You protest the mess this world is in?
It’s true! But you must first begin
No game of blame can change a thing.
No matter what rule the Government makes
Rather it takes the masses to act
To be exact – it’s not enough to make a fuss
We first must make a change in us.
Can we match protested passion
With stopping relentlessly purchasing fashion?
Can we eat less?
Share more, thrive less?
Saving the planet is likely to hurt
Are we ready, yet, to pay the price?
For here’s the catch
Not everyone’s prepared to match.
You and I will both exert:
Agree to try to do what’s right,
And we might.
We’ll cut back, try not to yearn for more than our share
Take only what’s fair:
What the good Earth can bear.
But how to prepare to watch those, other, who’d rather
Party as the forests burn?
Not everyone will take their turn.
Are we ready to lose our comfort today
In order to not throw our future away?
I will if you will, do you see?
If I will and you will, will he?