sound of protest ring.

Carbon Canaries, https://carboncanaries.com.au/

(7) COMFORT & JOY

(Tune: God rest ye merry gentlemen)

Come all ye poli-ti-cians,
It’s time to make a stand
If you care for constituents
in your part of the land
With storms and floods
and droughts in store
You should be doing more

Oh, give us some comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
Oh, give us some comfort and joy

Come all ye chief executives,
It’s time to innovate
Invest in green technology
before it is too late
Don’t wait until your profits fail,
It’s time to blaze a trail

Oh, give us some comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
Oh, give us some comfort and joy

Come all ye good celebrities,
The climate’s in a hole
We need your profile to make sure
it takes the leading role
All else is a distraction,
We must focus on this goal

For we all need some comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
For we all need some comfort and joy

Extinction Rebellion Sing-a-Long, https://seasonalsingalong.music.blog/

(8) IN LOVE AND RAGE

(Tune: The First Noel)

In love and rage,
With a purpose that’s clear
A-a peaceful rebellion
has spread far and near
A-and from sma-all shoots
it grew to be strong
And around the world
we sing this urgent song
Rebel! Rebel! Rebel! Rebel!
For life on ea-ar-th, come and rebel!

Climate sci-en-tists agree,
that the forecast is dire
The reality is that
our house is on fire
In peace and faith,
And doing no harm
We are rising to sound
an insistent alarm
Rebel! Rebel! Rebel! Rebel!
For life on ea-ar-th, come and rebel!

For the sake of future life,
there’s a lesson to learn
Cli’mate crisis must be
our primary concern
For the people we love
and for those we have care
We must take action now
for the home we all share
Rebel! Rebel! Rebel! Rebel!
For life on ea-ar-th, come and rebel!

Repeat first verse

Extinction Rebellion Sing-a-Long, https://seasonalsingalong.music.blog/

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