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 Ed Pickford © prs

Earth has big problems – I think it is proved

Too many people – too little food

Party is over – it’s ending in tears

Dinosaurs lasted for thousands of years


Nature’s gone psycho – extreme is the norm

One day it’s earthquake – next day it’s storm

Earth is a clown with a frown on its face

Earth is an astronaut cut loose in space


Chorus:

         Earth is an astronaut cut loose in space

         Heading for somewhere that no one will trace

         One final cry it relays back to base

         Houston – we have a problem


Just like old Hubbard – our cupboard is bare

Poisoned our planet – polluted the air

Tangle it is – the web that we weave

Cut down the trees – now we cannot breathe


5 loaves two fishes and twelve of his chums

Jesus fed thousands then picked up the crumbs

That kind of talent we need to replace

Earth is an astronaut cut loose in space


Chorus:


Two nasty thugs – supply & demand

Ply you with drugs - ‘til they’re in command

When you are hooked you dance to their tune

Consume to live - don’t live to consume


Ring down the curtain – I’m finished my song

Maybe I’m right – I know I’m not wrong

Look all around you – I rest my case

Earth is an astronaut cut loose in space.


Earth is an Astronaut