Climate Change Songs

by Enda Reilly

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Songs about the climate and Climate Change! Amhráin faoi Athrú Aeráid. many of these song are from my Climate Change Songs Workshops.

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released January 3, 2011

Enda Reilly

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Enda Reilly Ireland

Dublin singer-songwriter Enda Reilly writes in both English and Irish, and his Irish songs can be heard regularly on RTÉ Radio na Gaeltachta.
Enda's latest release is Whorls, a selection of WB Yeats' poetry. For full bio check out endareilly.com thanks.
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Track Name: Oxygen 21
Oxygen 21, Enda Reilly
I like air’s ingredients just the way they are.
I like air’s ingredients just the way they are.
Oxygen 21
Oxygen 21
Nitrogen 78
CO2 trace gases Great!
Inhale, exhale,
Inhale, exhale,
I love to breathe, I thank the trees,
Please don’t cut them all down.
Burn the wood,
Burn the coal
Yeah we burn the gas
We burn the oil,
Nuclear could be a saviour,
Or turn snails’ shells triangular.
But what about windmills or the sun’s rays
What about people peddling all day
Yeah what about windmills or the sun’s rays
What about people peddling all day
In gyms around the world
In gyms around the world
In gyms around the world
In gyms all around the world
Oxygen (oxygen) Let’s keep it at 21 (21)
Oxygen (oxygen) 21 (21)
Nitrogen 78
CO2 we must abate.
Inhale (inhale), Exhale (exhale)
Inhale (inhale), Exhale (exhale)
I love to breathe, I thank the trees,
So please don’t cut them all down.
Please don’t cut them all down [REPEAT x5]
What about windmills or the sun’s rays
What about people peddling all day
What about windmills or the sun’s rays
What about people peddling for days
In gyms around the world
In gyms around the world
In gyms around the world
In gyms all around the world
Track Name: The Polar Bear Song
The Polar Bear Song, Enda Reilly 2008

The Polar Bear is getting rare,
He’ll have to learn to swim more,
The Polar Bear is getting rare,
He’ll have to learn to swim because the
Polar Ice
Polar Ice is in a
Meltdown
Meltdown
Planet Earth,
Planet Earth is in a
Meltdown
Meltdown
Meltdown
Meltdown
Oh Lakes of Ice breathe fire now
Because the Methane is coming out
Oh Lakes of Ice breathe fire now
Because the gas is coming out of the
Permafrost
Permafrost
Meltdown
Meltdown
Planet Earth,
Planet Earth
Meltdown
Meltdown
Meltdown
Meltdown
Please fix yourself
I didn’t mean to break you
Please fix yourself
I didn’t mean to break you
They say an Ice age is coming soon
Although the temperature’s rising
Well all this data does not compute
It just goes spinning around my head until
My brain
My brain starts to
Meltdown
Meltdown
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Meltdown
Track Name: Chewin the Cud
Chewin the Cud, Enda Reilly 2009

I have 4 Wellys to walk in the muck
I have 4 bellys to digest my grub
And you will find me lazily stood
Or languidly lying
Chewing the Cud
Chewing the Cud x 7
Making the Milk
I don’t eat jellies for teeth they’re no good
I don’t watch telly The news aint that good
But you will find me lazily stood
Or languidly lying
Chewing the Cud
Chewing the Cud x 7
Making the Milk
If I was bright purple
You’d all stand and stare
But I’m black and white
So nobody cares
And you will find me
Lazily stood
Or languidly lying
Chewing the Cud
Chewing the Cud x 7
Making the Methane x2
I’m making the milk
Track Name: Isn't that Amazing
Ch
In the Sun hydrogen comes together
It burns so bright in the sky
Heats the planet
It Makes the wind blow
which Makes the flora grow
Which gives us oxygen
Isn’t that amazing?

Some of this energy
gets stored away
In peat and coal and gas and oil
that we burn every day

We burned and burn the fuel
We thought that it was cool
But now we know it’s not
cause
The Earth has got too hot
The Earth has got too hot

Chorus

Isn’t that Amazing
Isn’t that Amazing
Isn’t that Amazing

Now we need to find
A different kind of energy
That doesn’t hurt the planet
And won’t cost too much money

Like the wind that blows
Or the flora that grows
Or maybe hydrogen
or the Sun that keeps on blazing
Wouldn’t that be amazing

Chorus

So let’s put up a good fight
Keep Carbon in our sights
And maybe one fine day
We will find a way
Track Name: Fish Fish (Ki Ki Ki Sha Ma Bo)
Fish Fish (Ki Ki Ki Sha Ma Bo) Enda Reilly

Ki Ki Ki Sha Ma Bo Sha Ma Bo

Fish Fish fresh from the sea
Omega Fatty acids for you and me
Fish fish fresh from the sea
Eat them with chips Eat them with peas

Will they be there in ten years or more
Will they still swim all round our shores?
If they’re not here who will answer?
Do we even care if we eat them into extinction?

