King Tide And The Sunny Day Flood - Billy Bragg

from the single King Tide And The Sunny Day Flood (2017)

What better way to start your morning than with a tweet announcing a new Billy Bragg single?

That is how I woke up.  Now, I am bouncing between my computer and the espresso machine, listening, as my favorite protest singer croons for Mother Earth.

Here are the lyrics:

Wouldn't it be wonderful
If we could save the world and all
Simply by collecting up
Tin cans and empty bottles

We all want to believe it's true
But it don't matter what you do
So long as we continue to
Burn our way through fossils

Now it should come as no surprise
To learn about the ocean's rise
Polar caps are melting
With every year that the planet warms

Now people have to understand
We're gonna feel it far inland
It's gonna shift the seasons
And super charge the storms

King Tide is a coming
King Tide is a coming
King Tide is a coming
Bringing flooding on a sunny day

King Tide is a coming
Can't you hear the melt waters running
King Tide is a coming
Gonna sweep every thing away

And you know
The oceans they connect us all
No one can just build a wall
We have to work together

We can't do this on our own
To think that you can stand aside
Is nothing more than foolish pride
'Cause everyone's a libertarian
Until the brown water floods their home

Now you may live on higher ground
Feeling that you're safe and sound
Thinking as you look around
This is your lucky day

But every one beneath the sky
Soon be looking for somewhere high and dry
And nothing you can ever do
Will keep them all at bay

King Tide is a coming
King Tide is a coming
King Tide is a coming
Bringing flooding on a sunny day

King Tide is a coming
Can't you hear the melt waters running
King Tide is a coming
Gonna sweep every thing away

King Tide is a coming
We have to act today


Time to get off my ass.

Click Here to watch the lyric video for King Tide And The Sunny Day Flood.

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