Lindsey: This is a song…this is called Greta’s Song. Do we know the Greta I might be speaking of? Right, and Greta definitely knows how to make some noise. So this was inspired… I’ve watched her — I’m going to tune while talking — I watched her give a speech–it was online at the European Parliament–that is just… astonishing.
So these are… this was written from some of what she said and how she was.
There will be climate strikes and walks in September. It’s a whole week. The third week, 20th to the 27th.
The house is on fire, it’s panic time.
The house is on fire, it’s panic time,
the house is on fire, it’s panic time.
You’re comfortable, you’re tired I know
But now is not the time to go slow. We gotta put our bodies on the line, move to where we say we wanna go.
I urge you to consider what’s better than what is easy
I urge you to risk instead of retreating
Everything will have to change. Yes! But the change is for the best. Yes.
So lean into whatever you can to make you braver,
lean into whatever you can to make you braver
We need you braver, I need you braver
The house is on fire, it’s panic time, be braver
I love the world
I love the air. It lets me breathe.
I love the water lets me drink it.
I love this soil that feeds me.
I love the world and being alive in it
Can’t you see me crying? I’m crying
I’m crying for the world I love,
I’m crying for the world I love.
I’m crying for the world we share
So lean into whatever you can,
lean into whatever you can.
Lean into whatever you can
to make you braver, I need you braver.
The house is on fire, it’s panic time. Be braver
Lean into whatever you can, I need you braver. Be braver.
Debut performance by Lindsey Peterson at a house concert in Northampton, MA.
Based on the 2019 speech by Greta Thunberg to the European Parliament.
Original music and lyrics by Lindsey Peterson. Copyright 2019.