Down To Zero

there are no words enough to say
how a world like this could die away
how reason falls on deaf ears
truth dissolves and disappears

and the clocks are counting
down to zero

they warned us years ago
people laughed it off said “what do they know”
and we went our separate ways to find
a future facing the end of the line

and the clocks are counting
down to zero

now the weather stumbles forests burn
past the point of no return
corporation money thrives
while refugees look for a place to survive

and the clocks are counting
down to zero

history walks the plank
its eyes are flat its face is blank
the melting ice the rising sea
a redder sun than used to be

and the clocks are counting
down to zero

I know people who live in trees
who chain themselves to machineries
who risk their very life and limb
to face the dangers coming in

and the clocks are counting
down to zero

thunder clap the black snake
times like these you do whatever it takes
wherever a line gets drawn
for the people and the land they live on

and the clocks are counting
down to zero

I fear for the children I see
and I don’t blame them when they look at me
as if to say “how could you
I was depending on you”

and the clocks are counting
down to zero

I woke up in a sweat last night
whatever it was didn’t suit me right
but I took a look around to see
a million more just like me

and the clocks are counting
down to zero

resistance goes from hand to hand
for the air, the water, the people, the land
tomorrow is born from the seeds of today
and we’re going that way

and the clocks are counting
down to zero