Ki Ki Ki Sha Ma Bo Sha Ma Bo

Sustain abil ity
Food for today and 20 50
Sustain abil ity
Will Keep us fed will keep us free
Sustainability
Go catch some but leave some be
Sustainability
So please take care of the fish in the sea

Ki Ki Ki Sha Ma Bo Sha Ma Bo

Bio di versity
Another long word but bear with me
Bio di versity
If you wanna make money
Bio diversity means
Lots on land loads in the sea
Bio diversity
So please take care of the fish in the sea

Will they be there in ten years or more
Will they still swim all round our shores?
And if they’re not here who will answer?
Do we even care if we eat them into extinction?

Ki Ki Ki Sha Ma Bo Sha Ma Bo

Every little animal in the world is precious as it can be.
Every little animal in the sea is precious as it can be
Track Name: We All Own The Sky
We all own the Sky
Blue in the day and Black in the Night

We all own the Wind
That blows around the World again

What Have we done to her?
Changing her behaviour.

What can we do for her?
Can we even save her?

We all own the Seas
Americans and Cantonese
We all own the Seas
Indians and japanese

We all own the Wind
That blows around the World again
We all own the Wind
European African

Forgive Me Mother Earth

What Have we done to her?
Changing her behaviour.
What can we do for her?
Can we even save her?

Forgive Me Mother Earth
Track Name: Ocsaigin 21
Ocsaigin 21
Is maith liom comhábhar aer dirach mar atá
Is maith liom comhábhar aer dirach mar atá
Ocsaigin 21
Ocsaigin 21
Nitrigin 78
CO2 is gásanna beaga
ionanálaigh, easanálaigh,
ionanálaigh, easanálaigh,
Is breá liom análú, Leis na crainnte narbh fhiú,
Ná leag síos go léir iad.
Tá an adhmaid á dhó,
Is an gual á dhó
Is an peitreal sa charr
Is an ola á dhó
Is fuinneamh núicléach! D'fheadfadh sé bheith mar éacht
Nó ' sceall seilide a thriantánú
Cad faoin muileann gaoithe nó gathanna gréine
Cad faoi daoine ag rothlú le chéile
Cad faoin muileann gaoithe nó gathanna gréine
Cad faoi daoine ag rothlú le chéile
I spórtlann timpeall an domhain
I spórtlann timpeall an domhain
I spórtlann timpeall an domhain
I spórtlann timpeall an domhain
Ocsaigin 21
Ocsaigin Coimead é ag 21
Nitrigin 78
CO2 caitheamar a laghdú (náidiú)
ionanálaigh, easanálaigh,
ionanálaigh, easanálaigh,
Is breá liom análú, Leis na crainnte narbh fhiú,
Ná leag síos go léir iad.
Ná leag síos go léir iad.Ná leag síos go léir iad.Ná leag síos go léir iad.Ná leag síos go léir iad.Ná
leag síos go léir iad.
Cad faoin muileann gaoithe nó gathanna gréine
Cad faoi daoine ag rothlú le chéile
Cad faoin muileann gaoithe nó gathanna gréine
Cad faoi daoine ag rothlú le chéile
I spórtlann timpeall an domhain
I spórtlann timpeall an domhain
I spórtlann timpeall an domhain
I spórtlann timpeall an domhain
Track Name: Amhráin an Béar Bán
Amhráin an Béar Bán, Enda Reilly

Tá 'n Béar Bán annamh go leor,
Tá air le bheith ag snámh níos mó,
Tá an Béar Bán annamh go leor,
Tá air le bheith ag snámh toisc go bhfuil an,
Oighear pholach
An oighear pholach
Ag Leá anuas (síos)
Ag Leá anuas
An Domhain Ché
An Domhain Ché is in a
Leá anuas
Leá anuas
Leá anuas
Leá anuas
Tá an loch oighear trí thine anois
Is tá an Meatán ag teacht amach
Tá an loch oighear trí thine anois
Is tá an Meatán ag teacht amach ón
Síorsioc
An Síorsioc
Leá anuas
An Domhain Ché
An Domhain Ché
Leá anuas
Leá anuas
Leá anuas
Deisigh tú féin
más é do thoil é
Deisigh tú féin
Tá brón orm gur bhris mé thú
Deirtear go dtiocfaidh oighearaois
Ach ta an teocht ag ardú
Ní dhéanann sé seo chiall ar bith
Rothlaíonn sé timpeall mo cheann go dtí go dtosnaíonn
M' inchinn
Leá anuas
Leá anuas
An Domhain Ché
An Domhain Ché
Leá anuas
Track Name: Molly Sells Mussels No More
Molly Sells Mussels No More Enda Reilly 2015
after tweet from @Lemonsea regarding ocean acidification

