Hot Potato

from Treehouse by The Tangled Threads

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In politics today, you know they talk and then they talk
I wonder if they simply like the sound of their own squawk
They say the climate’s changing, yeah they talk until they’re blue
But they’ve all got nothing to say is when you ask them what they’ll do

They say that’s a hot potato, pass it on, pass it on
Yeah that’s a hot potato, pass it on
Climate change is setting in, I guess we’ll all just learn to swim
Cause they keep on passing that hot potato on

Now the things causing this climate mess are more valuable than gold
They keep on pumping that oil and burning all that coal
Their wallets are too big to see the ground beneath their feet
And the only thing on their minds is what they’re gonna have to eat

They say that’s a hot potato, pass it on, pass it on
Oh that’s a hot potato, pass it on
Please just pass the Grey Poupon, until the polar caps are gone
They just keep on passing that potato on

Hey senator, are you gonna let the coal trains roll through our town?

Mmmm, nothing like a fresh roll. I like mine with jam!

What about that new pipeline they’re trying to build?

I like lines. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There’s nothing I like more than a nice straight line.

I said “Pipe” line.

White line? How will you even see it?


Skype line? I think we’ve got a bad connection.

Pipe…Oh never mind. We don’t need you. We can fix the problems ourselves!

Well I’m not gonna pass that hot potato on, pass it on
No I’m not gonna pass that hot potato on
We can fix it you and me, a cleaner future we can see
Cause we’re not gonna pass that hot potato on
No, we’re not gonna pass these hot potatoes on!


from Treehouse, track released May 21, 2014
Lyrics & Music: J.Arquin
Vocals: J.Arquin & J.Forti
Washboard/Percussion: J.Forti
Ukulele: J.Arquin


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