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Circle of Life

Seeing news of the continuing drought in east Africa and the burning of the Amazon rain forests I wrote a new climate protest song, Circle of Life.

Here are the lyrics, I’m sure someone will make a great song and spread the word far and wide:

Circle of Life
2021©John Schofield
Verse 1
The sun beats down on the African plain
Where the long rains are late again
The waterholes are cracked and dry
And there’s not a raincloud in the sky

Chorus
A new child cries, an old man dies
The circle of life goes on
A new child cries as the planet dies
The circle of life is undone

Verse 2
The Amazon rain forests burn and smoke
The lungs of our planet are choked
East and West are racing to space
When they should be repairing this place

Chorus
A new child cries, an old man dies
The circle of life goes on
A new child cries as the planet dies
And the circle of life is undone

Verse 3
Wild fires and floods and oceans depleted
Cause and effect still debated
Governments fiddle as mother earth burns
Actions would speak much louder than words

Chorus
A new child cries, an old man dies
The circle of life goes on
A new child cries as the planet dies
And the circle of life is undone

Bridge:
C’mon everybody, it isn’t too late
As long as we don’t procrastinate
Let’s give Mother Nature a helping hand
And she’ll repair our wonderland

Chorus
A new child cries, an old man dies
The circle of life goes on
A new child cries as the planet dies
And the circle of life is undone

UKSC2021 – Finalist

1 Comment

  1. Elisabeth

    Fantastic!

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