Teach the World - Neil Burnie Foundation

Teach The World was performed with the Bones band at the annual fundraiser for the Neil Burnie Foundation and has been exported for use with Keep Britain Tidy per content about plastic in the world’s oceans. Lyrics are readable below:


Teach The World (A tribute to the late Dr. Neil Burnie)


Go Ocean Vet, burn that fossil fuel Let’s teach the world to be less cruel Go Ocean Vet, burn that fossil fuel Let’s teach the world to be less cruel Mankind is unkind, dumps in the sea all kinds of plastics, causin’ misery You planned to reach ‘em and teach ‘em - Stop the insanity Tellin’ true tales, ‘bout the sharks and the whales A whale eats ten pounds of plastic to get four pounds of krill That kind of diet, will quietly kill You connected, protected, & sang the blues You tagged & you bragged, & you made the news Said you’d been eye to eye and right up close Good times don’t get better than those Tellin’ true tales – new true tales - ‘bout the sharks and the whales Go Ocean Vet, burn that fossil fuel Let’s teach the world to be less cruel Go Ocean Vet, burn that fossil fuel Let’s teach the world to be less cruel Convinced your friends that you were right Sharks don’t talk, but a satellite might Where do they go? Do they come back? The tags they beeped & the monitors tracked Tellin true tales ‘bout the sharks and the whales You went eye to eye and right up close Good times don’t get better than those Tellin true tales, new true tales, ‘bout the sharks and the whales Go Ocean Vet, burn that fossil fuel Let’s teach the world to be less cruel You went out deep where the Tiger Sharks Swim You leaned too close and you fell in (Don’t worry Choy – “that Marlin head’s just a big chew toy”) And the shark pulling at the chum –“safe unless you’re dead, dyin’, or dumb!” Yeah, you went eye to eye and nose to nose You grabbed a fin and off you rode Into the blue room – gone too soon, Neil, gone too soon Go Ocean Vet, burn that fossil fuel Let’s teach the world to be less cruel You’ll be the Ocean Vet, that they never met - A no-fear, pioneer Go Ocean Vet, burn in my memories With your white hair flying, and an ocean breeze. © Val Sherwood All Rights Reserved

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