Voices of the Rebellion Vol. 1

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The Truth:
We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making.

Extinction Rebellion:
Extinction Rebellion is an international movement made up of people from every sort of background. We use non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to promote the truth of, and halt the negative effects of, ongoing climate change, the real risk of mass extinction and minimise the likely risk of social collapse.

Voices of the Rebellion:
Voices of the Rebellion is a fund-raising and outreach project organised by Devon-based musicians and artists to raise money for the rebellion and to raise awareness for our cause. All these fabulous musicians and artists have donated their time, songs and talent for free, so, your money will go directly towards supporting the rebellion itself. Please Donate Generously! Thank You!

Compilation Vol. 1:
Our first compilation, (...more to come!), features climate and environmentally-related songs and material composed, written and recorded by Devon-based musicians, who also are supporters of Extinction Rebellion. It's a colourful mix of various genres ranging from electronic and experimental music to rock, reggae, folk, gospel and choir music, which showcases the artistic soul and diversity of the rebellion. Enjoy!

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released December 7, 2019

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eXeteR music, sound & noise is a collective of Extinction Rebellion supporting musicians, sound and noise artists from Devon, UK.

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Track Name: The Durds - Cucumber Mosaic Virus Rampages Through My Field
Cucumber mosaic virus rampages through my field
Fusarium Wilt has caused a 65% decrease to my yield
Fungal leaf spot, the source of so much harm
Black Sigatoka, likewise, to the crops on my plantain farm

Plantains - enjoyed, for example, by Jamaicans
A subspecies of banana you can fry them like potatoes
Plantains - not to be mistaken
for the roadside plant of the genus they call Plantago

Pernicious beetles, parasitic nematodes
The falling rain has caused my topsoil to erode
Earth dykes, hot water systems, chopping up the stems
All ways of effectively minimising these problems

Plantains - enjoyed, for example, by Jamaicans
A subspecies of banana you can fry them like potatoes
Plantains - not to be mistaken
for the roadside plant of the genus they call Plantago

Cucumber mosaic virus
Cucumber mosaic virus
Cucumber mosaic virus rampages through my field

Cucumber mosaic virus
Cucumber mosaic virus
Cucumber mosaic virus rampages through my field
Track Name: Pete Mason & Kay Octigan - Here On Planet Earth
Here on Planet Earth

A traveller gave me lucky heather
A poacher ran into a field
Dogs gave chase to a rabbit that day
Here on Planet Earth

Children playing in their School yards
Now taking action on the street
Putting to shame the things that we have done
Here on Planet Earth

And if you’re trying to change the world a day at a time
And you’re wondering why the Earth is so in decline
Rise up, Rise up, Rise up

It’s hard to get the message over
Some people are not listening now
There’s little time for us to change
Here on Planet Earth

The consequences are quite simple
Extinction of the human race
But there’s a need to spell things out
Here on Planet Earth

Two hundred species lost every day
The world is warming up everyday
Ice caps melting everyday
People trying to survive this planets total Ecocide

And if you’re trying to change the world a day at a time
And you’re wondering why the Earth is so in decline
Rise up, Rise up, Rise up
Rise up, Rise up, Rise up

It’s not a protest you can hide from
Daily disruption everywhere
But let’s be strong right here right now
Here on Planet Earth

And if you’re trying to change the world a day at a time
And you’re wondering what to do to stop this decline
Rise up, Rise up, Rise up
Rise up, Rise up, Rise up
Track Name: Syl - Mother Earth Is Weeping
Mother Earth is weeping...
don't just stand there!
...Lis'ning!
reach out your hand and make it stop!
she needs us now!
...everyone!
she needs us now!
...everyone!

Mother Earth is bleeding...
don't just stand there!
...Watching!
raise your voice and make it stop
she needs us now!
...everyone!
she needs us now!
...everyone!

Can't you see she's bleeding?...
Mother Earth is bleeding....bleeding!
She needs us now...
now...
everyone!

Mother Earth is dying
loosing all her...
...Children!
she needs us all to make it stop!
to change our ways!
everyone!
to change our ways!
everyone!

Can't you see is she's dying?...
Mother Earth is dying....dying!
She needs us now...
now...
everyone!
Track Name: Pete Mason & Imogen May - The Amazon is Burning
The Amazon is Burning

The Amazon is burning please wake up
The Amazon is burning please wake up
The Amazon is burning please wake up
The Amazon is burning please wake up

First they send the loggers in and then they cut the trees
Forcing all the people out and killing all the species
Using intimidation and violence too
The unspeakable horrors that they put the people through
You call it progress for your country,
But Mr Bolsonaro can’t you see
The wood for the trees, the smoke through the leaves
You are killing all humanity

The Amazon is burning please wake up
The Amazon is burning please wake up
The Amazon is burning please wake up
The Amazon is burning please wake up

When Notre Dame Cathedral burned the media had a field day
Watching all the people kneel and pray
They wanted to restore it to its former glory,
But as the Amazon burns they just want to ignore it
Climate change deniers say ‘what is new’, ‘forest fires will break every year’, that’s true.
But the scale of the fires can be seen from outer space as the smoke fumes below out the carbon traces

The Amazon is burning please wake up
The Amazon is burning please wake up
The Amazon is burning please wake up
The Amazon is burning please wake up

Fight back let’s put out the fire
Don’t listen to those climate change deniers
Fight back let’s put out the fire
Don’t listen to those climate change deniers

We’re not above the natural world
We are in a climate crisis you will learn
That every action has a reaction
So please wake up and take some action

The Amazon is burning please wake up
The Amazon is burning please wake up
The Amazon is burning please wake up
The Amazon is burning please wake up

Fight back let’s put out the fire
Don’t listen to those climate change deniers
Fight back let’s put out the fire
Don’t listen to those climate change deniers
Fight back
Track Name: The Durds - The Habitats Directive
Who's that striding through the gorse,
sent from the city, here to enforce
a series of measures required to maintain
species in danger in their natural range?

He sits cross-legged on the loam,
focusing his attention upon your home
He writes a report about the life that you have been leading
You deliberately disturb specimens during the period of breeding

Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the
conservation of natural habitats and of wild flora and fauna

The Habitats Directive

As habitats continue to deteriorate,
enforce the directive before it's too late

As habitats continue to deteriorate,
enforce the directive before it's too late

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source: The Habitats Directive Articles 1 and 12.
Track Name: Syl - Once We're Gone...
Once we're gone
life will take over
ruins overgrown
and only memories of laughter
blowing in the wind

Once we're gone
green will take over
cities overgrown
and only memories of violence
rusting in the air

Once we're gone
wilderness will blossom
roads overgrown
and only memories of traffic
molding in the grass

Once we're gone
animals will wander
bridges overgrown
and only memories of humans
buried in the ground...
Track Name: Extinction Rebellion Choir Totnes - We're Standing Here
We're standing here for this is an emergency
We're standing here for all that we hold dear
We're standing here for beauty and diversity
and we're standing in the love that binds us all

And we demand that goverment must tell the truth
And they must act as if the truth is real
And we demand a Citizens' Assembly
to urgently create a green new deal

We're rising up! We stand here in Rebellion
And we declare that ecocide's a crime
In love and rage and peaceful disobedience
the signs are clear: we're running out of time

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