Posted by: Gray | December 26, 2014

There’s a Change That’s a Comin’ — Climate Change song performed live at COA, November 2014

This is a link to a Youtube video of a live performance at College of the Atlantic by a group of students of a song I wrote this fall: http://youtu.be/dZPyknWzTqU

It was great fun to sing with this gang whom we dubbed “Los Huracanes” — many of whom have been very active on Climate Change in the international negotiations as well as in a wide variety of  projects at the local, regional and global levels. The lyrics for this song are given here below.

“There’s A Change That’s A’Comin!”

Words and lyrics by Gray Cox

2014 shared under a Creative Commons License

 

PART 1: There’s a change that’s a comin (3x) . . . soon

And it’s comin’ like a hurricane

comin’ like a drought

And it’s comin’ like a glacier melting . . . (mouth clicks as water drops)

 

PART 2 : Cause we know it’s gonna be, gonna be at least 2 degrees (3x) . . . soon

And they say it may be much more            (3x) . . . than 2

But we all, we all, won’t let it

Cause we all, we all, finally get it

And we all, we all, are gonna make a change!!!!

 

PART 3: Like the nineteenth century end of slavery

— we’ll end fossil fuel dependency!

Like the fall of the Berlin Wall — we’’ll make a change!

Like an old time spiritual revival — Or a youtube video gone viral!

With a billion of us on bicycles — make a change!

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Cut by half our material consumption — Invest in real creative destruction!

Start a political eruption — make a change!

With piles of political donations – campaigning door to door in conversations,

We’ll take back the governments of our nations — make a change!

 

PART 4: Yes there’s a change that’s a comin (3x) . . . soon!

Cause we’re comin’, comin’ like a hurricane!

We’re comin’, comin’ like a hurricane!

We’re comin’, comin’ like a hurricane! Soon!!

Yes! We’re comin’, comin’ like a hurricane!

We’re comin’, comin’ like a hurricane!

We’re comin’, comin’ like a hurricane! Soon!!

 

RHYTHM INTERLUDE

 

PART 2 : Cause we know it’s gonna be, gonna be at least 2 degrees (3x) . . . soon

And they say it may be much more            (3x) . . . than 2

But we all, we all, won’t let it

Cause we all, we all, finally get it

And we all, we all, are gonna make a change!!!!

 

PART 3: Like the nineteenth century end of slavery

— we’ll end fossil fuel dependency!

Like the fall of the Berlin Wall — we’’ll be the change we want to see!

Like an old time spiritual revival — Or a youtube video gone viral!

With a billion of us on bicycles — be the change we want to see!

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Cut by half our material consumption — Invest in real creative destruction!

Start a political eruption – make a change!

With piles of political donations – campaigning door to door in conversations,

We’ll take back the governments of our nations – and be the change we want to see!

 

PART 1: There’s a change that’s a comin (3x) . . . soon

And it’s comin’ like a hurricane

comin’ like a drought

And it’s comin’ like a glacier melting . . . (make mouth clicks for water drops)

 

PART 4: There’s a change that’s a comin (3x) . . . soon

Cause We’re comin’, comin’ like a hurricane!

We’re comin’, comin’ like a hurricane!

We’re comin’, comin’ like a hurricane! Soon!!

Yes! We’re comin’, comin’ like a hurricane!

We’re comin’, comin’ like a hurricane!

We’re comin’, comin’ like a hurricane! Soon!! Two! Three! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

 

To see samples of some of the hurricane activity of folks in this chorus check out:

The website for youth action on climate change at: http://www.earthinbrackets.org/

Angela Valenzuela and Augustin Martz at the Climate Change COP20 in Lima as they sing “Hombre de Papel” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdzEDBD5BwI for the Youth and Future Generations Day and then are joined by others at a civil society action at the COP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6B-tzgLIzQ

And the song “350 to Save the Sky” at: https://breathonthewater.com/2014/09/14/a-song-350-to-save-the-sky/


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