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We Have To Stop The Fire

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We Have To Stop The Fire stele c12

bicycles, clotheslines, compost, gardens,
run through the sprinkler, shower with a friend
renewable energy, solar panels,
piezoelectric, wind turbines
riff

yellow let it mellow, low-flow showerheads
eco hug, eco kiss, eco friends
drip irrigation, xeriscape
native plants, gray water irrigate

c: we have to stop the fire /g d
drought and heatwaves burning /em (wildfires planet earth)
floods (and) hurricanes turning /c
we have to stop the .fire /g d
climate change may bite (light) it/ em (or bm) greed apathy/waste, fossil fuels, consumerism
but we can fight it / but we all can fight it

attic insulation, water heater blanket,
efficient light bulbs, Energy Star,
carpool, hitchhike, tune-ups, tire pressure
bus, ride-share, dance for an eco friend

reusable water bottles, cloth napkins
portable plates and bowls, reuse again
vinegar on weeds, water gardens at night,
leave grass clippings, rake by hand,
c

volunteer, donate, living simply

recycle, reduce, reuse

water heater blankets,

, kiss an eco friend
riff:
second-hand stores, ,
invest in green

vote, protest, activist, fundraise
canvas, volunteer, donate

reusable silverware, bring a cup
reusable containers, throwaways suck

canvas bags, carry doggy bags,

canvas bags,
silverware
organic, free range, wind turbines, renewable energy
shower with a eco friend

c: bridge:
cloth napkins, / c am /em /d
riff:
1/2 verse:
c:
ver:
c:
ver:
C:
c:
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stop JUNK MAIL, reusable canvas bags
fly less, pasta stirrer, PAY BILLS ONLINE
RECHARGABLE BATTERIES, share
Clean green. Buy local and organic.

cloth diapers, hang dry, cold water wash

carpool, rideshare, tune ups, inflate tires, Drive Smart,
Drive Less, best is no car

vinegar on weeds, water gardens at night,
leave grass clippings, rake by hand,

plant trees, grow food, organic,
vegetarian

staycations, localize, donate
carbon offset, telecommute, volunteer,

recycle electronics

efficient light bulbs, efficiency,
Reduce Reuse Repair Recycle
Buy energy-saving things. Conserve water.

Adjust your thermostat,
Use Recycled Paper, Buy wind and solar energy

Minimally Packaged Goods, Carpool, hitchhike,
Replace Old Appliances, Weatherize a Home

Unplug Un-Used Electronics, Insulate Your Home
Line-dry your clothes, Double Pane Windows

reusable Bags for Market, no to plastic
honor eco friends and eco biz

buy local energy-efficient bulbs,

ADJUST YOUR THERMOSTAT, reusable COFFEE CUP

cars tune-ups, clean air filters, inflated tires
RECYCLE ALUMINUM AND GLASS,

Support clean, renewable energy.
energy-efficient bulbs, low-flow showerheads

turn your hot water heater down
Energy Star, Mount a local campaign
c:

energy audits, Seal and insulate
Upgrade furnace, less beef and pork
fly less, live close to work

slash and burn, methane, pesticides /c am
erosion, habitat loss, herbicides /em d

global warming, toxic waste, coal, gas, oil
lead mercury poisons, spills, algal bloom

single serving containers

empathy, future, love and peace
honesty, ecoart, ecologic, earth team

climate change, fossil fuels, sea level rise
acid oceans, greenhouse gases, giant strip mines
habitat destruction, coral reef bleaching
nuclear meltdown, endangered species,

c: c:

bees butterflys,

vegan, extinction,

pcb, marine debris, landfill leachate, great pacific garbage patch
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Excerpt: Colorado’s devastating wildfires: By Jared Hargrave
It seems the entire state of Utah is on fire, with dozens of wildfires scorching hundreds of thousands of acres across our mountains. Whole towns have been evacuated, homes have been destroyed, and just when we think it can’t get any worse, more huge fires keep popping up. Well, it can be worse… much worse. All one has to do is take a look at our neighbors to the east to see how bad it could get here in Utah. http://www.utahoutside.com/2012/06/help-victims-of-colorados-devastating-wildfires-with-wild-fire-tees/

