04 - Bet On The Weather

from by Kevin Mason

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lyrics

I know better than to bet on the weather
but it’s early December I don’t even need a sweater
I guess it’s kind of pleasant but I’m definitely stressing
cause this globe is the only home I know

I hear you doubters out there pouting at the news report
from Maui up to New York City shouting you distorted
a thousand different studies this drought is just a fluke
and California’s just another name for how you get your food

you can call it whatever you want
global warming, climate change, or just a liberal stunt
but you don’t have to look very far to assess
that we humans are pretty bad guests

there’s another way to treat our sweet mother
but it takes a little thing called change and that’s uncomfortable
but we’ve been up in space and looked down at this place
thinking maybe it’s not too late

we all get angry sometimes it’s worse than others
but now kindness is a weapon have you heard it’s working wonders
if violence could be done and we were nice to one another
now oh wouldn’t that be the day?

now I’m not the bearer of truth I’m just a regular dude
with a guitar singing made up tunes
but I care about you because I care about humans
it’s unbearable to hear of all the terrible news

so keep your guns way out in the country hunting quail
can we walk around our city streets safe and unassailed
put your ammunition aside and just go fishing
and I’d bring a couple good friends if I were you

there’s another way to treat one another
but it takes a little thing called change and that’s uncomfortable
but we’ve been up in space and looked down at this place
thinking maybe it’s not too late

I know it’s scary when someone has different hair than you
a piercing through their tongue or two or skin that’s of a different hue
I’m kidding - that’s not scary - can we get it in our heads
that we can’t live as if we’re better or worse, no this is everyone’s world

yeah this is everyone’s world so let’s make everyone heard
the thief, the chief, and the centipedes deserve to have their sentiments heard
but especially people who for century after century have been senselessly hurt
we can get better step by step if we all keep trying
but damn, isn’t it about time?

there’s another way to treat our sweet mother
and it takes a little thing called love and it’s quite wonderful
but we’ve been up in space and looked down at this place
thinking maybe it’s not too late

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from Drinking Water, released June 7, 2017

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Kevin Mason Appleton, Wisconsin

I've lived in Illinois, Oregon, and currently Wisconsin. I have been writing songs most of my adult life and playing them publicly since 2015.

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