Sustainability Singers – musical fun

The sketch tells a brief story of students trying desperately to write a song about sustainability – with somewhat comical results.

Video work: N.Dentamaro and R.Kiefer

 

For those who like to sing along:  the lyrics!  Created by the Brenau Sustainability Singers for this one-time event only !

 

 GRANDMA IS AN ACTIVIST

Grandma is an activist and she will tell you clearly

“Get your act together or we’ll all be paying dearly !”

If you are an activist, everything is dandy.
            Only problem Grandma has, some money would be handy!

Grandpa came to Gainesville once, riding on a pony,

“I asked her for a Prius and instead I got baloney.”                         

If you are an activist, everything is dandy.
            Only problem Grandma has, some money would be handy

 

 

WE’RE DOING THE BEST THAT WE CAN

 

 Uncle Theodore was doing a hundred and five. When he got stopped, he said to the man:

I’m on my way to a sus-tainability show, and I am doing the best that I can.

I’m doing the best that I can.

 

Flying ‘cross the desert on a TWA I saw a woman walk across the sand

She was looking for sus-tainability and she was doing the best that she can.

            She’s doing the best that she can.

Lake Lanier was to be- a- beautiful sight- in the Corps of Engineers’ Grand Plan

Now they’re sending all the water down to Florida State, but they’re doing the best that they can.

           They’re doing the best that they can.

Sir John Henry was a railroad man- laying the track, he swung his hammer like no other man,

But the highway took the space, and the cars won the race, but he was doing the best that he can.

           He was doing the best that he can.

 

Amarantha is a sophomore in liberal arts, one day she dropped an aluminum can,

They made her pick up all the litter and it made her feel bitter, but she’s doing the best that she can.

            She’s doing the best that she can.

 

We gotta save- electricity and water too, every woman and every man,

We’re gonna bathe- in the dark– and play- in the park, and we’re doing the best that we can.

We’re doing the best that we can.

 

WE SHOULD WELCOME GLOBAL WARMING WHEN IT COMES

We should welcome global warming when it comes, We should welcome global warming when it comes

Winter has been awful chilly, and although this may sound silly

We should welcome global warming when it comes

Yippie yaa yaa yippie yippie yay
Yippie yaa yaa yippie yippie yay

Winter has been awful chilly, and although this may sound silly

We should welcome global warming when it comes

We should try to close that ugly ozone hole, We should try to close that ugly ozone hole

If you’re using lots of hairspray you’re polluting, and I dare say

All you get for Christmas is a lump of coal.

Yippie…   […]

If you’re using lots of hairspray you’re polluting, and I dare say

All you get for Christmas is a lump of coal.

Stop destroying our mountains for the coal !  Stop destroying our mountains for the coal !

If you’re gonna be so lucky, West Virginia and Kentucky,

Stop destroying our mountains for the coal !

Yippie…   […]

If you’re gonna be so lucky, West Virginia and Kentucky,

Stop destroying our mountains for the coal !

We should try to end that nasty acid rain !  We should try to end that nasty acid rain !

Go put Michael on a cycle, be a walker, be a jogger,

We should try to end that nasty acid rain !

Yippie…   […]

Go put Michael on a cycle, be a walker, be a jogger,

We should try to end that nasty acid rain !

We shall care about all creatures great and small, tell your buddies, tell the nation, tell them all

From the summit of Mount Eiger, that we’ve got the biggest tiger

We shall care about all creatures great and small !

Yippie…   […]

From the summit of Mount Eiger, that we’ve got the biggest tiger

We shall care about all creatures great and small !

Finish writing this assignment if you please, ‘bout the baby seals, the butterflies, the bees,

If these lyrics don’t get better, they will end up in the shredder,

And we might as well go out and hug the trees.

Yippie…   […]

If these lyrics don’t get better, they will end up in the shredder,

And we might as well go out and hug the trees.     

                                                       

LEND A HAND

Another year comes to an end, and we’re singing Auld Lang Syne,

We really don’t know what it means, but the song will do just fine.

            The word “sustainability” means caring for the land,

            The world belongs to you and me, come along and lend a hand.

You hear the bad news every day, of disasters and disease,

Of war, pollution, poverty, and so many things like these.

The word “sustainability” means caring for the land,

            The world belongs to you and me, come along and lend a hand.

Together we can make a change, for the people yet to come,

We can create a better world, with a place for everyone.

The word “sustainability” means caring for the land,

The world belongs to you and me, come along and lend a hand.

And now this song comes to an end, hope you had a pleasant time,

We promise next year’s Earth Day group won’t be singing Auld Lang Syne.

We’re proud you spent the day with us, and thanks for being here,

Re-pair, Reuse, recycle, and

                        Have a wonderful Green Year !

(slowly)  HAVE    A    WONDERFUL   GREEN   YEAR   !                                                                        

 

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