RAYE – Environmental Anxiety. Lyrics

RAYE Environmental Anxiety Lyrics

How did you ever think
How did you ever think it wasn’t bound to happen?

You poison the waterfalls
Set fire to our rivers of hope
The end of us all
Well it was always bound to happen
To happen

Come on, kids, it’s time to vote
Boris Johnson’s sniffing coke
All the children are depressed
Not the future we had hoped
Little girls aren’t safe at home
She’s scrolling up and down her phone
She hates her life, she hates herself
And she’s 12 years old
These socials apps are now our gods
Since dopamine from likes and shares
Then we find peace from drugs and sex and prescription anxiety meds
Sweep the truth under the rug
Feed us plastic GMO crops
We don’t need self motivation
Robots will take all our jobs

How did we ever think
How did we ever think it wasn’t bound to happen?
We poisoned the waterfalls
And set fires to our rivers of hope
We’re all gonna die, what do we do before it happens?
It happens

You turn a blind eye when the drunk man falls
Did you ever think why is the drunk man drunk?
A system failed, two kids in jail
And the rich get rich and the rest get sunk
Classist, sexist, racist, ableist, fascist, ageist, homophobic
Country leaders fucked our futures and they think we haven’t noticed

Forests burning, oil spills, melting ice and methane gas
Toxic waste and plastic fish, we’re digging holes to hide our trash
Unity reeks in all our songs but we drew borders across our lands
A thousand years we been at war
When the planet is dead we will all hold hands

How did we ever think
How did we ever think it wasn’t bound to happen?
We poisoned the waterfalls
And set fires to our rivers of hope
We’re all gonna die, what do we do before it happens?
It happens

(Attention citizens
Please evacuate the country in an orderly fashion
And leave behind any personal belongings that you don’t need)

    Lyrics Details:

  • Written by: Jenna Felsenthal, Mike Sabath, Rachel Keen
  • Album: My 21st Century Blues
  • Released: 2023