SuperPower Aussie (aka Ross) 
Theme: Regeneration (of energy)

For over 200 years humans have used fossil fuels for energy. But climate disruption and air pollution mean that is now changing. We are in the midst of a most extraordinary revolution in renewable energy production, now the cheapest way to produce energy, as well a new ways to store energy for when we need it. This, probably more than any other change, means that we can actually create a positive future. But we must move fast; we have to stop emitting CO2 from our energy, manufacturing and transport systems really fast. This means all of us must become climate and energy conscious in they ways we live our lives.
This song is based the ideas in leading Australian Economist Prof Ross Garnaut's recent book, Superpower: Australia's low-carbon opportunity  
Read: (in progress)
 

Credits

Written by Simon Kerr


Arranged by Simon Kerr, Kylie Morrigan and Mal Webb

Simon Kerr: Guitar, Vocals
Kylie Morrigan: Violins, Tin Whistle, Vocals, Horse Sounds, Crowd Calling Out Sounds
Mal Webb: Fretless Bass, Vocals, Horse Sounds, Crowd Calling Out Sounds and Percussion,

Charlie McGee: Banjo Ukulele


Recorded by Mal Webb, Kylie Morrigan and Simon Kerr
Banjo Uke recorded by Charlie McGee

Mixed by Mal Webb

Mastered by Crystal Mastering

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SuperPower Aussie

The stranger he was tall and strong
Never doing wrong when he came to town
So the people gathered all around

 

He rode slowly on his horse
A Palomino called ‘Economorse’
And of the future, he wrote a book


But they weren’t sure just who he was
They were all at a loss
Till someone recognised him … Its Ross

 

(expressions of recognition and general delight)
Spoken: Garnaut that is … economist … clean energy

'My name is Ross your surely right
I travelled this land day and night
I search for the hidden paths to take


In this land so bleached and scorched
For a vision of the pathway forward'
Tell us, did you find it Ross’ they called

Ross sat still upon the hill
He cleared his throat, the crowd went still
'We can be Super Powerful' 

'Come on Aussie we can be
Come be a SuperPower with me
An energy SuperPower with me'
And he sang as he watched everyone join him to sing
'We can be a SuperPower Australia
An energy SuperPower Australia
'

Ross gazed upon the crowd
The crowd gazed back upon Ross
He gently pointed to the sun


'I saw wealth and prosperity
Its all above our heads you see
We just need to take our minds (mines?) out of the ground'


'The black stuff' he said pointing down
'Has made us rich', he made a frown
'Now its left us in lying in a ditch'

'But I’ve had a vision true
Where future skies are always blue
An Energy SuperPower is what we’ll be'


'We’ll use power down here in droves
And ship stuff north that’s where it goes
Jobs for all and clearer air too'


The people saw the answer to the loss
of the black stuff they loved most
The Answer is ... the sun of course

Spoken: Green power that is … Revolutionary … Clean energy

'Come on Aussie we can be
Come be a SuperPower with me
An energy SuperPower with me'
And he sang as he watched everyone join him to sing
'We can be a SuperPower Australia
An energy SuperPower Australia'


'Come on Aussie we can be
Come be a SuperPower with me
An energy SuperPower with me'
And he sang as he watched everyone join him to sing
'We can be a SuperPower Australia
An energy SuperPower Australia
We can be a SuperPower Australia
An energy SuperPower Australia
'

(Outro: Spoken)
Giddy up there
Do you like my horse?
It’s solar powered … of course

© Simon Kerr 7 Aug 2020