Relationship Problems and the Environment

by The Candle Wasters

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'Relationship Problems and the Environment' was written by Elsie Bollinger for the New Zealand web-series 'Bright Summer Night' on YouTube.

You can watch the original video here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPRBgxi0cxo

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LYRICS

I was talking to a friend of mine
They said it doesn’t matter
There’s so much wrong with the world
We’ll never make it better
And I know that feeling
God I know
I feel it everyday
When I walk into my room
It’s such a mess
Where do I start
What do I do?

And sometimes I ignore it
I’m not perfect, I’m a kid
But I know I will take a stand
I’ll clean up the filth around me
The idea of leaving all it sitting
I’m left swimming
The metaphor is fitting
We have to do something

CHORUS
It doesn’t even matter
‘Cos what we’re losing is ourselves
The Earth was here without us
And will be here when we’re gone
Why should we try and make things better
When all we’ll do is disappear?
But we can see the mess we’re making
And all we do is sneer

But we’ll never shut up we’ll keep
on shouting, ‘til our throats are rough and raw
I’ll roar until you make a change as well

Stop the oil well
The oil spill
The dry spell
Rising oceans
Carbon emissions
Emitting
Admitting is halfway there
Committing now that you’re aware

I’m shouting at the big guys
The ones who keep on smiling
I’m shouting till you see that things are dying

People’s lives turn into numbers
Stats, symbols on a screen
But what about the bees?
What about the bees?
You can’t ignore the bees.
Save the 'effing bees!

CHORUS
It doesn’t even matter
‘Cos what we’re losing is ourselves
The Earth was here without us
And will be here when we’re gone
Why should we try and make things better
When all we’ll do is disappear?
But we can see the mess we’re making
And all we do is sneer
All we do is sneer
All we do is sneer
But I don’t want to disappear

credits

released September 16, 2016
Written by Elsie Bollinger
Instrumentation by Maude Morris
Mixed by Phil Burton at Underground Sound
Produced by Elsie Bollinger
Vocals by Gala Baumfield, Thomasin McKenzie, Nova Moala-Knox, and Brendan King

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