It’s been a tough week. Lots of bad news about the climate, and despite some brief rain, drought continues throughout the west. The warnings about what is coming should we continue down the path we’re on get more dire by the week, and yet we do so very little to change course. Nothing truly meaningful… not yet anyway.

It helps to know there are artists who understand the craziness of the situation we’re in and can express that through their art; we feel less alone when we know others are struggling too.

This song is Eyes Wide Open by Wally de Backer, better known as Gotye, an Australian-based musician.

So this is the end of the story
Everything we had, everything we did
Is buried in dust
And this dust is all that’s left of us
But only a few ever worried
Though the signs were clear, they had no idea
You just get used to living in fear
Or give up
When you can’t even picture your future
We walk the plank with our eyes wide open…
Some people offered up answers
We made out like we heard, but they were only words
They didn’t add up
To a change in the way we were living
And the saddest thing-
Is all of it could have been avoided
But it was like to stop consuming is to stop being human
And why would I make a change if you won’t
We’re all in the same boat, staying afloat
For the moment
And we walk the plank with our eyes wide open, we..
Walk the plank with our eyes wide open
With our eyes wide open we…
Walk the plank, we walk the plank
And that was the end of the story