From the recording Planet in Pain

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Written, performed and produced by Paul J Rogers

Artwork: Sculpture by Luke and Kim Duff. Photography by Paul J Rogers. The sculpture is located at Bunya Mountains, Queensland, Australia

Lyrics

Planet in Pain Paul J Rogers © 2019

I'm a student when you call
And a student when you leave
And of the business that we talk
Is the diminishment through greed
And the coal that they now found
Should stay there buried in the north
Or the sea will come around
And claim the treasure that you stole

I just wanna say it, wanna say it
Put this greed to rest
I just wanna say it, wanna say it
Let's clean up this mess
I just wanna say it, wanna say it
Put this greed to rest
I just wanna say it, wanna say it
Let's give hope a chance

I just wanna say
I just wanna say

And our planet is in pain
Her tears are welling from inside
But the visionaries see
Collapse is coming, cannot hide
For they are marching on the streets
To claim Earth justice from the suits
Can put a fence around the commons
Can't put a fence around the truth

I just wanna say it, wanna say it
Put this greed to rest
I just wanna say it, wanna say it
Let's clean up this mess
I just wanna say it, wanna say it
Put this greed to rest
I just wanna say it, wanna say it

I just wanna say
I just wanna say

It’s been a race to the bottom
Deleting moral code
Send suffering to millions
And the profits to few

Coking coal on the horizon
Smoke and poison in the dust
And when the west wind brings it’s reckoning
We’re left with wearing masks

I said we’re left with wearing masks