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Denial Tango

Men with Day Jobs: Stafford Sanders, Rod Crundwell and Kim Constable, 2011

You say the planet’s warming, but I’m convinced it’s not.
 Last Tuesday it was rather cool, today it’s not so hot.
 And if it’s getting hotter, I’m sure it’s not by much.
 It’s prob’ly due to sunspots, volcanoes or some such.
 Or maybe it’s the Chinese, that make more smoke than us.
 I know there’s many more of them, so let them catch the bus.
 One thing I am sure of, no need to make a fuss.
 Fire up those smoky chimneys and sing:
 
Denial. I’m in denial.
 Don’t talk to me of independent studies or scientific trial.
 I’m in denial, deep in denial.
 And as the waters rise around me I’ll just hold my breath and say
 it isn’t so.
 
I call myself a skeptic, and I believe it’s so.
 I’m skeptical of anything: I just don’t wanna know.
 Don’t give me C S I R O or I P C C.
 I want some wacky viscount with an architect’s degree.
 He says it’ was much hotter X million years ago.
 I know that killed the dinosaurs but they were rather slow.
 It’s just a lot of scientists that think they’re in the know.
 But I know I know better, let’s sing:
 
Denial. I’m in denial
 When I see those econazis, I raise my arm and shout Sieg Heil!
 I’m in denial …
 
Those fires are not raging. No floods deluge the land.
 Those hurricanes and tornadoes are just flashes in the pan.
 The animals are doing fine: no species dying out.
 And half the bloody climate isn’t choking in drought.
 The ice is not receding, from either polar cap.
 I’d go with Tony Abbott, It’s just a load of crap.
 This roundtheworld disaster is an evil greedy trap.
 ‘Cause everybody knows the world is flat.
 
Denial …
 ..As the waters rise around me I’ll just hold my breath and say glug glug glug

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