Coventry Jones - Lyrics
Green Earth Turns Black

When this green earth turns black
will you still drive your toxic Cadillac?
When this green earth turns brown
won't you listen to the environment's sound?

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When this green earth turns black,
and the trees are gone
and they're not coming back,
When this green earth turns black,
there will be no turning, no turning back.

I envision a junkyard
half a dozen continents wide.
'Cause we gambled on industry
and got taken for a ride.
So they set up EARTH DAY
so we could all stop and think.
Wasting the planet is Insane!
We need an environmental shrink!

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They once beleived the world was flat.
They believed in "progress"
and nothing more than that.
Now you see the "pioneers of progress"
drinking cans of La Croix
You see the "pioneers of progress"
drinking cans of La Croix,
afraid of tap water
with nothing left to destroy.

Before we have another birth, birth, birth,
on this green, green earth, earth, earth.
We get down on our knees,
praying for a final stand.
Take a child by the hand, hand, hand,
To some unchartered land, land, land.
Let them learn to understand
that Mother Earth is in their hands.
Mother Earth is in their hands,
Mother Earth is in their hands,
Mother Earth is in their hands,
Mother Earth is in their hands.

They once believed the world was flat.
They believed in "progress"
and nothing more than that.
Now you see the "pioneers of progress"
drinking cans of La Croix,
afraid of tap water
with nothing left to destroy.

junkyard photo
(C) Copyright 1999, Coventry Jones