Christmas in the future

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

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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!

Spectra Pipeline in the Village

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Spectra Energy is the company that has the contract for the pipeline that is delivering fracked gas from the Marcellus Shale, under the Hudson River, under the West Village and all its inhabitants. Just one of the stories about Spectra Energy’s safety protocol can be found HERE.

Gas LIne dragon SPectra

The Evergreen Singers will be caroling in the streets during the month  of December to let Manhattanites know about the pipeline. Here’s one of the songs we’ll be sharing – and hope you join with us.

Boom! The Pipeline Does Explode
Sung to the tune of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

Boom! The pipeline does explode
Making canyons in the road
Great big chunks of West 12th Street
Are no longer at our feet.
Look! There goes my next door neighbor
Flying like a Scot’s tossed caber!
Gotham’s disappearing streets –
Courtesy of gas industry
Boom! The pipeline does explode
Making canyons in the road.

Boom! The pipeline does explode
Making canyons in the road.
Spectra is the company that
Brought all this to you and me.
Moved by Greed, this elite chosen
Are nowhere near the next explosion.
Boom! The pipeline does explode
Making canyons in the road.

Boom! The pipeline does explode
Making canyons in the road.
Look around and say “good bye”
All these things could go sky high.
Could it be that children’s playground?
The dog run with its rescued greyhounds?
Fracked gas doesn’t take an aim –
The entire Village – up in flames!
Boom! The pipeline does exlode
Making canyons in the road.

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