This was written back in January 2019, when the whole thing of kids protesting about climate change was kicking off. It has a kind of protest song vibe to it. I wrote the song and did a pretty quick demo, here it is. Soon I should do a YouTube version.
A month later I performed it live for the first time at a house concert at Very Fine Solutions, that version is on the CD of that name.
I get numb watching the news right now Rich old white guys do their thing They don't speak for me anyhow Wouldn't that be a thing I don't hold with the things they say Madness of the king Hoping change is on the way Wouldn't that be a thing And I'm wondering about you right now All tied up in your own string I don't get through to you anyhow Wouldn't that be a thing It's yesterday's connection now With a sell by date on the tin I can't lose myself in that anyhow Wouldn't that be a thing I get numb waiting for you right now Hurting from your own sting Got my own wounds to clean anyhow Wouldn't that be a thing The kids are smarter than the grown ups now They show the whole damn world something Maybe change comes along some day now Wouldn't that be a thing Wouldn't that be a thing