September 20, 2009

Midnight LOL

crypty.jpgThe Sydney Morning Herald reports (via Tim Blair):

A Midnight Oil hit advocating Aboriginal land rights in the '80s is being used in the noughties to mobilise nations to combat climate change.

The band's former frontman and now [Australian] Environment Minister, Peter Garrett, helped write new lyrics to "Beds Are Burning," as part of the celebrity-led initiative.

It is driven by the former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, who heads the Global Humanitarian Forum in Geneva. The forum has assembled 55 singers, actors and models to rerecord protest songs with the aim of cutting carbon emissions.

Among them are British rockers Duran Duran, former Boomtown Rat Bob Geldof, French actress Marion Cotillard and Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu...

Where Mr Garrett once writhed to this opener: ''Out where the river broke/The blood wood and the desert oak/Holden wrecks and boiling diesels/Steam in 45 degrees'', the remake will feature a chorus of well-meaning celebrities singing: ''Down at the river bed/The earth is cracked and dry instead/Farms a failing, cities baking/Steam in 45 degrees.''

Climate change sceptics may ask why the temperature has not risen from 45 degrees in the intervening decades. But such quibbles are swept away in the tweaked refrain: ''The time has come/A fact's a fact/The heat is on/No turning back.''

Now there's an idea!

Skull's So Gleaming

(Bleated to the tune of "Beds Are Burning" by Midnight Oil, which you can listen to here)

Clung to his cranial pan:
A small glob that resembles flan
Facial tics and scary seizures
Spewing crank ideology

The time has come
To say dumb's dumb
To stop this crap
Our ears are numb
The time has come
A joke's a joke
Now we're onto you
So shut it, bloke

How can we put up with warmist dreaming?
How can we see when his skull's so gleaming?
Record sales dried up, but he's still earning
Government jobs don't require much learning

The time has come
To say dumb's dumb
To stop this crap, now
Our ears are numb

His so-called dancing's funny too
A spastic trying to do kung fu
An Aussie leader who lives and breathes
The left's banalities

The time has come
Enough's enough
We've had our fill
Of warmist guff
The time has come
We call your bluff
You're not fooling us
So go get stuffed

How can we put up with warmist dreaming?
How can we see when his skull's so gleaming?
Cadaverous jagoff, the truth he's spurning
Strangling the facts, but they keep on squirming

The time has come
To say that's it
We've had enough of
This "warming" $#!+
The time has come
Your card's revoked
We remain unmoved
You'd better shut it, bloke

How can we put up with warmist dreaming?
How can we see when his skull's so gleaming?

Previously: The Obama Songbook

Posted by Jim Treacher at September 20, 2009 10:32 AM