Trees Eat Us All

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A tribute to Bill Mollison - the 'father' of permaculture. 1928 - 2016. He was once quoted in a conversation about trees as saying 'They'll eat you in the end!'.

lyrics

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

CHORUS
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

CHORUS
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

CHORUS
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

from Earth People Fair, released March 15, 2019
Written by Charlie Mgee & Formidable Vegetable
Recorded at Grey St, Fremantle WA & Chez Mal, St Kida, VIC.
Mixed by James Newhouse @ Real2Reel, Bunbury WA
Mastered by William Bowden.

Charlie Mgee: ukulele, vocals
Mal Webb: horns, gourd bass, beatbox, vocals
Kylie Morrigan: violin, vocals

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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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