Something is better than nothing that is always true
but permitting drilling in the Arctic is also something too
Small measures and a step in the right direction over here
Big measures in the wrong direction over there
We wait and wonder at how little good will actually get done
and worry that arctic drilling will add more damage to the sum
A little good is made to seem like it is a lot
While a lot of damage begins in a far away spot.
To end the age of oil this they simply cannot conceive
So they delay using voluntary measures that none can believe
"When we will get off oil?" We ask and ask!
While counting huge profits they reply. "It's an impossible task!"
"Our planet is dying - you've gone too far!" This is our fear.
"Just one more egg from the Golden Goose!" Is all we ever hear.