Alternative Energy – Call It “The Energy Tango!”

I like to think about how we need energy and water to live and I often wonder at how on a planet that is 3/4 covered by water and in an entire universe consisting exclusively of energy in various forms how there could ever be a shortage of either. Nevertheless, I stumbled onto a conscientious and mindful person, Joyce Johnson Rouse, who goes by the pseudonym of “Earth Mama.” I enjoyed her performance of her song, “Energy Tango” and I hope you will too!

“We can get it from the fossil fuels: oil, coal or gas
But we don’t exactly know just how long they’re going to last.
And by burning them we pollute the atmospheric mass,
So we’re going to have to find alternatives. Ole`!

We can get it from plutonium, that may not be so good,
We can get it cutting down some trees and making firewood,
But, we need trees to purify the air and that is why we should
Continue to seek alternatives. Ole`!

Energy, oh, how much it means to me
Energy, for my car and lights and heat!

We can get it, from water rushing over dam or fall
It is cheap and it is clean, it hardly makes a mess at all
But we can’t dam (up) all the rivers , it would not be practical.
So we’re looking for more alternatives. Ole`!

There is solar, there is thermal, there is wind and there is wave,
And we’re working on a fuel cell of hydrogen, hooray
And there may be more tomorrow that we do not have today,
Cause we’re working on new alternatives. Ole`!

Alternatives, looking for alternatives!
Let’s learn to live conserving energy.

We can save it by remembering to just turn out the light
We can save it by turning down the thermostat at night
By reducing, reusing and recycling, that’s right!
And by searching for new alternatives. Ole`!”

©1995 Rouse House Music (ASCAP) 276-773-8529

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