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Stand For Forests
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A song about environmental protection with Wylie Robbins Thorne-Thomsen.
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Upload date
September 18, 2018
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MP3 5.1 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
5:35 minutes
Writer (words/music)
Tom Neilson
Copyright
Tom Neilson 2018
Lyrics
Forests have been taking CO2 from the atmosphere & storing carbon for you, For 300 million years & maybe more, ‘Cause that’s part of what the trees in the forest are for There's nothing clean about burnin trees; And your taxes pay for the subsidies To put wood burners in the schools so the kid'll breath in Particulate matter with their oxygen What do you get when you burn down the trees? Asthma and cancer and heart disease Stand 4 the forest and you will see, the forest stands for you and me. For a fist full of dollars an old growth tree from its trunk up to its canopy Goes off to burn in a factory and the PPM is climbin’ to 450! When we cut ‘em down & burn ‘em and disturb the soil, we release that carbon and begin to spoil The atmosphere & earth and everything in it. And no matter how the corporate politicians spin it Stand 4 the forest and you will see, the forest stands for you and me Stand 4 the forest and it’ll repair our ecosystem – earth, water and air They call it renew’ble, but I tell you Jack, it takes 100 years for a tree to grow back And DCR is on a wood pellet attack While the planet’s goin up a chimney stack Plant a tree and leave it there, it’ll draw down that carbon right out of the air Stand for the forest and it’ll repair the ecosystem – earth, water and air Well, you can make a few dollars more by sellin’ and burnin’ on a foreign shore Clear cut it down to the forest floor, make a 6th extinction corridor We lose water filtration & flood control & BURNIN’ WOOD IS DIRTIER THAN COAL Plant a tree and leave it there it’ll – draw down that carbon right out of the air Stand for the forest and it’ll repair the ecosystem – earth, water and air Now the US is a wood pellet mill, and the loggers never seem to get their fill Of public, private deforestation, till they seal the deal with annihilation from Profiteering commercialization; and extinction of our habitation. What do you get when you burn down the trees? Asthma and cancer and 450 Stand 4 the forest and you will see, the forest stands for you and me. Plant a tree and leave it there it’ll draw down that carbon right out of the air Stand 4 the forest and it’ll repair the ecosystem – earth, water and air