Worth it then


Worth It Then (Benjamin Orth rEMIX)
Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson
Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson
Instrumental Track and Vocal Effects: ccMixter artist Benjamin Orth
This is an arrangement of Benjamin Orth’s remix of Worth It Then. Check out Orth’s original remix at http://ccmixter.org/files/Benjamin_Orth/31401

(other remixes below)

This song is about looming environmental catastrophe. For more info, check out: http://www.350.org.

If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding your own music (or better vocals) to the mix, you can go to http://ccmixter.org/files/projectquestion/29203. When you’re done, you can email the mp3 to info (at) lonnierayatkinson (dot) com.

All contributions will be considered Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0.

Your time and talent is greatly appreciated.

 


Lyrics:
verse one:
- when the fish all die and the lakes catch fire, will it be worth it then
when the cancer rate’s 90 percent or higher, will it be worth it then
when the whole world’s at war over water and oil, will it be worth it then
when there’s no more fighting, because there’s no more spoils, will it be worth it then

chorus:
what will it take to make you change your mind
what kind of sign could convince you that people are worth more than you can get from them
what has to happen before you embrace your part
will it be too late to fix all the problems you promised the market would sort out

economic growth won’t save us
cost analysis won’t save us
voluntary rules won’t save us
rich economists won’t save us

verse two:
- when the glaciers are gone and the oceans are too strong, will it be worth it then
when the deserts spread faster than we can run, will it be worth it then
when the wind and the skies become our greatest threat, will it be worth it then
when military might won’t pay our debt, will it be worth it then

chorus:
what will it take to make you change your mind
what kind of sign could convince you that people are worth more than you can get from them
what has to happen before you embrace your part
will it be too late to fix all the problems you promised the market would sort out

investigations won’t save us
well funded think tanks won’t save us
hearings and conferences won’t save us
only action now can save us

bridge:
is there something left
is there something left
is there something left of you
if so if so…
chorus:
what will it take to make you change your mind
what kind of sign could convince you that people are worth more than you can get from them
what has to happen before you embrace your part
will it be too late to fix all the problems you promised the market would sort out

superpower status won’t save us
military minds won’t save us
all the guns in the world won’t save us
only all of us can save us

 


Instrumental Track: ccMixter artist tom luft (http://ccmixter.org/files/tom_luft/31278)

 


Instrumental Track: ccMixter artist colab (http://ccmixter.org/files/colab/34054)

 

“Worth it then” by Lonnie Ray Atkinson is licensed under a Creative Commons License