"In Dublin's Fair city where the girls are so pretty
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone
As she wheels her wheel barrow
Through the streets broad and narrow
Crying Cockles and Mussels Alive Alive O......" – Ch Fade

Will you stay placid as the sea turns to acid
And the sea shells are no more
The tide is turning the sea is fizzing
And Molly sells mussels no more

Maybe you don't know what's going on,
I’ll try to explain it to you
You may have heard we've been emitting far too much CO2

Well it goes in the air but just like cola
It goes in the water too

This turns the oceans more acidic
And makes seashells shells turn to goo

So, Will you stay placid as the sea turns to acid
And the sea shells are no more?
The tide is turning the sea is fizzing
And Molly sells mussels no more

The Sydney Morning Herald tells me
Krill are being killed by that same CO2
This affects fish, whales, seals, penguins and birds
Because Krill is the most basic food

And will you stay placid as the sea turns to acid
And the sea shells are no more?
The tide is turning the sea is fizzing
And Molly sells mussels no more

And the temperature is rising as well,
Which is causing the oceans to swell
Soon they will rise upon you
Then what will we do?

Will we be happy when the sea turns to jelly
From the surface down to the seafloor
The tide is turning the, sea is fizzing
And Molly sells mussels no more

And will you stay placid as the sea turns to acid
And the sea shells are no more
The tide is turning the sea is fizzing
And Molly sells mussels no more

Molly sells mussels no more
Soon she'll sell no sea shells I'm sure
Track Name: Mol An Aimsir
Mol an Aimsir (Is Tiocfaidh Sí) ©Enda Reilly 2009

Mol an aimsir is tiocfaidh sí
Fág sa bhaile an scáth báistí
Mol an aimsir is tiocfaidh sí
Fág sa bhaile an scáth báistí

Bi ag damhsa bi ag spraoi
Mol an aimsir is tiocfaidh sí

Má bhíonn tú brónach ó maidin go hoíche,
Is cheapann tú go mbeidh pus ort choíche,
Ná bí ag fanacht lá ina dhiaidh lae,
bí réidh, bí réidh

Mol an aimsir is tiocfaidh sí
Fág sa bhaile an scáth báistí
Mol an aimsir is tiocfaidh sí
Fág sa bhaile an scáth báistí

Bi ag damhsa bi ag spraoi
Mol an aimsir is tiocfaidh sí

Seo chugainn an Ghrian
Seo chugainn an Ghrian x2

An ceapann tú go bhfuilim as mo mheabhar
Bhfuil mé ceart go leor, bhfuil mé ag iarraidh cabhair?

Nilim ag fanacht lá in dhiaidh lae
Táim Réidh Táim Réidh

Mol an aimsir is tiocfaidh sí
Fág sa bhaile an scáth báistí
Mol an aimsir is tiocfaidh sí
Fág sa bhaile an scáth báistí

Bi ag damhsa bi ag spraoi
Mol an aimsir is tiocfaidh sí

Seo chugainn an Ghrian
Seo chugainn an Ghrian
Track Name: Let's Change
Dm G Bb Am
Fossil Fuels think they rule lets show them What we’re made of.
Fossil Fuels think they rule lets show them What we’re made of.
Dm G Bb Am
Oil and Gas and Coal and Peat
These are what we use for heat
F C G Am
And Electricity And driving and flying!
F G Dm
But there’s another way
F G A
A different energy
D
Solar panels
G
Wind turbines
A
And Hydro electricity
Solar panels
Wind turbines
And Hydro electricity
A A7
And Heat exchange
Let’s change lets change!!
Track Name: Lorg Chosa Insan Aer
Lorg Chosa Insan Aer Enda Reilly

Tá Lorg chosa agam
Dofheicthe nuair a shiúilim
Tá Lorg chosa agam
Dofheicthe is mé ag rith
Tá Lorg chosa agam
Dofheicthe fiú sa sneachta
Tá Lorg chosa agam
Dofheicthe fós sa ghaineamh

