"Greenpeace" as written by and Lawrence Gott Tim Booth....
Man 1:
I don't like the world I see
So I'll avert my gaze to the TV
I'm too cool to get involved
Someone else can change the channel for me
Man 2:
Gonna suck the juices out of this world
Gonna treat her rough
It's all she deserves
She's so cold to me
Gonna rape this world
With my straight lines
Gonna straighten her out
Because nature is just history
There's a hole in my heart
Your so cruel to me
There's a hole in my heart
>From your industry
There's a hole in my heart
Man 1:
It's no use to get involved
You'll never stop the world from turning
I just want to rest in peace
I can't stop the world from burning
Man 2:
Gonna test my bombs wherever I want,
Gonna poon the whale
Gonna drain the swamp
It's money to me
Gonna fuck with genes
I am what I am
Much more than a God
Much less than a man of industry
There's a hole in my heart
Your so cruel to me
There's a hole in my heart
>From the industry
There's a hole in my heart



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"Greenpeace" as written by Lawrence Gott James Glennie

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    General CommentThis is an amazing song. Period.

    The meaning? Well I see it as being sung from three different view-points.

    'I don't like the world I see,
    So I'll avert my gaze to the T.V,
    I'm too cool to get involved,
    Someone else can change the channel for me.'

    'Its no use to get involved,
    You'll never stop the world from turning.
    I just want to rest in peace,
    I can't stop the world from burning.'

    This is the voice of a normal person, who thinks it's useless to stop pollution and other issues. They are too cowardly or lazy to do anything. The voice of the general population?

    'Gonna suck the juices out of this world,
    Gonna treat her rough it's all she deserves,
    She's so cold to me.
    Gonna rape this world with my straight lines,
    Gonna straighten her out 'cause nature is just history.'

    'Gonna test my bombs wherever I want,
    Gonna poon the whale, Gonna drain the swamp,
    It's money to me.
    Gonna fuck with genes
    I am what I am,
    Much more than a God,
    Much less than a man of Industry.'

    The second persona is the voice of all industry and leaders who think 'nature is history' and outdated. They want to do what they want with world because they have power.

    'There's a hole in my heart,
    Your so cruel to me,
    There's a hole in my heart,
    from your industry
    There's a hole in my heart.'

    This is the voice of the Earth itself who is devastated the people it has given a home to for so long are trying to destroy it. We are cruel to the Earth and it feels it.

    Notice that the first voice is quiet (it just wants to go unoticed), the second voice is louder because it has more power, but the third is bigger physically than all of them, and it's emotion is strongest.

    Very, very clever song. Took me a while to figure out the three different voices. At first I thought it was about God who turns evil because his creation won't pay attention to him. But the title made me re-think...




    Jemmarghon May 12, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is amazing. I heard it in English class and it took me a while to understand its meaning. Then, when I read the lyrics, it was clear what the meaning was. Three voices with three different opinions.
    crazyclaude92on September 22, 2010   Link

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