Plastic Islands in the Sea © (children’s song lyrics)

(Think upbeat, steel pan)

Just another sunny day,
Feel the ice melting away,
No rain clouds in the sky
Just the future in my mind
and I wonder about me…

I look far out to see,
Wondering what on Earth will be
Wondering if I’ll be grey and old
Retired peacefully by the coast
Barbecuing Super Sunday roast…

Plastic Islands in the sea 🌴
No dream holiday for me
Nature told us to beware
But we – didn’t – really – care
Now see what the future brings

Octopuses on the land…
Wriggling out all their demands,

All the seals turned into bears…
Cockroaches crawling everywhere!

Every whale washed up on shore…
Hoping to – go and explore,

All they find is lots of money,
And they don’t find it quite funny
When it’s all covered – in oily honey!

Plastic Islands in the sea 🌴
No dream holiday for me
Nature told us to beware
But we – didn’t – really – care
Now see what the future brings

Penguins flew to London zoo…
But there was nothing left to do,

Polar bears in Timbuktu…
But all they found was oily goo,

Kangaroos hopping in New York…
Nobody in any of the stores,

Turtles ride the motorways
Going too fast for slow lanes
Hoping it’ll wash off acid rain.

Plastic Islands in the sea 🌴
No dream holiday for me
Nature told us to beware
But we – didn’t – really – care
Now see what the future brings

No atmosphere here on Earth…
Nothing left of any worth,

No sign of the human race,
They must’ve already left this place,
Ashamed and in disgrace.

Plastic Islands in the sea 🌴
No dream holiday for me
Nature told us to beware
But we – didn’t – really – care
Now see what the future brings

Back now in reality
Today is happening for you and me
Ain’t it time to make a change?
It just may not be too late.

Plastic Islands in the sea 🌴
No dream holiday for me
Nature told us to beware
But we – didn’t – really – care
Let’s change what future brings.

 

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