Divestment Anthem

from by harryoftheEarth

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This song was written for the UIUC Beyond Coal campaign. Check us out at facebook.com/UIUCBeyondCoal!


500 campuses all in a line
working for change it will come in due time
if we all stick together then the movement will rise
the line has been drawn now you must pick a side

there were a few months when i was drowning in fear
a tide of hopelessness and an ocean of tears
'til i found some friends who shared a common cause
we shouted at the protest 'til all our throats were raw

the storm's coming
the storm's coming
dark clouds are overheard and i feel like i've been left for dead
the storm's coming

2013's when i joined the campaign
at the university of illinois urbana-champaign
it's true that our school has a really long ass name
i'm surrounded by corn fields, flat land, and football games

this is our message to the university
it's wrong and it's rude and it's dumb and it's mean
coal's value bleeds cuz it'll never be clean

climate change is real and it's something to fear
we're really fucking up the atmosphere
it's a war on animals and our friends in the global south
and now we've place the gun squarely in our own mouths

the storm's coming
the storm's coming
the planet is under siege and soon to be beneath the sea
the storm's coming

divestment will work it helped end apartheid
the coal stocks will drop if we invest them in other ways
and with every step we take we take back the world they stole
we'll never stop the fight for a world beyond coal


from Songs to Scream at Oligarchs, released May 1, 2016




harryoftheEarth Urbana, Illinois

Raised in Maine.
Pursuing a PhD in ecological physics at the University of Illinois.

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