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Green Green Green

from Love Over Rage [1994] by Tom Robinson

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We got water in bottles for a dollar a litre
Melamine Chippendale by the metre
Beer without alcohol, twice the price
Meat free sausages, nice nice nice
So sit up and listen to the marketing man:
We can save the environment for twenty five grand
We just need a brand new executive car
Just how green do you think we are?

Green green green...a lovely BMW is
Green green green... just buy a new detergent and you're
Green green green green green green green green...

It's an eco-revolution using market forces
As we carry on guzzling the world's resources
There's a special green credit card to help the poor
It's just an excuse to sell you more more more
The nuclear fools are getting in on the act
Even late lamented Maggie's been saluting the flag
And if she gives a shit about the ozone layer
Then I'm a banana and a poll tax payer

Green green green... they're cynical and greedy but they're
Green green green... they'll sell you up the Amazon
Green green green green green green green green...

There's a gaping hole in the enterprise zone
And there's human pollution half a mile from home
All the biodegradable teenage creeps
Who beg in the subways, sleep on our streets
Recycle paper to escape the cold
Breathing lead-free fumes at the side of the road... they're

Green green green... they're ice cool, baby
Green green green... they're chilling out together, cos they're
Green green green green green green green green...

credits

from Love Over Rage [1994], released January 31, 2013
Rythm Guitar Robin Millar
Slide Guitar Chris Rea
Keyboards Mark Ambler
Bass Winston Blissett
Drums Martin Ditcham
Saxophone Mark Ramsden
Backing vocs TV Smith, Andy Mitchell

Additional contributions by
Evan Berryman: additional backing vocals
Mike Harvey Katin: additional guitar parts

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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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