Coal Seam Gas: A Fracking Song

Coal seam gas, shove it up their assets,
Take your power back, don’t let them frack

 

Composed and performed by the good people at The Creek Blog,  who are working to be self sufficient in rural New South Wales, Australia. This is a 128kbps mp3 which they encourage us to download and share.  For a CD quality version for community radio etc. email them at thecreek@unitedearth.com.au

Lyrics

I’m the man from the frackers, hold on to your tractors
Have I got a deal for you
Just sign on the line and I’ll give you a mine
And some pocket money too

But wait there’s more once I’ve a foot in the door
I can renovate much of your land
Build roads just for me and clear all those trees
Did you plant them? Oh that’s too bad

Coal seam gas increase my assets
If you trust my lies and just comply
Coal seam gas increase my assets
Oh let me frack for coal seam gas

You better sign quick coz I’ll give you a tip
There’s some whackos and luddites could stop us
They make this big drama about Gasland and Tara
But they’re clearly quite honestly bonkers

Coz there’s nothing to fear we’re all good people here
There’s no need for any resisting
Coal seam gas, it’s greener than grass
Haven’t you heard us insisting?

Coal seam gas increase my assets
If you trust my lies and just comply
Coal seam gas increase my assets
Oh let me frack for coal seam gas

Groundwater shmoundwater who cares about that?
I really can’t see what’s the fuss
If your water goes rank just buy it in tanks
Perhaps you can buy it from us

Polluting clean air, again, who cares?
No one owns it so no one can lose it
And if you fall ill it’s not coz we drill
At least not until you can prove it

Coal seam gas increase my assets
If you trust my lies and just comply
Coal seam gas increase my assets
Oh let me frack for coal seam gas

So if you get a letter from a mining company
That asks if they can do some exploratory drilling
And promises to pay you a large amount of cash
Please watch the movie Gasland before you let them in!

Coal seam gas shove it up their assets
Take your power back, don’t let them frack
Coal seam gas shove it up their assets
Don’t let them frack for coal seam gas

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