XR Chants and Songs

For protests anywhere anytime. Here’s a handy 5-page collection of Chants (which can also be sung by adding a tune that suggests itself to you at the time) and songs which focus on the three BEAUTIFUL demands of XR, or one or more of the Ten AMAZING Principles. (esp. that Peacey, Non-Violent one, yo!)

The words are dumped into this post (so you can read them and sing them at a rally) and I have uploaded a PDF here so it’s ready to print.

The links below lead to some Very Basic Recordings so each of the tunes/rhythms can be heard.

First Page: Everybody Gathering in Peace to Rally

Tunes for all the little songs and chants:

Sorry about the layout of the words below – Much better to go to the PDF and look at it there. But in case your phone doesn’t do PDFs … here it is anyway!

Song/Chants for XR Actions

Everybody Gathering in Peace to rally – tune we’re going to to zoo

Chorus: Everybody gathering in peace to rally,

peace to rally, peace to rally

Everybody gathering in peace to rally,

and were not going AWAY

Because you got to tell the truth, truth, truth

Science has the proof, proof, proof

No future for the Youth, youth, youth

If we don’t tell the truth, truth, truth

Zero carbon is the aim, aim, aim

by 20 – 25 it’s plain, plain, plain

nothing can remain the same, same, same

when Zero carbon is the aim, aim, aim

(A bit slower for this important verse – )

Beyond politics of greed, greed, greed

Grows a hopeful little seed, seed, seed

Citi-zen’s assembl-ies, agreed, agreed

and solutions are decreed, decreed, decreed

We know what to do, do, do

It means a sacrifice it’s true, true, true

if Fossil Fuels are really through, through, through

Let’s REBEL, me and you, you, you 

We’re demanding truth
Cli-mate Truth – we’re not asking for it!

The whole truth – we’re not asking for it

We’re demanding truth and not asking for it! … 

Climate Truth Now!

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People gonna Rise

People gonna rise like the water

Gonna turn this system round

I hear the voice of my sons and daughter

Singing Climate Truth right now

Planet’s Burning

Planet’s burning, Planet’s burning

Fix the Engine, Fix the Engine

Solar Power! Solar Power!

Yes we oughta, Yes we oughta!

Never Doubt

Never doubt that a 

small group of people can change the world; 

indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Three Demand song (Frere Jacques)

We have only (We have only) Three demands (3 demands etc)

Citizens’ assemblies Act on Truth!

Government must Tell the truth

Government and Media the whole truth

Government must Act right now

Carbon free in 5 years Or we’re dead!

Leaders must be guided by

Citizens’ Assemblies Or we fry!

Why disruption? ‘cos we’re scared

(of) Total System breakdown House on fire

Climate crisis rebels rise

(in) Peaceful disobedience (in) Love and grief

This extinction worth a fuss!

In peaceful rebellion join with us!

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Bye Bye Coal Bye Bye fossil fuels
Hello renewable Energy from the sky
Bye bye Coal reduce Climate stress 
Hello cleverness Goodbye to coal goodbye
Goodbye to coal goodbye

We rebel in Love & Rage

I stand in love and truth with you my sister
I stand in love and truth with you my brother
We rebel in Love and Rage
We rebel in love and rage
We take a peaceful stand for this earth.

Hell Yeah – I love my planet 
Hell Yeah – I love my planet 
Hell Yeah – I love my planet – I’m standing up for life
Repeat
Let me hear you say 
Hey Now (resp: Hey Now) x3 – I’m standing up for life!

Don’t watch the news, Be The News

You can’t speak truth to power, 

Power only moves to power

Be true – to your power 

Make power – take power

Power to the people – the people got the power
Tell me can you feel it 

getting stronger by the hour
Power to the people – the people got the power
Tell me can you feel it 

getting stronger by the hour – 

Don’t watch the news, be the news (repeat)

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Lead With Love

You Gotta put one foot in front of the other

and lead with love x2

The Dance Goes On

Round and round we dance we hold each others’ hands

And weave our lives in a circle

Our love grows strong the Dance goes on

Waterloo Rising

Change is coming Love and Grief will keep us strong

Time’s been wasted and we haven’t got too long

Mother’s dying we can feel it in our bones

So we’re rebelling ‘gainst a system that is wrong

It’s your Rebellion

If you’re wanting Climate Truth Now (Come on in, it’s your Rebellion)

If you’re wanting Climate Truth Now (Come on in, We need you here!)

If you want Climate Justice

If you’re scrupulously peaceful / Respectful 

If you want Citizens’ Assemblies

If your heart is for non-violence

If your God says Creation sacred

If you are a Godless Pagan

If you cannot be arrested

If you’re willing to glue and lock-on

…. make more up if everyone’s enjoying it

Sung Chant:

Tell the truth! It’s an emergency!

Citizens’ Assemblies! Act Now!

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Living through a Dying (round)

This is a die-in, by the living

Because we’re living through a DYING (Rpt)

One by one by millions

CHANTS

1,2,3,4syl simple XR rhythm

We – Rebel – Peacefully – Come and join us!

We – Rebel – urgently – For all creatures!

We – Rebel – in service – to all beings

Rhythm 2 Clave – 1-12, 1-12, 1-12, 1-2-3-4

WE – Demand, WE – Demand, WE – Demand

(Clave) Cli-mate Truth NOW!

What do we need? Climate Justice

When do we need it? Now!

How we gonna get it? Peacefully! 

How we gonna get it? Peacefully! 

Coal – Gas – Oil Don’t Dig it

Leave it in the ground it’s time to get with it.

No more coal, no more oil, 

keep that carbon in the soil

No more gas, no more oil, 

keep that carbon in the soil

Climate Truth, We’ll fight for that, 
Murdoch lies? No time for that!

Respect existence or Expect resistance. Climate Justice now!

Listen to just about all of these songs and chants at www.carboncanaries.com.au

Other suggestions – email citizenmaguire@protnmail.com

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