Song for Deaf Ears

from by Sandra Bogerd

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Song for Deaf Ears comes from my despair at politicians such as the current government in Australia. The environment has completely fallen off the agenda and yet irreversible environmental degradation marches on. It is a plea to these politicians, however I know where the words will fall.


Do you see what I can see
There's so much we could do
Is vision beyond you?

You are so set in your ways
You're from the olden days
You refuse to help us today

We are running out of time
But you just say that I'm
An alarmist with no cause

Why perpetuate the lie?
How many more should die
Before the scales fall from your eyes
And you can finally see?

See the evidence is clear
Again el nino's here
Spreading drought and flood and fire

And there's contaminated land
Expanding desert sands
And the seas are getting higher

You could help the world get by
If you just gave it a try
But you want to keep the status quo
When the truth is that we can't

Can't you see that what you do
Affects much more than you
There are no borders here
When the currents swirl around
The waters, air and ground
And we share the atmosphere

Why do you want to live the lie?
How many more should die
Before the scales fall from your eyes
And you can finally see.


from In the Passive Voice, released November 1, 2007
Additional production by Darren McKinty



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Sandra Bogerd Melbourne, Australia

Sandra Bogerd (aka Alexandra Uitdenbogerd) is an eclectic songwriting, composing, recording artist, with music varying from a cappella compositions to electronic instrumentals.

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