Carbon Is the World’s Worst Friend (Diamonds …)

Parody of Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

tune: “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” (Marilyn Monroe),
written by Jule Styne and Leo Robin, 1949
parodied by Jenny Fitzgibbon, 2014

I borrowed a Marilyn Munro outfit, even!

LYRICS

The rich are glad to risk the earth,
They delight in mining fuels,
But I prefer an Earth that lives and gives
The future jewels.

A mine on the land will be quite detrimental
Cos carbon is the world’s worst friend
A mine may be planned .. but it will drive us mental
Get us quite irate So quick mate, lock the gate!

Science has learnt if that coal gets burnt
That we’ll all lose our farms in the end
No forests for the clearing
when solar’s so endearing,
And carbon is the world’s worst friend

Bushfires! Storm surges! Extinctions!
Gather your friends And RE-BEL!

There may come a time when 
a REBEL needs a lawyer
Cos carbon is the world’s worst friend
There may come a time when a farmland destroyer 
Eyes your fields so nice
But at any price, tell them “no dice”
He will LIE, GET extraction high 
but beware when it starts to descend
Those poisoning louses fly back to their BIG HOUSES
And carbon is the world’s worst friend

A high-carbon life makes the climate go chronic
Cos carbon is the world’s worst friend
A low-carbon life is like taking a tonic
It’s a better bet
Are you ready yet? Let’s get set
Time draws near and the choice is clear
That a life with less stuff is the trend
When we choose to use less
Each FACTORY spews less
And carbon is the world’s worst friend

Cos carbon, carbon … even as diamonds! 
carbon is the world’s worst friend

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