From the recording Shadow Of A Doubt

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HOW MANY TIMES 2020


VERSE 1:
What the health are we doing to our beautiful home?/
man - I’m-a need participation, I can’t do it alone/
if we could just get the message that what we’re doing is wrong/
but it’s hard cuz every two minutes - you on your phone/
and I know you mean well, but we need more than good intent/
we’re trying to undo lifetimes of horrible neglect/
we’ve made killing apparatuses like war and cigarettes/
and we’ve tried to ask nicely, now we’re forced to interject/
so, dear Mr Presi… ah - you don’t listen anyway/
you think you got words Orange? you ain’t Ernest Hemingway/
but think whatever makes you feel right in fantasy land/
you know, that world where no one notices how badly you’re tanned/
I’m going straight to the people and together we can/
become the antidote the world needs, medicine man…/
…or woman, doesn’t matter anyway, we’re in this together/
we can’t set it ablaze and expect to live to regret it/
…that’s a “nah son”…


HOOK:
Tell me how many times/
have we ignored this Earth crying/
I love you, and I’ll miss you, but I don’t need you in my life/
(…bye Felicia…)
and when we say forgive me/
maybe this time we’ll change, but hey…/
I’m sorry - she’s just heard that one too many times.


VERSE 2:
And if this virus isn’t proof enough we’ve gone too far/
then I don’t know what else to do, so here’s a song for y’all/
a fourth quarter Hail Mary pass from me to you/
if you’re not busy with your phone hunting Pikachu/
when will we finally accept what consuming meat can do?/
and no one including me is guilt free, it’s true/
you’re all my brothers and sisters, we got the deepest roots/
and no force is gonna stop us once the people move/
…vamps mi genre - let’s go…


HOOK:
Tell me how many times/
(…how many times bro?…)
have we ignored this Earth crying/
(…crying out loud…)
I love you, and I’ll miss you, but I don’t need you in my life/
(…bye Felicia…)
and when we say forgive me/
maybe this time we’ll change, but hey…/
I’m sorry - she’s just heard that one too many times.


BRIDGE:
una ves mas mi gente, todos juntos/
nuestro único hogar, no hay otros mundos/
y sufrimos sin aire limpio, si o no?
usted que va haces sin oxigeno?/
una ves mas mi gente, todos juntos/
nuestro único hogar, no hay otros mundos/
y sufrimos sin agua limpio, si o no?
usted que va haces sin oxigeno?/


HOOK:
Tell me how many times/
(…how many times bro?…)
have we ignored this Earth crying/
(…crying out loud…)
I love you, and I’ll miss you, but I don’t need you in my life/
(…bye Felicia…)
and when we say forgive me/
maybe this time we’ll change, but hey…/
I’m sorry - she’s just heard that one too many times.


VERSE 3:
So if you wanna see a world without war and pollution/
we gotta listen to the science and lean toward the solutions/
an entirely new future - it ain’t hard to see/
picture a resource based economy, or R.B.E./
Jacque Fresco died believing we can do it together/
declare the world common heritage, pursue an endeavor/
that could improve the quality of life for ages bro/
but we gotta get up off the couch potato and make it so/
…the choice is ours


BRIDGE:
una ves mas mi gente, todos juntos/
nuestro único hogar, no hay otros mundos/
y sufrimos sin aire limpio, si o no?
usted que va haces sin oxigeno?/


HOOK:
Tell me how many times/
(…how many times bro?…)
have we ignored this Earth crying/
(…crying out loud…)
I love you, and I’ll miss you, but I don’t need you in my life/
(…bye Felicia…)
and when we say forgive me/
maybe this time we’ll change, but hey…/
I’m sorry - she’s just heard that one too many times.


Jacque Fresco (1974 interview with Larry King):
“Our society can not be maintained by this type of incompetence.
We’ve got to change our way of thinking, or perish.
Our system is dying.
Our cities are going broke.
We don’t have the money, nor the type of mentality required to save our society in politics or government.
We’ve got to get away from this limited ‘I did this’, and ‘I did that’, and the self-centeredness that dominates our society today.
It must be a privilege to serve members of society.
Not that we want rewards, or medals, or honor for what we do…
…but because it is just an honor to do it.”