‘Money is the reason we exist
Everybody knows it, it’s a fact – kiss, kiss’
Lana Del Rey from her song, ‘National Anthem’ 

The Amazons on fire again
The ice caps melt away
Sea levels gone and lost the plot
Plastic bottles don’t decay
Exhaust fumes and factory waste
Industry is all
The planet keeps on spinning
But it’s heading for a fall
Species upon species
Mankind has killed the lot
Go kill another elephant
Go take another shot
We breed too many humans
While the food chain’s breaking up
Come tomorrow, come the big bang
Our lungs will scream for oxygen in a cup

It wouldn’t be right to quote Lana without posting a vid of her song ‘National Anthem’. To me it’s a masterpiece stuffed full of satire.

No way can I best Lana, so today just me and an angry guitar. The number is called ‘One Man Band’;


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25 thoughts on “OXYGEN IN A CUP

      1. I quite agree. If you haven’t come across her the work of Aurora is worth a listen as well as Fifi Rong (who accompanied me on the Devil’s Kiss song). All great female artists ~ George

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  1. Brilliantly versed. Your lyrics are the best, George. You tell about social issues plaguing the planet , not many say it the way you do.
    You could be the world’s ambassador for peace and for saving the planet.

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  2. We had our grandson stay with us this weekend. He will be five in October. His life is ahead still full of promise. But is it? What will his life be full of. That is the thing that worries me most about where this world is spinning to. Not for me but for him.

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    1. I wish I knew, Anne. Even the glaciers are melting faster than anyone expected. Right wing politicians don’t seem to understand global warning or anything else relating to the environment plus there’s too many people on the planet. It’s the sort of thing I try to put at the back of my mind – but can’t. I guess we live in hope ~ George

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    1. Thanks, Aquileana. I’ve pretty much had the album on a loop since it was released. If I’m not careful I’ll over play it. It’s not often an artist like Lana comes along, totally focused on getting her songs perfect from a technical point of view, without ruining the raw flow of the songs. A genius. Thanks again ~ George

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