greta-thunberg

To Be Decided

Wobbie Wobbit - FAWM 2019


Stealing Our Future

This song was written as part of a game and the music is based on a chord progression and melody by Tim Fatchen. Words are inspired by and based on the speeches and interviews of young climate activist and speaker Greta Thunberg.


You say nothing in life
Is black or white
But that is a lie
A very dangerous lie

We either act on the warning
Or we don't
We either stop the warming
Or we don't

You are stealing our future
And throwing it away
Our house is on fire
Please listen to what I say

You are stealing our future
And throwing it away
Our house is on fire
Please listen, listen to what I say

Transformational action
Is what it will entail
Or it's business as usual
And we will fail

It's all about money
And that must change
Our disappearing carbon budget
Must be our new exchange

You are stealing our future
And throwing it away
Our house is on fire
Please listen to what I say

You are stealing our future
And throwing it away
Our house is on fire
Please listen, listen to what I say

It threatens civilization
And the entire biosphere
I don't want you to be hopeful
I want you to feel my fear

I want you to panic
I don't want your hope
We need to drastically change things
Because the planet cannot cope

You are stealing our future
And throwing it away
Our house is on fire
Please listen to what I say

You are stealing our future
And throwing it away
Our house is on fire
Please listen, listen to what I say

Don't wanna hear it from me?
Then listen to the scientists
Act like you would in a crisis
Because that is what it is

You are stealing our future
There's the greatest crime
We have run out of excuses
And we're running out of time

We must act to save the future
act to save the future
act to save the future NOW


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