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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Favorite Song of the Day: Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

This is a long distance dedication that goes out to the G8 politicos meeting today in Rostock, Germany. It's especially meant for George W, our fearless leader who should discover there's reason to be fearful about what's going on in the environment. See the New York Times story "Rifts on Russia and Climate Seen at Summit" for a summary of what's expected — hint: not much progress.

Marvin Gaye wrote the song Mercy Mercy Me 36 years ago, and unfortunately things have only gotten worse since then. Governments and Industry didn't heed the call for change back then, but we can't afford for it to fall on deaf ears much longer.

Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

Mercy mercy me
Things ain't what they used to be, no no
Where did all the blue skies go?
Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east
Mercy, mercy me,
Things ain't what they used to be, no no
Oil wasted on the ocean and upon our seas, fish full of mercury
Mercy, mercy me
Things ain't what they used to be, no no
Radiation under ground and in the sky
Animals and birds who live nearby are dying
Mercy, mercy me
Things ain't what they used to be
What about this overcrowded land
How much more abuse from man can she stand?
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