Trees Eat Us All (Tribute to Bill Mollison) - Single

by Formidable Vegetable Sound System

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Bill Mollison (1928 - 2016) was the father of permaculture.
Charlie Mgee wrote this song to commemorate his life as a formidable agent of change who inspired the world.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the "In Memory Of Bill Mollison" group on Facebook for the inspiration. www.facebook.com/groups/618041141700206/

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Designer, you’re now a recliner
So long and thanks for the yield
and your tools left behind
have all sharpened our minds
to keep growing the change in the field

The future is looking quite shady
under all the ideas that you’ve grown
and to look out the window
at food in the ground
gives us power to face the unknown

But trees eat us all in the end
so plant one for me when I’m gone
then if you hear that I’ve died
you can tell them they’ve lied
I’m just shading-out somebody’s lawn.

Tapping into the rhizomes of wisdom
you wove them all into a tale
and with seeds in your pockets and dirt on your hands
took us into the belly of the whale
You took us into the belly of the whale

So go on and tell us another
Cos your stories are food for the soul
Helping us see the forest for the trees
And ourselves as part of the whole
See ourselves as part of the whole

Yeah trees eat us all in the end
so plant one for me when I’m gone
then if you hear that I’ve died
you can tell them they’ve lied
I’m just shading-out somebody’s lawn.

Though the problems around us are many
The answers come to us with ease
Take care of the land, your friends and your family
and remember to plant lots of trees

Cos trees eat us all in the end
so plant one for me when I’m gone
then if you hear that I’ve died
you can tell them they’ve lied
I’m just shading-out somebody’s lawn.

credits

released November 19, 2016
Charlie Mgee: ukulele & vocals,
Mal Webb: slide trumpet & gourd bass
Kylie Morrigan: violin

Recorded in Charlie Mgee's bedroom, Mal Webb's bedroom and Kylie Morrigan's bedroom. Mixed by Mal Webb.

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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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