"Trees" as written by and John Charles Wiltshire Butler....
They're cutting down all the trees
Can someone stop them please
Thank God for people in this world
Who dedicate their lives to these
Thank God for people in this world
Who dedicate their lives to trees

Because...

Don't they know if they chop them down
There won't be anything to see
Don't they know if they chop them down
There won't be anything to breathe
Don't they know if they chop them down
It's only desert that they leave
Don't they know anything? NO

And it's all for the money
That love for money
Yes it's sweeter than honey
That love for money..and
Don't care about the future
Don't care about the past
You just chop those trees down
While the money it still lasts..
There's a war going on yeah
And it ain't in the middle east
It's happening in our own damn country
They're chopping down all the trees

Don't they know if they chop them down
There won't be anything to see
Don't they know if they chop them down
There won't be anything to breathe
Don't they know if they chop them down
It's only desert that they leave
Don't they know anything? NO

Hippie, ferel, protestors
Call them what you may
But if they weren't here right now
There wouldn't be a tree standing today
Hippie, ferel, protestors
Call them what you may
But if they weren't here right now
There wouldn't be a tree standing today

They're cutting down all the
They're cutting down
They're cutting down all the
They're cutting down

Don't they know if they chop them down
There won't be anything to see
Don't they know if they chop them down
There won't be anything to breathe
Don't they know if they chop them down
It's only desert that they leave
Don't they know anything? NO
Richard Court do you know anything?
Liberal Party do you know anything?
John Howard do you know anything?
Bunnings do you know anything?
Simcore do you know anything?
Hell no.


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    General Commentmaking a point through his songs helps so much because it gets people aware of whats going on around them then it gets more people involved to make more of a difference. save the trees!
    Georginaon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my national anthem right here. The best song ive ever heard and definitely john butlers best. Trees are being cut down and we need to stop all of this before theres nothing left. SAVE THE TREES!
    phish15on June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song, from a purely novelty point of view, I thought it sounded rather silly having him sing about trees. But when I actually thought about it, and thought about simple things like "without trees we can't breath" I realised just how relevant and important this song is!!
    Meaneron March 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCutting down trees will eventually lead to a big whole in the sky. cutting down the trees to make room for more building for people to say "hey look at me look at what i can do" Stupid. "You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves." - Seattle, Chief of the Duwamish, Suquamish and allied Indian tribes
    PracticalHippieon January 20, 2006   Link

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