Tune: My Darling Clementine
There's a cycle, a roller coaster
In Alberta, that’s our fate.
Selling oil as fast as we can --
As if the stuff went out of date.
There's a crisis, that’s for certain
In our minds and on our land
A fire sale to sell our bitumen
Cannot be our energy plan.
Production’s rising, can you believe it?
Drilling MORE is the party line.
To hell with climate, countries dying
More oil out means more pipeline.
How to flip this, that's the question
Please Albertans, have some guts!
We need DE-growth on our planet
Stop expanding, are we nuts?
At least a fee that taxes carbon
Rightly makes the user pay.
If you have another plan, dear
Tell us now….not Apocolypse day.
Hear your Grannies, heed our warning
The earth has limits to its growth
Dying icebergs, dying people
Hear your Grannies, enough’s enough!
Calgary Raging Grannies, 2019