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(Großbuchstaben signalisieren die Studierzeichen in den Noten / capital letters represent  the rehearsel marks in the score)

 

[A (bar 17) nature people]
Gentle tears of joy
from a laughing sky
soak our mother earth
bring her fruit to life
soft upon the wind
seeds fall to our home

[B (bar 29), C (bar 43)]
We, like the seeds
like the seeds from the earth
are born

[D (bar 60) St. Francis, Boy Soprano]
Laudato sii, miíSignore
per sora nostra matre Terra,
la quale ne sustenta
et governa
[E (bar 75)]
et produce diversi fructi
con coloriti fiori et herba

[F (bar 91) money people ]
See potential unfold
Turn your lead into gold
Be both clever and bold
Every soul can be sold!

[G (bar 97)]
squeeze the debtor
cut expenses
pump in profit
slash the losses
be the owner
be the bosses

[H (bar 105)]
stop regulation!
keep away,
stay away
keep away
Leave it to the market!
Sell and buy
Defy!
Hurray!
We say hurray!

[I (bar 116)]
Ka-ching ka-ching! Ka-ching ka-ching!
Leave it to the market, it knows!
Ka-ching ka-ching! Ka-ching ka-ching!
Leave it to the market - it flows!

[K (bar 142) nature people]
moonlight falls on snow
snow reflects the glow
diamonds ring the moon
earth, sky sing in tune
wolf howls in the night
sings to moon and light

[L (bar 154)]
sun • breaks the night •
to my eyes • brings the light •
bird melodies • words in air • take flight

[M (bar 172)]
may the warm winds of heaven blow
soft upon your house
may our great mother earth
bless all, who enter there
may your feet make happy tracks
upon the sand and in the snow
and may the rainbow
always touch your shoulder

[N (bar 193) money people]
see how money rolls in
we are smart, so we win
coins from heaven is true
God loves me more than you

[O (bar 201)]
market crashes
vulture pounces
sucker rally
dead cat bounces
smart investment
short sell trounces!

[P (bar 210) nature people]
My garden is rich
how fertile its soil
furnishes food
rewarding my toil

[Q (bar 227)]
as soil becomes dust
and dust becomes sand
fieldstone the fruit
of invisible hands

[R (bar 268) money people]
Hurray! We say hurray!
Ka-ching ka-ching! Ka-ching ka-ching!
Leave it to the market, it knows!
Ka-ching ka-ching! Ka-ching ka-ching!
Leave it to the market it grows!

[S (bar 286)]
You canít make omelettes
without breaking some eggs!
Come on, letís roll the dice
Everything needs a price

[T (bar 294)]
Buy on margin
short the broker
off-shore banking
profit-shifting
put the assets
in a shell corp

[U (bar 301) nature people]
Glaciers melting into seas!
Leaves no longer on our trees!
No more honey, no more bees!

[V (bar 310)]
wild tornadoes carve the land
rain and flood now take command
soon our farms will all be sand

[W (bar 318)]
pes-ti-lence and famine spread
war adds numbers to the dead
Amazon on fire for profit!

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(from here on until letter "KK" the lyrics will be reworked since the danish publishing house, that owns the copyrights of Greta's speeches, didn't allow me to use the original words)

[Y (bar 333) Greta, Tenor]
Our house is on fire!
Thawing arctic permafrost!
We are facing a disaster
of unspoken sufferings!

[Z (bar 348)]
Business as usual Ė at what cost?
A mass extinction is spreading fast!

[AA (bar 356)]
Extinction means forever lost!

[BB (bar 366)]
Now it's time to speak clearly.
You say nothing's black or white in life.
But I tell you that's a lie,
it's a very dangerous lie!

[CC (bar 380)]
Setting off that irreversible chain reaction
Don't you! Won't you! Listen! Stop the chain reaction
beyond the human control,
Don't you! Won't you! Listen! Stop the chain reaction

[DD (bar 388)]
we must avoid or we destroy our future!
This is as black and is as white
as it can get!
Spoken: Now we all have a choice:
safeguard the future living conditions for humankind,
or continue with our business as usual and fail.
And fail? And fail?
That's up to you and me.
That's up to you and me.

[FF (bar 416), GG (bar 426)]
We must change almost everything in our societies.
Carbon budgets must become a new global currency.

[HH (bar 434)]
Climate justice and equity
is the policy we want to see!
Carbon budgets must become,
yes, they must become a new global currency.

[II (bar 447) (spoken)]
but politics needed are nowhere in sight!
I don't want your hope,
I want you to panic!
I want you to feel the fear I feel every day!
And then I want you to act!
I want you to act the way you would in a crisis,
I want you to act as if the house was on fire, because it is!

[KK (bar 467) St. Francis, Boy Soprano]
Laudato sii, miíSignore
per sora nostra matre Terra,
la quale ne sustenta
et governa
et produce diversi fructi
con coloriti fiori et herba
Laudato sii.


 
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