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    The hard-copy, full-length, ridgy-didge CD album of Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual. Comes with beautiful illustrated booklet of lyrics & ukulele chords.

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    In true old-school 'appropes-tech' style, Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual will be available for a limited time on 12" vinyl! Includes all lyrics and beautiful full size artwork on classic record-y sleeve!

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Permaculture principle 12: Creatively use and respond to Change - Impermanence is the only thing on which we can truly rely. The best we can do is use it to our advantage by designing for change.

lyrics

One thing’s for certain
and that’s that nothing’s for certain
You never know what’s around the bend
In whatever you’re dealing
just accept what you’re feeling
There’s no point in believing
it will never end

'Cos it’s changing,
constantly changing
In every situtation
the only thing that remains the same
is change.

Like a change in the season
change is there for a reason.
Can’t stop ourselves from moving around the sun

There’s no point in complaining
if it’s stormy and raining
Just go and get an umbrella
and play in the rain with someone

Cos it’s changing
every moment changing
Sometimes there’s nothing you can do
and no matter who you are
you’ve just got to be cool with change

Change is there make the most of it
Might as well use it for your benefit
If your food’s bad, better compost it
When there’s no planes, build a pirate ship
and sail the seas!
You can do as you please
but only if you know you’ve got to
improvise your way through change

Even if you keep very still
be guaranteed that nothing else will
Don’t sit around wondering what to do
If you don’t make change, it’ll happen to you

We’ve got small change & big change and loose change
slow change and fast change and a wind change
We’ve got sea change and tree change and climate change
you change and me change and a key change...

Change is all the rage, turn the page away from
this strange age of the deranged.
Time to engage with rearranging our brains
from insane to sane.
Step out of your cage worrying about your wage
or the Asian stock exchange.
Just drain your main vain of the pain,
take to the stage and become an agent of change.

credits

from Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Album, released April 1, 2013
Charlie Mgee: Ukulele, vocals
Alex Burkoy: u-bass
Michael Boase: drums
Freya Hanly, Gemma West & Melissa Gibson: backing vocals

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System Fremantle, Australia

Experimental ‘ecological edutainment’ based around the principles of permaculture (a neat way to fix the world) mashing together ukulele with some electro-funk-swing, climate-change reggae, post-apocalypso and a decent serving of 'Radish Beets'.

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