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.

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

Fracker’s Wonderland

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Fracker’s Wonderland
Sung to the tune of “Winter Wonderland”  Fracker's Wonderland

TV’s on – are you watching?
Another pipeline they’re hawking.
The gas we don’t need –
it’s not even cheap
Welcome to the Fracker’s Wonderland

In the “news” you will hear it:
“Get off oil – show U.S. spirit”
Fracked gas is toxic
It makes us all sick
Welcome to The Fracker’s Wonderland

Now’s the moment to get off of fossils
and invest in energy like sun!
We’ll be all so happy when do it –
‘til then we’ve all got work that must be done.

The gas men make a killing
‘til the people are willing
to get up and fight with all of our might –
And then we’ll tear down Fracker Wonderland!
to get up and fight with all of our might
And then we’ll tear down Fracker Wonderland!