Background to this song
Greta is someone I greatly admire. Not only for her single mindedness and resilience in communicating a clear and simple message to us, but also for her bravery to take on the leaders of the world and engage with the very young.
The release of this song, coincides with the forthcoming Cop 26 Climate Change conference in Glasgow at the start of November 2021.
I wrote Greta with an audience of young children in mind, as they are the age group who will be most affected by climate change and also most likely to be inspired by Greta. I hope they will enjoy singing the song with their friends, classmates and in larger gatherings as well as prompting discussion with parents about the sort of environment they could be facing in 30 to 40 years time.
If you like the song please share with your children, grandchildren and especially any teachers you know who may give it a play to their class! With the Climate Change Conference taking place I thought this song may be used by school teachers as an intro to a class or group discussion.
The song is available on all music streaming channels click top left: "Get Single"
And please share!
Greta, you stand before us now
Ready to talk, so calm and serene
On our screens, for all to see
Sailed across the oceans
Addressed the United Nations
So many powerful leaders
While some listen with respect
We ask what action will they take?
You understand what we need to do
Plant more trees and farm our seas
Shift our way of living
Prepare for dramatic changes
The ice is melting faster
Soon there’ll be nowhere to go
We must control the carbon flow
It’s time to listen, and it’s time to act
It’ time to face, the brutal facts
We must learn to, embrace the science
And help others, to understand
Your message is bold, crystal clear
Greta, you speak the words we need to hear
Greta you’re humble and sincere
A guiding star for all our young
Let the world sit up and listen
And believe we can work together