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In The Quill, The Key, and The Compass

Excerpt: Flash Fiction: Pictures Of You
by HannahFergesen
The sky is burning. There is a layer of red on the horizon, a plume of smoke cutting through the sunset. No way to escape, now. No where to go. I lie in bed and toss and turn and finally when I realize that sleep will never come I still myself. I stare up at the ceiling. I wait for it to crash down upon me, the Apocalyptic heat collapsing everything. When I look outside my window I see a country on fire. When will the rain come? http://hannahfergesen.com/2012/06/27/flash-fiction-pictures-of-you/

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Excerpt: High Park Fire Updates: Wildfire near Fort Collins now 46,600 acres; 1,000 firefighters on the lines Highlands Ranch : CO : USA Jun 13, 2012 By iqbal_imran
The High Park Fire in Larimer County has burned more than 46,000 acres and an estimated 100 buildings and the Larimer sheriff’s office said 1,000 firefighters were working the fire by Wednesday morning. It is the third largest wildfire in the state’s recent history. A 62-year-old woman was confirmed dead in the fire. http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/12377572-high-park-fire-updates-wildfire-near-fort-collins-now-46600-acres-1000-firefighters-on-the-lines

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EADGBe : Piano intro riff:
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B|———–8-10————-8-10—-10–8—8-10—-10-8-|
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Harry Truman, Doris Day, .Red China, Johnnie Ray /g d
Em C
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, .Joe DiMaggio /em c

G D
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television

Em C
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

[Piano Intro Riff ] G D Em C

G D
icebergs, planet mom, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom

Em C
Brando, “The King and I”, and “The Catcher in the Rye”

G D
Eisenhower, vaccine, England’s got a new queen

Em C
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

1] We gotta stop the fire /g d
drought and heatwaves burning /drought and flames/ when the .earth /em planet .earth
floods (and) hurricanes turning /c
We gotta stop the .fire /g d
climate change may light it/ greed and apathy(waste) light it / fossil fuels / consumerism
But we have to fight it / But we all can fight it

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Verse:
G D
Josef Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Em C
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
G D
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron

Em C
Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock

G D
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team

Em C
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

G D
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev

Em C
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

Chorus:
G D
2)We didn’t start the fire

Em
It was always burning

C
Since the world’s been turning

G D
We didn’t start the fire

Bm
No we didn’t light it

Am
But we tried to fight it

Bridge:
C Am
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac

Em D
Sputnik, Zhou Enlai, Bridge On The River Kwai

C Am
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California Baseball,

Em D
Starkweather homicide, Children of Thalidomide

Little guitar riff after bridge:
e|-12—–10—–8———12—–10—–8———|
B|—-13—–12—-10———13—–12—-10——|
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Verse:
G D
Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia

Em C
Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

G D
U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy

Em C
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

Chorus:
G D
3)We didn’t start the fire

Em
It was always burning

C
Since the world’s been turning

G D
We didn’t start the fire

Bm
No we didn’t light it

C
But we tried to fight it

Verse:
G D
Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land,

Em C
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion

G D
Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania

Em C
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

G D
Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician sex

Em C
J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say

Chorus:
G D
4)We didn’t start the fire

Em
It was always burning

C
Since the world’s been turning

G D
We didn’t start the fire

Bm
No we didn’t light it

C
But we tried to fight it

Verse:
G D
Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again

Em C
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock

G D
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline

Em C
Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

G D
Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal suicide

Em C
Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz

G D
Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law

Em C
Rock and Roller cola wars, I can’t take it anymore

Chorus:
G D
5)We didn’t start the fire

Em
It was always burning

C
Since the world’s been turning

G D
We didn’t start the fire

Bm
No we didn’t light it

C
But we tried to fight it

G D
6)We didn’t start the fire

Em
It was always burning

C
Since the world’s been turning

G D
We didn’t start the fire

Bm
No we didn’t light it

C
But we tried to fight it

G D
7)We didn’t start the fire

Em
It was always burning

C
Since the world’s been turning

G D
We didn’t start the fire

Bm
No we didn’t light it

C
But we tried to fight it

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