ENVIRONMENTALLY RESIGNED – Parody of Gentle On My Mind

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Every day Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is in office, he works to destroy our public lands and waters at the expense of our communities. He needs to be “environmentally resigned.” He proposed gutting Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. He wants to massively ramp up oil and gas drilling off our coasts. And he’s trying to slash protections for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. There are already 14 federal investigations into Zinke’s decision-making, misuse of funds, and potential corruption.
Click here to sign the petition to fire Zinke now.

And while we’re at it we need to get rid of Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, who has proposed a dramatic weakening of protections against pollution that currently prevent 100,000 tons of methane pollution and 30,000 tons of smog-forming chemicals annually, and we need these protections now more than ever.
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LYRICS to ENVIRONMENTALLY RESIGNED

Environ-mentally Resigned2 don caron parody projectIt’s knowing that the truth will have a cost
that causes some people to balk,
and makes them tend to leave their sleeping brains
rolled up and stashed behind their couch,
where they sit and watch the corporate news

controlled by those who profit 

from a system that pollutes both earth and mind.
It keeps us on the backroads

cut off from the solutions

and we’re left environmentally resigned.

It’s knowing that the atmospheric C02

affects the planet’s climate,
with levels at the highest that they’e been
over the last 3 million years.
While it’s true that we could fix it,

the inherent threat to profit
seems to make it so we’re always disinclined.

What use will all that money be

when the planet can’t sustain us

and the earth’s environmentally resigned.

They’re clinging to some dead beliefs
while rapid changes happen all around us,;
Believing something someone said
that blames it on some faction they despise.
It’s just knowing that the world
could be impacted with disaster,
like an earthquake and a hurricane combined,
and to them it wouldn’t indicate
that something was amiss,
‘cause they’re environmentally resigned.


It makes some people mad to say that
humans could affect the course of nature. 

Go ahead and check the comments
that you’ll find below this post.
I rest my case.
How can we find solutions
when the truth is being purposefully maligned
?
When things get to their worst

they’ll still deny we caused it.

We’ll be environmentally resigned.

It’s knowing that the truth will have a cost
that causes some people to balk,
and makes them tend to leave their sleeping brains
rolled up and stashed behind their couch,
where they sit and watch the corporate news

controlled by those who profit 

from a system that pollutes both earth and mind.
It keeps us on the backroads

cut off from the solutions

and we’re left environmentally resigned.

SOURCE MATERIAL

Glen Campbell’s Adiós comes out June
“Gentle on My Mind” was written by John Hartford, and it was the recipient of four Grammy Awards in 1968, which included Best Folk Performance, Best Country & Western Song (Songwriter), Best Country & Western Solo Vocal Performance and Male and Best Country & Western Recording, which went to American country music singer Glen Campbell for his version of Hartford’s song.

Campbell heard Hartford’s original version on the radio and decided at once that he wanted to record it. At the time, Campbell was under contract with Capitol Records as a solo artist but had little success in establishing a name for himself. Campbell gathered some of his fellow Wrecking Crew session players to come into the Capitol studio to record a demo version that he could pitch to his producer Al De Lory. Between phrases and stanzas, Campbell would yell instructions to the players. He then left the rough recording for his producer to listen to. De Lory fell in love, not only with the song, but with the recording itself. Without telling Campbell, he took the tape back into the studio and removed the unwanted verbiage from between the phrases. He then released the demo recording, which became a hit for Campbell.

The song was first released in 1967, and it was released in 1968 in the wake of the success of “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”. It reached No. 30 on Billboard’s Country chart, and No. 39 on the Pop chart. The song however continued to received widespread airplay; in 1990, BMI named it as the fourth-most-played song on radio ever in the United States.[4] The song has also sold 251,000 digital copies as of August 2017 since it became available for download in the digital era

The song was released in June 1967 as the only single from the album of the same name. It was re-released in July 1968 to more success. Glen Campbell’s version received over 5 million plays on the radio. Campbell used “Gentle on My Mind” as the theme to his television variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour between 1969 and 1972.

Dean Martin’s version, recorded in 1968, was a major hit in the United Kingdom; three versions of the song, Campbell’s, Martin’s and Patti Page’s, all reached the top ten of the U.S. easy listening chart in 1968. The song was ranked number 16 on BMI’s Top 100 Songs of the Century.

 

6 Responses

  1. W.D

    Thank you. You never fail to crystalise the truth with such simple straight forward words-not to mention the beauty of your music. I wish you were on national broadcasting to reach everyone.Your work should be media content in school debating clubs. You raise such pertinent questions every time.

  2. Kateri Caron

    Did my homework! Signed both petitions! Thanks for including them. And thanks for another great song.

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