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Worth It Then (a capella)

Worth It Then (add your flavor/remix this tune)
Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson
This is a song about looming environmental catastrophe. For music, I was thinking something piano based. The vocals are quite raw with no effects. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding some music (or better vocals) to the mix, you can download the raw a capellas here at ccMixter (just click on the word "download" under the word "stream"). When you are done, you can email me any mp3s here.
All contributions will be considered Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0.
Your time and talent is greatly appreciated.

Lyrics:
verse one:
– when the fish all die and the lakes catch fire, will it be worth it then
when the cancer rate's 90 percent or higher, will it be worth it then
when the whole world's at war over water and oil, will it be worth it then
when there's no more fighting, because there's no more spoils, will it be worth it then
 
chorus:
what will it take to make you change your mind
what kind of sign could convince you that people are worth more than you can get from them
what has to happen before you embrace your part
will it be too late to fix all the problems you promised the market would sort out
 
economic growth won't save us
cost analysis won't save us
voluntary rules won't save us
rich economists won’t save us
 
verse two:
– when the glaciers are gone and the oceans are too strong, will it be worth it then
when the deserts spread faster than we can run, will it be worth it then
when the wind and the skies become our greatest threat, will it be worth it then
when military might won’t pay our  debt, will it be worth it then
 
chorus:
what will it take to make you change your mind
what kind of sign could convince you that people are worth more than you can get from them
what has to happen before you embrace your part
will it be too late to fix all the problems you promised the market would sort out
 
investigations won't save us
well funded think tanks won’t save us
hearings and conferences won't save us
only action now can save us
 
bridge:
is there something left
is there something left
is there something left of you
if so if so…
 
chorus:
what will it take to make you change your mind
what kind of sign could convince you that people are worth more than you can get from them
what has to happen before you embrace your part
will it be too late to fix all the problems you promised the market would sort out
 
superpower status won't save us
military minds won't save us
all the guns in the world won't save us
only all of us can save us

This song is under the Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0.
You are free to download this song and share it with as many people as you like (please respect and include attributions).

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