SCIENCE IS A FAKE

SCIENCE IS A FAKE
(To the tune of “Anything Goes,” by Cole Porter)

In olden days all thought the world was flat.
When Science said “I’m sorry, that’s
a mistake.” They said
“Science is a fake.”

And Bible folks with resolution
swear Darwin and all his evolution’s
a flake, saying
“Science is a fake.”

You want to be blind today?
Close your mind today?
Say forsooth today
to the truth today?
While the facts today
get the ax today
for whose financial sake?

And so I dare to try to rhyme it.
With what we are doing to the climate
we’ll soon all bake.
But, “Science is a fake.”

Reprise

New parents forego vaccinations.
As measles is spreading ‘cross the nations.
Give me a break.   Don’t say
“Science is a fake”

You want to be blind today?
Close their mind today?
Say forsooth today
to the truth today?
While the facts today
get the ax today
for whose financial sake?

And so I dare to try to rhyme it.
With what we are doing to the climate
we’ll soon all bake.
But, “Science is a fake.”

Lyric © 2014 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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EARTH DAY, EARTH DAY

Earth Day is celebrated on April 20.

 EARTH DAY, EARTH DAY
(To tune of the 1890s popular song, “The Sidewalks of New York,” aka “East Side, West Side,” by Charles B. Lawlor and James W. Blake”)

Earth Day, Earth Day
All around the sphere
Are cars emitting carbon
Up into the atmosphere

Feel the changing weather
O’er hill and river and town
The temperatures are rising
Acid rain is falling down

Earth Day, Earth Day
Celebrate, even while
A nuclear reactor
Might irradiate your smile

Energy makes millions
Water we’ll soon have to boil
And if this madness continues
We might all be drinking oil

Lyric © 2013 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
All rights reserved

WE’RE GONNA NEED GILLS

WE’RE GONNA NEED GILLS
(To tune of “You’ve Gotta Have Heart” by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, from Broadway Musical “Damn Yankees”)

We’re gonna need gills
What the fishes breathe with, gills
With the ocean rising, ditch all your sleds
When over our heads, it spills
Then we’re gonna need gills

We’re gonna need fins
Shiny scales atop our skins
Polar bears down in Antarctica sit
On Glaciers now little hills
Soon we’re gonna need gills

Do you really think you oughta
Build that home up on the shore?
You’ll be living under water
Coral reef’s a lovely floor
The odds are brimming
You’ll be swimming

We’re gonna need gills
Breathing air will be what kills
Under water where the air doesn’t boil
Till some jerk for oil there drills
For now we’re gonna need gills

CO2 has made the sky mad
Mother Nature didn’t smile
Watch the Ozone on your I-Pad?
More Tornadoes towns defile
A dead canary
This is scary

Were gonna need gills
We’ve no climate warming pills
Floods are raging and the rivers all swell
Yet auto ads sell us frills
When we’re gonna need gills

Lyric © 2012 by Robert S. Steinberg
All rights reserved