tune: "(I've Got You) Under My Skin"
by Nora Freeman, Raging Grannies WOWW, and Corinne Willinger, NYC Metro Raging Grannies
PCBs, you're under our skin.
Nuclear waste, you're deep in the hearts of us,
So deep in our hearts, you're really a part of us.
We've got you, under our skin.
Pesticides, you're in there too.
Genetically engineered food, what do we do with you?
Smog, dioxin, and diesel emissions too.
We've got you, inside our lungs.
Don't you know, my friends, we must stop this trend.
Our world is polluted,
It can't be disputed.
And we must spread the word,
And we can't be deterred by polluters,
Who must be defeated.
And we'll get them out of our skin.
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Lyrics by Sunny Armer, Raging Grannies WOWW,
Inspired by "Radical Environmentalists" by Kay Thode of the Seattle Raging Grannies
This version will be sung at the Clearwater Festival June 18, 2011.
Indian Point's a nuclear plant near here
That makes fifty tons of spent fuel every year.
Entergy can swear on Bibles
That it's "safe, secure, and vital"
But we're sure not gonna swallow what we hear.
If Entergy keeps spinning what it's spun,
And their fight for relicensing is won,
Twenty million on the roads
Will flee from their doomed abodes,
A fifty-mi-ile race they'll have to run.
A terrorist could hit it with a bomb.
The earthquake in Japan gave us some qualms.
Where will we find the answer
To protecting folks from cancer,
Who haven't yet been blown to Kingdom Come?
Bring us solar, bring us hydro, bring us wind.
Bring us energy from sources that won't end.
Before we could trust uranium,
We'd need holes in our cranium.
We haven't yet gone that far 'round the bend!
Raging Grannies WOWW
Gaggle of Grannies Protests Indian Point
tune: "Side by Side"
Adapted by Sunny Armer, Raging Grannies WOWW,
from anti-war song by Esther Farnsworth,
Vermont Raging Grannies
Oh, we are a gaggle of grannies
Urging you off of your fannies.
Is a dangerous joint.
Shut it down!
With all that Entergy's spending
To keep their license from ending.
You'd think they'd go broke,
With mirrors and smoke.
Shut it down!
The NRC approves them,
They tell us so cleverly.
The NRC is a lapdog
To the nuclear industry.
So, we may be a gaggle of grannies,
But we've gotten off of our fannies.
Stop Entergy's spin!
If they lose we win!
Shut it down!
Don't Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella
Tune: "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella ( On a Rainy Day )"
Lyrics by Sunny Armer, Raging Grannies WOWW, with scientific advisories from Lindsay Audin
Don't let a smile be your umbrella on a sunny, sunny day.
Because you may get melanoma till the ozone layer's okay.
A parasol is your best line of defense.
We all stopped using hairspray but the danger's immense
Pour on your sunscreen, wear a broad hat on a sunny, sunny day.
Don't breathe in "fresh" air 'cause there is none on a breezy, breezy day.
Don't let your lungs fill with pollutants, or with asthma you will pay.
Emissions from big cars can make us all choke.
And coal that's "clean" is just a myth, it's mirrors and smoke.
So stay indoors and use air filters on a breezy, breezy day.
Go out and buy a strong umbrella for a hurricane-y day.
While climate change keeps changing weather, greenhouse gases have their way.
And while the U-S-A hid NASA's reports,
Wind-surfing through a hurricane became a hot sport.
Let's stop our polar caps from melting on these sunny, sunny days.
Shrink carbon footprints right away!
How Will You Leave Town?
tune: The Farmer in the Dell
lyrics by Sunny Armer, Raging Grannies WOWW
How will you leave town
If Indian Point melts down?
Hi-ho, if that place blows,
We'll wind up underground.
Imagine crowded roads
When you leave your abodes.
Hi-ho, this plant must go
Before the thing explodes.