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The Magical Land of Away

La mer de polymer, la mer de merde.

When you throw it away, it doesn't go away
If you're so disposed, it's going to stay
In the earth, in the sea, in the atmosphere
The magical land of away is right here

When you buy a take away, or get a give away
In this global bubble, we all pay
  Some choose to refuse the refuse, it's clear
The magical land of away is right here

You can't sweep it away under the carpet
You can't wash it away down the sink
'Cos that distant place to where you flush it away
Is way closer than you might think

Disposability is a false economy
Sustainability needs high quality
Build to last year after year after year
The magical land of away is right here

Pay peanuts get monkeys. Buy cheap buy twice
It's the price you pay for not paying the price.

The cloud isn't a cloud and streaming's not a stream
As unearthly as a server might seem.
It's not remotely remote from our spinning sphere
The magical land of away is right here

You can't tow it away over the horizon
You can't stow it away behind the shed
'Cos our kids' kids' kids'll still be dealing with this
Long after we're dead

Stephen Hawking admits near the end of his wits
Even Black holes aren't bottomless pits
You can't put away relativity, far or near
The magical land of away is right here

You can't run away from your demons
You can't lock 'em away behind bars
You can't hide away, steal away, fly away anyday
Soon to the Moon or Mars

There's no quick get away, no Roman holiday
You can't leave your mind behind, so why stray?
 Distant grass isn't greener, try buying what's nearby
  Hereby the finest array be well nigh, aye!

'Cos, with Coronavirus, there is no "them" and "us"
Mother Nature's take away message is thus
She's a friend to care for, not a foe to fear
Share the planet fairly, don't profiteer
Don't look away, let 2020 be a visionary year, see? [si!]
The magical land of away
The magical land of away
The magical land of away is right here

2020

And here's its first ever performance!