These current concerns are far from new
As recorded by Canada's own The Guess Who
While the Maple Leaf goes unfurled
Sing "Don't Give Me No Handmedown World".
The sentiment needs much more emphasis
To continue the metamorphosis
To dodge this imminent crisis
For such a beautiful Planet this is.
Carbon mercury lead and cadmium
All out of place, VOMITORIUM
Consume, make haste
The "frictionless commerce" we know translates
Plastic on screens to marine vertebrates
Demonstration only of friction displaced.
Now frequent are statements of "going green"
While resolutely high carbon regime
Will Earth's record as archaeology scene
Well before the anthropocene
Continue, you know what I mean.
After corporate confiscations
What remains for final nations?
Who arrives for excavations?
No current lobby group have they
Campaign funding ZERO, no money, NO WAY
Sapiens they will NOT BE
Almost a CERTAINTY
If that's not irony
So how rate they today's priority
To policymakers and society
Reject this mediocrity
Cease expediency for THIS archaeology
While such a beautiful Planet this is.
Clever primates trainable eminently
Ask by legitimate agency?
To achieve WHAT, exactly, ultimately?
Witness "drivethru service" choreography.
To be a champion of Gaia
Should not demand one be pariah
Be the shameless iconoclastic
Continue to renounce the plastic
Keep critique on main paradigm
Many a time there is no rhyme
For the future we wish to share
Advance the fight
Resist the strategy that brings confusion
Denial distraction silence illusion
Renounce the microcosmic focus
For all of that there's scant defence
The big landscape of acquiescence
Excresence, excresence, makes no sense
Black Friday is apt appellation
Give darkness no exaltation
Best choice always illumination
No priority to lobotomization
Ramp up the shit detection
Intensify all dot connection
CREATE another aspiration
For sustainability and life affirmation
So worthy are we of preservation
And such a beautiful planet this is.