Earth Doctor / Climate Troubadour

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Well, they went up to the top of that mountain,           E7
Looked down, far as they could see.                          A7   B7
He said “Have a ball,  you can have it all,               C  C#dim G B7 E
If you only follow me.”                                                 A7   D7
                                                                                           E7 —  B7
I’ll give you mountains of carbon, rivers of oil,       E7
So much power, you can make the oceans boil,     A7  B7
Smite your enemies who get in the way,                  C  C#dim  G B7 E7
You’ve got the money, I can make your taxes go away.    F#7  D7
Have a ball, you can have it all,                                       G B7 E7
If you only follow me                                                     A7 D7 G  B7
E7 – B7
But Jesus said,  get behind me before I clip your wings.         E7
Man was not made to worship any of these things.         A7  B7
The money changers, the S&P,                                        C  C#dim  G B7 E7
Power, politics, the GDP.                                                     A7  D7
You’d better get behind me, I guarantee,                        G  B7 E7
Before I count to three!                                                    A7 D7 G     B7

But that was way back, when the world was young.             E
Now I shake my head   and  look at what we’ve done.      A   B7
And I keep wondering how ordinary folk                           C  C#dim G B7 E
Can watch Creation just going up in smoke.                     F#7  D7  D9

People hypnotized, just don’t recognize                               E7  E7
Prince of darkness, alive on channel five!                          A7   B7—–
And I hear red, white and true believers,                    C C#dim G B7 E7
Echo the words of the  great deceiver,                                A7  D7
Have a ball, you can have it all,                                      G  B7  E7
If you only follow me!                                                  A   D   G     B7
Have a ball, you can have it all,                                C C#dim G  B7  E7
If you only follow me!                                                      A   D   G     

                     ©Doug Hendren 2018

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