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Climate protest song

To coincide with the release of the IPCC report, underlining the parlous state of the planet, here are the lyrics for my song on the subject.

You Can’t Eat Money
©2021 John Schofield

Chorus:
Watcha gonna eat when we’ve only got money?
When the bees are all gone
And there’s no more honey
Watcha gonna buy with all that bread?
When the waters gone sour
And the fish are all dead
Watcha gonna eat, cos you can’t eat money?

Verse 1
Walking on the tideline
Picking through the driftwood
Most of it is plastic
None of it is any good

Chorus:
Watcha gonna breathe when we’ve only got money?
When the trees are all gone
And the air’s turned funny
Watcha gonna buy with loads of cash?
When the rains have failed
And the crops are all trash
Watch gonna eat, cos you can’t eat money?

Verse 2
Watching all the animals
Running from the bushfires
The icecaps are melting
Governments are liars

Chorus:
Watcha gonna eat when we’ve only got money?
When the bees are all gone
And there’s no more honey
Watcha gonna buy with all that bread?
When the waters gone sour
And the fish are all dead
Watcha gonna eat, cos you can’t eat money?

Bridge:
You can’t eat money, no you can’t eat money
No, no, no, you can’t eat money…

Verse 3
Never mind the planet
Gotta burn the black shit
Dig it out, burn it up
Gasoline cheap as chips

Chorus:
Watcha gonna breathe when we’ve only got money?
When the trees are all gone
And the air’s turned funny
Watcha gonna buy with loads of cash?
When the rains have failed
And the crops are all trash
Watch gonna eat, cos you can’t eat money?

Outro:
You can’t eat money, no you can’t eat money
No, no, no, you can’t eat money…

1 Comment

  1. Lou Rumi

    Love this! ❤️

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