“Machines Are Closing In

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Download the mp3 here: Machines Are Closing In
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words and music by Paul Spencer, 1998

1. Tomorrow, when all the bush is grey,
The darkness, before the break of day,
Then headlights and diesel engine noise,
Our warning: machines are closing in,
At daylight, the slaughter will begin,
We’ll see then what selfishness destroys.
How much is ancient forest worth?
How dear our world of death and birth?
My life belongs to planet Earth.

2. Police cars come in to join the fight,
The small things all run away in fright,
The bush birds disperse on silent wings,
The primates can fight among themselves,
The cops throw some friends of mine in cells,
The road clears, the day of work begins.
How much is ancient forest worth?
How dear our world of death and birth?
My life belongs to planet Earth.

3. The ground shakes as timber crashes down,
Our anger, enchanted by the sound,
Released by the growling of machines,
Alone now, the tears are free to flow,
This old bush, ten thousand years to grow,
Forsaken for seven bucks a ream.
How much is ancient forest worth?
How dear our world of death and birth?
My life belongs to planet Earth.