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Love Song to the Earth

Album This song officially appears on the Love Song to the Earth Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2015

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Song facts

From MeatFreeMondays, September 4th 2015:

Paul McCartney has teamed up with a host of famous musicians to record a song dedicated to taking action to save the world.

Love Song to the Earth, which is released today on iTunes and Apple Music via Connect, is intended to push environmental matters to the forefront of the public’s mind in advance of important climate change talks taking place later this year.

Hopes are high that a meaningful deal will be inked at the COP21 conference in Paris in November and December, when world leaders will meet to discuss responses to the challenges confronting the planet.

The Love Song to the Earth project aims to bring climate change to the attention of a new audience and inspire people across the world to encourage their leaders to take action.

One simple, healthy step we can all take is to cut back on the amount of meat we eat – which is why the founder of Meat Free Monday is the perfect addition to the star-studded line-up.

Paul sings the second set of lyrics and supplies backing vocals on the track, which also features Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Sean Paul, Angelique Kidjo, Natasha Bedingfield, Fergie, Nicole Scherzinger, Leona Lewis and many others.

Listeners will be asked to sign a petition that will be delivered to political leaders at the start of the climate conference.

The track will be available for a week on iTunes and Apple Music, before being released on other music distribution and streaming services around the world next Friday.

A video also released next week will feature cameos from the likes of environmentalist Bill McKibben, primatologist Jane Goodall and marine biologist Sylvia Earle.

All proceeds from Love Song to the Earth will go towards environmental group Friends of the Earth and the United Nations Foundation. The artists, producers and directors taking part will also donate their fees.

The climate crisis is near a global tipping point,” said Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth US. “We hope everyone who hears this anthem takes action to encourage our political leaders to keep our planet safe, by keeping fossil fuels in the ground and moving toward 100 per cent renewable energy.

In words that will chime with MFMers already used to taking responsibility for their carbon footprints and leading by example, Pica added: “The time for leadership and action is now; if our political leaders cannot or will not lead, then a people’s movement must.

Last updated on September 15, 2015

Lyrics

From you and me together
Tomorrow's in our hands now Find the words that matter
Say them out loud
And make it better somehow Looking down from up on the moon
It’s a tiny blue marble
Who’d have thought the ground we stand on
Could be so fragile

Chorus (1st)
This is a lovesong to the Earth
You’re no ordinary world
A diamond in the universe
Heaven’s poetry to us
Keep it safe, keep it safe, keep it safe
cause it’s our world It's not about possessions, money, or religion
How many years we might live ?
When the only real question that matters is still
A matter of perspective
Looking down from up on the moon
You’re a tiny blue marble
Who’d have thought the ground we stand on
Could be so fragile

Chorus ( 2nd)
This is a lovesong to the Earth
You’re no ordinary world
A diamond in the universe
Heaven’s poetry to us
Keep it safe, keep it safe, keep it safe
cause it’s our world

[BRIDGE Sean Paul Rap] Bang Bang Bang See Mama earth is in a crazy mess It's time for us to do our best From deep sea straight up to everst
She under crazy stress
unless you wanna be motherless
Clean heart, Green Heart
is the way,
is stress
Speedniess and too much Greediness
Six billion people all want plentiness
Some people think this is harmless
( It's our world, It's our world)
But if we continue their'll
only be emptiness Chorus (3rd)
This is a lovesong to the Earth
You’re no ordinary world
A diamond in the universe
Heaven’s poetry to us
Keep it safe, keep it safe, keep it safe

Chorus (4th)
This is a lovesong to the Earth
You’re no ordinary world
A diamond in the universe Heaven’s poetry to us Keep it safe, keep it safe, keep it safe
"Everybody keep it safe now" "keep it safe" It’s our world, it’s our world
it’s our world, it’s our world

Officially appears on


Love Song to the Earth

Single • Released in 2015

Studio version

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Vocals

Bootlegs


Give Us That Knowing Wink - Official Rarities - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

3:52 • Studio version


Give Us That Knowing Wink - Official Rarities - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

4:11 • Studio version • Love Song To The Earth [Rico Bernasconi Radio Mix]


Give Us That Knowing Wink - Official Rarities - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

5:23 • Studio version • Love Song To The Earth [Rico Bernasconi Club Mix]

Videos

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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