The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

HOW MANY CREDIT CARDS MUST ONE MAN OWN

To Bob Dylan's tune:
BLOWING IN THE WIND

How many credit cards must one man own
Before we call him a man?
How many seas must the great trawlers sail
Before the last fish is canned?
Yesín how many dumps must the styrofoam fill
Before itís forever banned?
The answer my friend, is reducing our consumption
The answer is reducing our consumption

How many ads must one man see
Before he starts to grow wise?
How many fruits must a poor land export
Before itís allowed to grow rice?
Yesín how many barrels of oil can we waste
Before we have to pay itís true price?

How many rugs can a young girl weave
Before sheís no longer a child?
How many trees can a nation chop down
Before thereís no trees in the wild?
Yesín how many lies can a man listen to
Before heís no longer beguiled?

How many dollars do we try to earn
Pretending we need them to thrive?
How many more animals must we kill
Before we can see theyíre alive?
Yesín how many weapons will be bought and sold,
Before we decide to survive?

 

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