1. Politicians are distressed, See their assets stranded. Tell their counsellors “Divest!” As the folk demanded. There’s no money making here, Climate change is cru-el Change the pension, bring us cheer, No more fossil fuels.
2. Marketing is everywhere Leading up to Christmas. Greedy corporations know It’s time to do big business. Selling things that no-one needs Pulling in more profit It’s a silly fairground ride We should all get off it.
3. Present shopping is a chore If you choose to do it. Opting out or making things Bids a farewell to it. No more rush and no more crush No more blind complying. No more on your credit cards No more panic buying
4. Give the gift of love this year Resist commercial forces. You will be far happier And save the world’s resources. Sing this message loud and proud Less stuff and more caring. Love and time and hope are free, Help the world we’re sharing
Chorus Warning bells, warning bells Ring them loud and clear Climate crisis looms ahead The tipping point is near Warning bells, warning bells Ring them loud and clear This is an emergency The time to act is here
Verse Polar ice and snow Melting by the day If we let them go Trouble’s here to stay (take warning) Famine, drought and floods Will affect us all We’ve twelve years to put it right So listen to our call.
People of the world, take warning Tralalalalala la la la Now reality is dawning Tralalalala la la la la Look around and face the facts now Tralala lalala la la la Tell the world it’s time to act now Tralalalalala la la la