(22 April 2011)
* Am C G Am Some people say I have a choice between coal and oil and gas Am F D Em And the Fukushima nightmare spreading radioactive trash Am C FM7 FM7 The Ranger mine is leaking, plants can't safely store their waste Am F G Am Self-destruction's the desire when self-hatred we can't face. * Others say I have a choice of new technology Of solar this and solar that, making most of wind and sea I've nothing against clever machines if they keep the Earth healthy But corporations' costly projects still sell us dependency. * So if I look beyond the choices given, the time to act is now Only reducing our consumption demonstrates effective power An unpopular solution because it's simple and it's free We're scared to lose destructive jobs, have faith in true economy * Some people say I have a choice between the dictator's regime And the freedom of democracy, but is all really as it seems? I cannot help but notice that the most destructive empire's A parliamentary democracy equipped with guns for hire. * If I look beyond the choices given I can plainly see True cooperation's based on conscious self-autonomy We're scared that if we lose control, we'll lose our freedom too But I never will obey; I'll never tell you what to do. * Some people say I have a choice between chaos and the law That law brings peace and more police bring an end to bloody war But there's a war against the people, there's a war against the heart And bureaucratic rules and threats keep us submissive and apart. * So if I look beyond the choices given, my soul speaks loud and true That my conscience is the voice of love, trusting others to love too You may say that I'm naive but I'm creating what is true When I stand against the insane fear that divides me from you. * But if you're lost in fear and desperate greed and want to bring about my end They say I must use violence or I have failed to defend But if I look beyond the choices given, the violence stands unmasked As an endless, powerless cycle, a future driven by the past. * So if I choose to face my fear of death and defend nonviolently I'll be strategic and courageous while keeping my humanity Some people say I am not god, but who else could I be? But god and fear of being god, along with all I see.