Music From A Burning Planet

by The Alternative Facts

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MelsBandCamp Music that does not require me to forget how serious things are. This album is the opposite of escapist. It speaks to almost every unwelcome truth there is today. Epitaph is extremely poignant. All the instrumentals are excellent!
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So now it's US against the world The Stars and Stripes can be unfurled We'll fly them high above the Earth for what little they may be worth From sea to rising sea... 
 Au Revoir, Paris 
 This "climate change" is just a hoax Invented by some crazy folks They say the planet's getting hot And it's the only one we've got But Mr. Trump does not agree... 
 Au Revoir, Paris
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They used to call this the Last Frontier Oil companies have made a killing here The caribou and the polar bear... The animals have got a lot to fear Drill Baby Drill Feed the addiction Come on and auction the rights away Raking in the money, there'll be hell to pay Maybe gone tomorrow but it's here today Wilderness is overrated anyway Drill Baby Drill Feed the addiction Look what the lucky white man found Lucky gold trapped underground Greed is the virus going 'round And all they want is money (money money money) Gifts from the dinosaurs long ago Nature's less important than the oil below Rape the Earth and watch her flow A river full of money (money money money) It was heaven sent and then it all went wrong It was paradise until we came along...
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The morning brings a sickly glow Today it seems so long ago The places that we used to know The memories still strong The trees were standing tall and proud Today they wear a burning shroud An idiot in every crowd A place they don’t belong Under The Orange Sun Lit by an orange moon Burning up one by one Everything ends too soon The ashes fall on city streets It looks a lot like coffin sheets It’s raining down in endless Tweets The flames keep marching on… The trees that touched the endless sky The idiot who made them die Today I’m much too numb to cry For everything that’s gone Under The Orange Sun Lit by an orange moon Burning up one by one Everything ends too soon
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Feed the addiction (Drill baby drill) Screw the science fiction (Drill baby drill) Listen to the Koch boys (Drill baby drill) Screw the Keystone killjoys (Drill baby drill) The summers are hot The winters get colder Will the planet be here When our children get older? It's a wonderful life For those who get to live it When the planet goes dark, It's taking us with it Deepwater Valdez (Spill baby spill) Greenland is melting (Chill baby chill) All the pretty wildlife (Kill baby kill) All the lonely people (Kill baby kill) When you cut the last tree, Catch the last fish, Poison the sea, Earth has a lesson to give: You can’t eat money to live The summers are hot The winters get colder Will the planet be here When our children get older? It's a wonderful life For those who get to live it When the planet goes dark, It's taking us with it. We're addicted to oil And so we must drill it Such a wonderful place It's a shame we must kill it Such a miserable life And humans are the cancer On the face of the Earth But Nature has an answer...
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02:54

Ryan: you know the planet's dying Why must you help it along? The things you're doing are wrong
 Pruitt: we always knew you'd do it You're just a fossil fuel tool You want to rip up the rules
 Choose this day whom you will serve* Kill the home you don't deserve Nature always win this war Man's the modern dinosaur Ryan: you know your boss is lying Yet you keep playing along Until your conscience is gone Pruitt: we always saw right through it You're just a corporate lackey You call the science wacky You're on that extinction list Homo sapiens won't be missed Only fools can still ignore Man's the modern dinosaur Rape and pillage Mother Earth Watch it burn for all she's worth Close your eyes to what's in store Man's the modern dinosaur Drilling, they're gonna make a killing The flora and the fauna will die Your precious Jesus would cry
 Mining, there is no silver lining "Clean coal" is pie in the sky Great food for pigs who can fly Drilling, you're gonna make a killing Until the oil runs dry Then kiss your assets goodbye... *http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/358043-epa-blocks-scientists-who-get-grants-from-advisory-boards
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There was a lovely waterfall The trees were green and standing tall The photos are our only proof Before it all went through the roof So now we have these memories How beautiful it used to be Before we chopped down all the trees Before we poisoned all the seas The warning signs were everywhere and still we looked away Though it was hazy we all were crazy To live from day to day Welcome to the New Normal This is the New Normal It's rather informal This is our New Normal We always thought we made the rules We kept on burning fossil fuels We aren't the masters anymore We are the modern dinosaurs We tried to run we tried to hide But we were stuck here for the ride The lucky ones have long since died The rest of us just stay inside The hurricanes kept blowing up The cities washed away "Ignore the fires" said the deniers Now they'll have to pay Welcome to the New Normal This is the New Normal It's rather informal This is our New Normal Earth was a lovely place We were the master race Our ending now begins ‘Cause Nature always wins
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02:06
Hey Daddy What did you do in the war on Earth? Hey Daddy Were you thinking of us or what your stocks were worth? Show me photos of the leopards and the tall giraffes Hey Daddy If only your money could bring them back Hey Daddy What did you think of the hurricanes? Hey Daddy What did you do when the flooding came? Show me photos of a million species that all are gone Tell me again how so many people could be so wrong 
 Hey Daddy Looking back it seems so clear Hey Daddy It kept on getting warmer each year Hey Daddy Mostly everything is gone Hey Daddy The sixth extinction matches on...
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09:30
Mourn what you lost Mourn what you never had These are the good old days The future’s looking mighty sad. Envy the unborn souls For they may see it all return Pity the unborn souls For they may see the endless burn We cursed the ashes and the haze We never blamed our foolish ways We offered him eternal praise He cursed us with the End of Days Now say goodbye An epitaph for modern man The Earth can breathe again Without us and our master plan Don’t cry for us We had our golden days Just smile and wave goodbye The earth won’t miss the human race
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A cautionary tale of climate change in the 21st century. MFABP begins with the US leaving the Paris accord in June 2017, and ends at some indeterminate point later this century when mankind either departs for parts unknown or goes extinct, upon which the planet begins to regenerate.

A significant portion of album sales will be donated to 350.org. whose mission is climate change education and mitigation. The clock is ticking, but it is not too late to help write a better ending for the 21st century. Thank you for doing your part to protect our planet... we only get one!

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released September 30, 2018

Written, performed, and produced by The Alternative Facts
Copyright © 2018 The Alternative Facts
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Music inspired by the news of the day.

"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty" -- Thomas Jefferson

The Alternative Facts roared to life on Inauguration Day 2017, taking our name from Kellyanne Conway's definition of LIES, which continue to stream from the Trump Administration on a daily basis.

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