Singing to Save the Environment

21 09 2011

We all have our own skills and are superstars in our own right. We each shine in our own special way and have the opportunity to share our talents with other people as we go about our day to day lives.

One of the cool things that we have noticed at The Duke of Ed, is that there are people willing to take their skills and talents and use them for a worthy cause! Still focussing on our environment theme, there are musicians who have made the effort to put some light onto a serious issue and try to make a difference through song.

It is with great delight, excitement, and a little bit of “jazz hands” that we give you five songs all about the environment.

1.       “Big Yellow Taxi” Counting Crows ft Vanessa Carlton

This song asks us to realise the importance of the environment and not to wait until it’s too late and nature as we know it is gone.

Lyrics We Love: “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone. They pave paradise and put up a parking lot.”

2.       “Gone” Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson sings to us about the environment and how we, as humans can have a negative effect on nature.

Lyrics We Love: “And what about your mind? Does it shine? Are there things than concern you more than your time?”

3.       “Excuse Me Mr” Ben Harper

Written to all humans about the way we treat nature for business and the ignorance of people towards the environment.

Lyrics We Love: “Excuse me Mr, isn’t that your oil in the sea? And the pollution in the air Mr, whose could it be?

4.       “Wake up America” Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus encourages America to “Wake Up”, notice what they are doing to the environment and work together to take care of the country.

Lyrics We Love: “Leading up to the final destination, oh the Earth is calling out, I wanna learn what it’s all about.”

5.       “Rip Rip Woodchip” John Williamson

A classic Australian song about humans tearing down bushland to make paper. It also discusses the loss of animals and their habitats due to continuing this practice.

Lyrics We Love: “Why shouldn’t I get emotional – the bush is sacred, ancient life will fade away.”

After listening to these top five environmentally friendly songs, we are inspired to go out, save the world and make a difference.

Have you written a song about the environment? Do you have a top tune to add to the list? Share them with us…

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