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  1. 13. Eco Man

From the recording 13. Eco Man

Lyrics

When I saw the movie I saw the light.A voice inside said, “Al Gore's right!”It's very inconvenient but it's true.I vowed that I would change my waysAnd carbon-neutralize my daysAnd that's exactly what I'm trying to do. I took the pledge on power toolsAnd stuff that runs on fossil fuels,Though last week, when I had to move a tree,I hauled and dragged with all my mightAnd finally, in the dead of night,I went and borrowed my sister's SUV.It's not easy being green,Giving up the big machine,My Harley and my chainsawAnd my camper caravan.It kind-a makes me glumWhen I hear a hybrid hum.Lord, it's hard to be an Eco Man. Me and my eco-conscious spouseBuilt a geothermal houseWith solar panels crankin' out the amps.Of course we're proud as we can be,But dang, it's really hard to seeBy the light of those spiral thingiesIn our lamps.It's not easy being green.I can't read a magazineOn the sofa or in bed at nightOr sitting on the can.I just grope around the gloomOf my moonlit living room.Lord, it's hard to be an Eco Man.             I used to enjoy a Bob's Big Boy,            But I'm a carnivore no more because            I took a look at Michael Pollan's book            And found out just how big             A Big Boy's carbon footprint was.It's not easy being green,Swearing off the haute cuisineFor a local leafy, all non-beefy dietary plan.And sometimes I go off pointWhen I pass a burger joint.Lord, it's hard to be an Eco Man. It's not easy being green,Tryin' to live so squeaky clean.You feel foolish and alarmist, sure,But on the other hand,If the hoops we're jumpin' throughCool the world a degree or twoThen I'm glad to be an Eco Man.Yes I am.I'm glad to be an Eco Man.
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