Tragedy

original song popularised by The Bee Gees
written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb, 1979
parodied by Jenny Fitzgibbon, 2013

Dodgy Tune HERE

(Solo)
Here I lie
A polar bear on a shard of ice
Held in brine
My melting shelf goes slice by slice
Warming up
The ice can’t take it
Breaking up
And now I cannot
Find a mate, find a mate
Or hibernate, hibernate …

(everyone)
Tragedy
When the ice is gone, and you can’t go on
It’s tragedy
Can’t find a seal when you need a meal
It’s hard to bear
With no food around you
And humans can’t share

Tragedy
The climate’s strange, there’s a polar change
It’s tragedy
The shiny ice keeps the climate nice
Its clean, white face
Hides the dark sea and
Shines heat back to space

Night and day
There’s a burning down inside of us
A burning love
With a yearning that says “Make a fuss”
Out we go
With the caring folk we’re not alone
We’re singing to stop the tragedy, tragedy
For polar bears and you and me

Tragedy
The climate’s strange, there’s a polar change
It’s tragedy
The shiny ice keeps the climate nice
Its clean, white face
Hides the dark sea and
Shines heat back to space

Tragedy
When the ice is gone we
Can’t
Go
On

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