August 20, 2022

AUG 20 (2022), singable satire: Neil Young sings "COACH the NESTLINGS"


ORIGINAL SONG: "Teach Your Children" 1970, lyrics by Graham Nash, recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
PARODY COMPOSED: Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, April 2019. For collections of illustrated verses on planet-saving themes, click HERE. poetic  
PARODY-SONGLINK: To access ukulele chord-charts to help you accompany "Coach the Nestlings" on your favorite instrument, click HERE.


(to the tune of Teach Your Children)

You, who are on the wing,
Must have a thing, that you can sing to;
But Man won't understand
This fragile planet's all we cling to.

Coach your nestlings well,
Their inland habitats may go dry, 
And breeding sites marine
May leave the scene, as oceans rise high.

Greenhouse gases in the sky,
(Equatorial zones may fry)
Moving polarward they'll try,
And trust in Gaia.

Cetaceans on the float
Should take a vote, and send a note to
That shameful human race,
Who will not face, there's no place to boat to.

There's no Noah's Ark to ride,
There's no place we all can hide,
Stable atmosphere provide,
In skies above you.

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