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Picture now a tranquil scene - horse & plough sky a village green

Maypole where the dancers dance - whirl & twirl in pagan trance

That’s the way things used to be - long before the SUV

Motor cars have brought us hell - Nostradamus did foretell


Carmageddon - Carmageddon - that’s the way - world is headin’

Hope & pray - what I’m dreadin’ - stays away - Carmageddon

Mother Earth spun off the sun - sun gave birth life had begun

Nature ruled in hill & glen - seasons turned the lives of men

Mother Earth is now abused - by the hydrocarbons used

Morning, night & afternoon - poison pours from tail-pipe fume


We had corn & daffodils - larks at morn & flour mills

Now we’re stuck with carbon muck - that we made to make a buck

Where have all the poets gone ? Wordsworth, Keats & By-ron-ron

These days no one gives a hoot - for the toad & crested newt


Whither ye old wayside Inn - where the fiddles scrape within

Music now comes from the sky - people buy on Spotify

Haywains do not trundle home - heavy laden in the gloam

Gone are all our yesterdays - all that’s left is ‘Songs of Praise’


Please bring back the rustic track - sound of leather- willow crack

Summer breeze so soft & sweet - days when only birds could tweet

Ozymandias recall - was a king who had it all all

Bit off more than he could chew - now that man’s awa the noo