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Thanks to the folks at The Environment TV there is video up of The Ever Green Singers holiday season appearances – HERE

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Ever Green Singers final Holiday Appearance!

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December 19 7:30-8:30 PM
Steps of Judson Memorial Church

Ever Green 12.16

Silent Gas
Sung to the tune of “Silent Night”

Silent gas, deadly gas
All is calm – for a price
Round the pipelines leak the fright
Even on this holy night
Sleep with dangerous leaks
Sleep with fossil fuel leaks.

Silent gas, deadly gas
No one’s safe or gets a pass
Our tap water can burst into flame
Illness and cancer a waiting game
Sleep with dangerous leaks
Sleep with fossil fuel leaks

no radon

These Are a Few of Our Nastiest Things

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Our Nastiest Things
Sung to the tune of “My Favorite Things”

Nastiest Things CollageHydraulic fracking and hormone-fed cattle,
Over-priced coffee they roast in Seattle,
Vanishing bees that will no longer sting,
These are a few of our nastiest things.

Tea Party prophets and warming deniers,
Limbaugh and Bachman and rich banker liars,
Brown lakes and sparrows too sick to take wing,
These are a few of our nastiest things.

When the streams burn.
When the air stings.
When we’re feeling mad.
We simply remember our nastiest things
and then we don’t feel so bad.

Under-paid workers and over-paid bankers,
Congresses full of professional wankers,
Drone-carried packages Amazon brings,
These are a few of our nastiest things.

Penguins with suntans and dolphins on beaches,
Mutant tomatoes and G.M.O. peaches,
Blistering Winters and long silent Springs,
These are a few of our nastiest things.

When the streams burn.
When the air stings.
When we’re feeling mad
We focus our power on positive things
And then we can change what’s bad.

Lyrics by Hal Walker

Radon, Radon, Radon!

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Radon, Radon, Radon
Sung to the tune of “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel”

 Radon, Radon, Radon,radon dreidel
You’re coming out my spout.
Radon, Radon, Radon,
My hair is falling out.

Radon, Radon, Radon
It’s said you’re here to stay
And all of us New Yorkers
Will get mass tissue decay.

So who do we take time to thank?
Spectra and its allies.
But our glass is half full
‘cause our rents will stabilize!

If I want to gamble
I’ll use dreidels, treats, and gelt.arch santa hat SNOW
I won’t let Spectra Gas decide
To gamble with my health.

Christmas in the future

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Christ-a-mas 2-ought-14
Sung to the tune of “Silver Bells

Village sidewalks,Image
Pillaged sidewalks
The aroma’s benzene!
As we stroll through this quaint part of Gotham.
So much hist’ry –
Makes one misty –
For so much of it’s gone
In a neighborhood that once was awesome.

Chorus:
On Bleecker Street
Gas fumes secrete –
It’s Christmas time in the future.
The nightclub scene
Is sparse and lean –
It’s Christ-a-mas 2-ought-14

What a shambles
As we ramble
Up to Gansevoort Street
Passing so many empty apartments.
Seems the pipeline
Took our lifelines,
Our clean water and air
And a few landmark buildings to boot.
Chorus

Ever Green Singers introduced their Holiday Songbook last night to Washington Square.
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Join us Saturday the 14th at 5:30
Monday the 16th and Thursday the 19th at 7:30
Under the iconic Washington Square Arch…if it’s still there!

Do you see what I see? (Said the Gas Man…)

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do you hear ever greenSaid the Gas Man
Sung to the Tune of “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

 

 

Said the Gas Man to the rural town:
Do you see what I see?
Echo: Do you see what I see?
All around your homes, rural town –
Do you see what I see?
Echo: Do you see what I see?
Big cash! Big cash – just to lease your land!
You’ll have riches at your command!
You’ll have riches at your command!

Said the landowners to the Gas Man –
Do you hear what we hear?
Echo: Do you hear what we hear?
All around the country, Gas Man –
Do you hear what we hear?
Echo: Do you hear what we hear?
There’s poison through the land if we continue on this track
And no cash can ever get it back.
No cash can ever get it back.

Said the representatives to the folks:
Do you know what I know?
Echo: Do you know what I know?
The poison from the gas is just a joke.
Do you know what I know?
Echo: Do you know what I know?
The gas will bring us U.S. energy
It’s our only choice – don’t you see?
It’s our only choice – don’t you see?

Said the people in one voice loud and strong:
We have a better vision!
Echo: We have a better vision!
Our future’s not for you to string along!
We have a better vision!
Echo: We have a better vision!
There are so many choices we can make
That don’t put our future at stake!
That don’t put our future at stake!

EVer Green Waltz 2Sing the Ever Green Singers Holiday Songbook:
Wed. 12/11 & Sat. 12/14, 5:30
Mon. 12/16 &Thurs. 12/19, 7:30

 

Radon Gas is Flowing Through Town

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smokey says radon ever greenRadon Gas is Flowing Through Town
Sung to the tune of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

You better watch out, you better not cry
Better not pout, I’m telling you why
Radon gas is flowing through town

In high-pressure pipes, terrible price
Gonna wipe out both naughty and nice
Radon gas is flowing through town

It kills you when you’re sleeping ,
It kills when you’re awake,
It kills if you’ve been bad or good,
So get real for goodness sake!

Oh! You better speak out and tell ’em to fly
Shut Spectra down – I’m telling you why
Radon gas is flowing through town
Radon gas is flowing through town

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Pipeline blasts leave holes in the ground!
(Parody lyrics by Elliot Crown)

Come sing from the Ever Green Singers’ Holiday Songbook:Ever Green Rag
Wed. 12/11 & Sat. 12/14, 5:30 PM
Mon. 12/16 &Thurs. 12/19, 7:30 PM
Join us! We meet under the Washington Square Arch