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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

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

    Includes unlimited streaming of Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Album via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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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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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 9 Formidable Vegetable Sound System releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

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Permaculture principle 4: Apply Self-regulation and Accept Feedback - Learn from mistakes. Start listening to what the planet is telling us. We're getting more feedback than ever and it's time to wake up to it's limits!

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Hi, I’m your planet,
You might know me from such places
as the one you inhabit
I’m the air you breathe
and the land on which standing
the food that you eat
but I’m getting a little bit dark on
some of the ways you treat me.

See I give you
Everything you need
Yet still you want more
You’re falling over yourselves with greed,
It is time I remind you
to exercise restraint
because if there’s one thing you should know it’s infinite, I aint.

You better L.I.M.I.T
What you take from me.
Get to know the deal
with my L.I.M.I.T

You’ve been having a field day on my skin.
Cutting it up, burrowing in,
But I’m reaching for my skin lotion
To take away the pain
Better start to regulate your lifestyle of excess
Cos I’m picking up my telephone and dialing up the pest control guy

Get your L.I.M.I.T on
Im gonna count to three
Cos I’ve had it up to here
So get your L.I.M.I.T on

Cos I’ve got limits and I’m not afraid to use them
With your bad habits, you do nothing but abuse them.
I’ve got limits
And I’m not afraid to use them
If you keep going
all your privileges you’ll lose them

It’s time to check yourself and stop pointing fingers out,
cos self-responsibility is what it’s all about.
Stop relying on the top, cos it starts here on the ground
Just get back to your gardens people, stop foolin around.

Get back, get back to your garden

Cos I’ve got limits
And I’m not afraid to use them
harsh consequences
Well I’m about to introduce them

I’ve got limits
And I’m just about to use them
Are you gonna listen now
The future’s yours for the choosing

credits

from Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Album, released April 1, 2013
Charlie Mgee: Ukulele, vocals, synth
Alex Burkoy: u-bass
Michael Boase: drums
Mal Webb: slide trumpet, trombone
Scott Kociuruba: percussion

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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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