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Eighteen Songs For Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day, Peeps! We’re not going to wax poetic about our love for our home planet because we’re in a rush to get going to an Earth Day art show at Black Whiskey. Come join us if you like the Earth and good art. Or Whiskey. Here’s a link with details http://www.marcpekala.com/. The Earth will be there, along with the good art. We’ll let the songs and quotes speak for themselves.

1. What Are We Gonna Do? – Dramarama
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
- Albert Einstein

2. Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
“Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me?”
- Groucho Marx

3. Down To Earth – Peter Gabriel and the Soweto Gospel Choir
“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
- Theodore Roosevelt

4. The Gardener – The Tallest Man On Earth
“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.”
- Henry David Thoreau

5. License to Kill – Bob Dylan
“The earth is what we all have in common.”
- Wendell Berry

6. Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth – Neko Case
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.”
- Mahatma Gandhi

7. (Nothing But) Flowers – Talking Heads
“For 200 years we've been conquering nature. Now we're beating it to death.”
- Tom McMillan

8. Earth – Imogen Heap
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
- Margaret Mead

9. Traffic Jam – James Taylor
“Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we're still at the mercy of nature.”
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

10. Escarpment Blues – Sarah Harmer
“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”
- John James Audubon

11. Last Great American Whale – Lou Reed
“I had assumed that the Earth, the spirit of the Earth, noticed exceptions -- those who wantonly damage it and those who do not. But the Earth is wise. It has given itself into the keeping of all, and all are therefore accountable.”
- Alice Walker

12. Gone – Jack Johnson
“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.”
- Cree Indian proverb

13. O Green World – Gorillaz
“As crude a weapon as the cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life.”
- Rachel Carson

14. After The Gold Rush – Neil Young
“Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.”
- Gore Vidal

15. I Remember California – R.E.M.
“Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.”
- Evo Morales

16. Apeman – The Kinks
"We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap."
- Kurt Vonnegut

17. Mother Nature’s Son – Harry Nilsson
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
- Lao Tzu

18. Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology) – Marvin Gaye
“Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.”
- Stephen Hawking

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