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An ageing band of disillusioned battle weary eco-warriors sing their plight...progress is fine, but hold up, mate!
In the distant future every City, town and street in the World could end up looking the same with no open spaces at all...it mustn't happen!
Incidentally the snow landscapes in the video are half a mile from my house, every year developers apply for building permits on them and we fight them off...but for how much longer I don't know... )-:
I'm joined by the Royal Middlesex County Itinerate Hobo Gospel Choir ( Prince Harry on bass drum) on this song, PLAY LOUD, and GOD SAVE THE QUEEN...hip hip...HOORAY...! (-:
Guitar - Comedy & Tragedy G+D+G+b+ / Flatpup 4
Drum - Roland TD-12
Amp - Marshall ASD50D
Boss SE70, Shure SM58.
BACK IN THE 50's EVERYTHING WAS RIGHT,
BLACK WAS BLACK AND WHITE WAS WHITE.
MEN WERE MEN AND GIRLS WERE FAIR,
FIELDS OF GREEN AND SPACE TO SHARE.
CHORUS - ONCE THE LAND IS GONE, IT'S GONE, ONCE THE LAND IS GONE, IT'S GONE... x2
PLANNERS AND DEVELOPERS NOW HOLD SWAY,
DESTROYING OUR ENVIRONMENT EVERY DAY.
PROGRESS IS FINE , BUT HOLD UP, MATE !
DON'T LEAVE OUR CHILDREN IN A CONCRETE ESTATE.
HS2 GOIN' PAST MY DOOR,
GM CROPS - WHAT'S IT ALL FOR..?
ANOTHER AIRPORT RUNWAY WE DON'T NEED,
IT'S JUST ABOUT DEVELOPERS UNLIMITED GREED.
OUR LISTED BUILDINGS SWEPT AWAY,
"IT 'LL CREATE MORE JOBS" OR SO THEY SAY.
VERDANT TREES BENEATH TARMAC,
YEARS OF NATURE WE'LL NEVER GET BACK.
A NEW HYPERMARKET IN YOUR TOWN,
THEY'RE PULLING OUR FAVOURITE PUBS AND CINEMAS DOWN.
POPULATION INCREASE, PANIC-BUILT FLATS,
WE WON'T EVEN HAVE ROOM FOR THE FRONT DOOR MAT.
Music Copyright Steve Trowbridge June 2012.
From forthcoming album "Playin' Out of the Box - The Slowpaw Old-Time Traveling Medicine Show".