Not the End - Single

by Formidable Vegetable



An ode to hope in a drastic time to remind everyone that it's not the end of the world. Produced by Spoonbill and featuring Mal Webb and Alex Burkoy (Tinpan Orange/ The Cat Empire), this is Formidable Vegetable's second single from their forthcoming album, Earth People Fair (out March 15)


After you grow up
you're gonna grow down
and whenever you breathe in
you've gotta create out.
When the party is over
you've just gotta make your way home.

When the fuel has all burned up
the fire goes out.
When you can't see a future
all you've got is right now.
However, remember
the it's not the end of the world.

It's not the end
it's not the end
no, it's not the end of the world.

Everything as we know it
is winding right down.
Time to turn the city
back into lots of little towns.
We're running out of water
but the river's still gonna flow.

Take out all your money
and put it in the ground.
Trees and seeds in the soil
are the best banks around.
The economy is crashing
but it's not the end of the world.

I said it's not the end
it's not the end
it's not the end of the world
no, it's not the end
it's not the end
it's not the end of the world.

Some day we'll praise all those who drove us
to the change away from jobs and growth
it's neither good nor bad, it's kind of both
but at least it's not the end of the world

It's not the end...


released February 1, 2019
Written by Charlie Mgee & Formidable Vegetable.
Recorded at Stick Music, Albany WA by Michael Crannage.
Produced by Spoonbill.

Charlie Mgee: Ukulele, drums & vocals
Mal Webb: Trombone, slide trumpet & harmonica
Kylie Morrigan: violin
Alex Burkoy: guitar


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Formidable Vegetable Fremantle, Australia

Permaculture funk-swing for a changing world.

With a wheelbarrow full of dirty electro radish-beets, crusty jazz ukulele, swingin' strings and hyperactive horns, Formidable Vegetable are here to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of future-resilience in the funkiest way possible.

"So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still"- Sydney Morning Herald.
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