A Powerful, Somewhat Silly #StopKXL Protest Song by Univer Soul. {Video}

Via on Jun 18, 2013

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And an out-of-the-ordinary environmental awareness campaign and fundraiser.

A new study shows that 78 percent of Americans think that the President and Congress should make developing sources of clean energy a priority. Yet 50 percent of Americans have never heard of the Keystone XL pipeline!

Someone has to try and enlarge the audience, reach out to the unreachable. But how do you reach a crowd that is normally not within an environmentalist’s reach?

As Barack Obama said on July 24th 2008, “this is the moment when we must come together to save this planet.”

Univer Soul (a.k.a. John Dares) and Grammy-Award winner Jason Goldstein came together to do just that with this outside-of-the-expected, powerful and relevant (not to mention silly) protest song, Habeas Corpus / Home at Bay:

All digital sales proceeds are donated to a diverse handful of environmental groups and activists listed, including 350.org, Clean Water Action and Street School Collective.

High profiler environmentalists including Bill McKibben, Ed Begley, Jr., Elisabetta Canalis, Mark Ruffalo, Van Jones and many more have been spreading the word about this video and I hope you will too by sharing this post!

For more, visit stopkxl.com.

The lyrics:

We Are Glued, The Earth Is a Temple
Don’t You Detect, They Don’t Care ‘Bout You
They Just Want The Job, They’re Useless
What To Do, What To Do, What To Do?
Try The Greens, Try The Greens

Don’t Screw It Up
Give It a Shit
We Are The Leader
Must Find a Way Out
What To Do, What To Do, What To Do?
Try The Greens, Try The Greens

No Nobel, No Way, Where’s The Peace?
Mister One Billion Campaign
Blah Blah Blah And All That Shit
S.P.A. Dog, The Oil Spill, Say It All
Expect The Worst With The Same Liars
What To Do, What To Do, What To Do?
Try The Greens, Try The Greens, For Your Kids, For Your Castle

Home At Bay, Just a Blah Blah Blah, Blah
Home At Bay, Just a Blah Blah Blah, Blah
Home At Bay, Just a Blah Blah Blah, Blah
Home At Bay, Just a Blah Blah Blah, Blah
Home At Bay, Just a Blah Blah Blah, Blah

They’re not afraid of being ridiculed for having tried something different, something new. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

They’re hoping people beyond the typical environmental choir will take notice of the video for its silliness and for its musical originality of dance-meets-rap, so that maybe they’ll hear the content of the message.

The power of music is a barrier-breaker, capable of igniting crowds that don’t care for rallies, and has the potential to last well beyond a day’s protest, a blockade, a summer.

Ultimately, it’s the people who hold the power, it is their power that can preserve their planet for their children.

Follow Stop KXL on twitter @StopKXL.

Originally published on I Count for myEARTH.


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Lynn Hasselberger lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, and NYR, and has a voracious appetite for comedy. In her spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A "Green Diva" and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr & @myEARTH360) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


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