Tragedy

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

Backing track 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

I’m a Believer

original words and music by Neil Diamond, 1966 made famous by The Monkees parodied by Jenny Fitzgibbon, 2013

Tune HERE
I thought climate change was just a fairy tale
Meant for someone else but not for me,
Carbon out to get me,
What a nasty dream,
Spoiling all my luxury schemes.

That I could not face, so I’m a denier,
There’s just a trace of doubt in my mind,
But I’m in fear Ooh Ooh I’m a denier,
Full of desire to stay blind.

I thought seasons used to be a given thing,
Spring was cool and summer not too hot,
But there’s extremes of hot and cold now,
Wild  cyclones are a pain,
When the farmers need the sunshine they get rain.

So the facts I face, now I’m a believer,
Not a trace of doubt in my mind,
Earth’s climate changed, oo oo
I’m a believer, We can save her if we try.

(ScoMo won’t hear facts, he’s such a denier,
No carbon tax, not using his mind,
And his mining mates, ooh ooh rich deniers,
with lobbyist liars, highly paid.)

But there’s extremes of hot and cold now,
Wild cyclones are a pain,
When the farmers need the sunshine they get rain.
So the facts I face, now I’m a believer,
Not a trace of doubt in my mind,
Earth’s climate changed, ooh ooh I’m a believer,

We can save her if we try.

Climate Change

tune “Baby Face” (Little Richard)
music by Harry Akst, lyrics by Benny Davis, 1926
parodied by Jenny Fitzgibbon 2013

Tune HERE

Baby Face
You got a trusting little
Baby Face
That’s why I swear I will
protect this place for you my
Baby face
Gotta stop that carbon pumpin’
I swear I will do something

Baby face
I will not stop until Fossil Fuel’s in disgrace!
This earth is your bequest
So I will do my best
(for you) my little baby Face

Climate change
We’ve got ourselves a little
Climate change
More than the weather is now going strange
with Climate Change
my poor heart is thumpin’
we sure have started somethin’

Climate Change
We like the temperature in
The usual range!
Law-makers need a shove
To save this earth we love
Cut fossil fuels, cut Climate Change

Repeat first verse


… and here’s more if you are enjoying yourselves!

Climate Change
How can we leave our kids with
Climate Change
They’ll grow up anxious,
hungry & deranged by a climate changed
Way beyond recognition,
We need some wise decisions

Climate Change
We like the temperature in
A predictable range!
The pollies need a shove
To save this earth we love
Cut fossil fuels, cut Climate Change