Chuirim síos mo chos
‘Leis na soilse ag lonradh
Chuirim síos mo chos
‘S aráin téithe dóite dubh
Chuirim síos mo chos
S an teilifís leath-mhúchta
Chuirim síos mo chos
‘S an citeal arís ag fiuchadh
Sula n-ólaim mo tae

Feicfidh tú
Feicfidh tú
Ach is léir
Tá‘sé micreascópach
Mo (do) lorg choise insan aer



















Féach mo Lorg chosa
Nuair dhóm gual is gás
Féach mo Lorg chosa
Ag tiomaint ar fud na háite
Féach A Lorg chosa
Tá sé ar eitleáin
Féach a Lorg cosa
Ag nigh a cuid gruaige glan
S á thriomadh

Feicfidh tú
Feicfidh tú
Ach is léir
Tá‘siad micreascópach
Do (Ár) lorg choise insan aer
Track Name: Footprints In The Air
Footprints in the Air

(New version 2013)

I’ve got a footprint
You can’t see it when I walk
I’ve got a footprint
You can’t see it when I run
I’ve got a footprint
You can’t see it in the snow
I’ve got a footprint
You can’t see it in the sand

I press my foot down
When the lights are on all day
I press my foot down
When my toast has burnt away
I press my foot down
When the TV’s on standby
I press my foot down
When I boil 3 or 4 times
(before I make my tea)

Hard to see
Hard to see
But Everywhere
They’re microscopic
We leave our footprints in the air x2

Can’t you see my footprints
When I’m burning all the coal
Can’t you see my footprints
When I’m driving down the road
Can’t you see his footprints
When he’s flying Ryanair
Can’t you see her footprints
When she’s dryin her hair

Hard to see
Hard to see
But Everywhere
They’re microscopic
We leave our footprints in the air x2

I’ve got a footprint
You can’t see it when I walk
I’ve got a footprint
You can’t see it when I run
I’ve got a footprint
You can’t see it in the snow
I’ve got a footprint
You can’t see it in the sand
Ch
Hard to see
Hard to see
But Everywhere
They’re microscopic
We leave our footprints in the air x2
Track Name: Methadone Denial
Methadone Denial by Enda Reilly

Did you know that fossil fuels aren’t good for the planet?
In fact they’re just like “class A” drugs for everyone on it.

Yes we’ve been on heroin all of our lives
Don’t blame a baby born with blind eyes
Yes we’ve been on heroin all of our lives
But I won’t condone this Methadone Denial
No I won’t condone this Methadone Denial

It’s such a complicated thing; I hope we get it sorted,
Everyone can make an offering, So please don’t ignore it.

Yes we’ve been on heroin all of our lives
Time for us to open up our eyes
Yes we’ve been on heroin all of our lives
But I won’t condone this Methadone Denial
No i won’t condone this Methadone Denial

Did you know that fossil fuels aren’t good for the planet
In fact they’re just like “class A” drugs for everyone on it

I wanna make like an Ostrich, I wanna hide my head in the sand
I wanna make like an Ostrich, I wanna hide my head in the sand

But I won’t make like an Ostrich no I won’t hide my head in the sand
I won’t make like an Ostrich, I won’t hide my head in the sand


Inspired by a comment at the end of Richard douthwaite’s talk (54.50) http://vimeo.com/8738847. Emergency? What Emergency?
Track Name: With Climate Change We've Got To Change
With Climate Change we've got to change
With Climate Change we've got to change

'Cause it will be hotter
It'll get wetter
It'll be drier
with more severe weather

'Cause it will be hotter
It'll get wetter
It'll be drier
with more severe weather

Open your eyes
Open your eyes
This Climate Change
We've got to minimize

Open your eyes
Open your eyes
This Climate Change
We've got to minimize

The quicker we wake up
The less we'll have to make up
The quicker we wake up
The less we'll have to give up

And I know we can renew
The way we do the things we do
And I know we can renew
The way we do the things we do

With Climate Change we've got to change
With Climate Change we've got to change

'Cause it will be hotter
It'll get wetter
It'll be drier
with more severe weather

'Cause it will be hotter
It'll get wetter
It'll be drier
with more severe weather

Open your eyes
Open your eyes
This Climate Change
We've got to minimize

Open your eyes
Open your eyes
This Climate Change
We've got to minimize

The quicker we wake up
The less your kids will have to make up
The quicker we wake up
The less your grand-kids will have to give up

And I know we can renew
The way we do the things we do
And I know we can renew
The way we do the things we do

With Climate Change we've got to change
With Climate Change we've got to change