Aug. 29, 2019

Marvin Gaye & The Black Blogger 1971-2019

Marvin Gaye & The Black Blogger

Whoa, ah, mercy, mercy me
Oh things ain't what they used to be, no no
Where did all the blue skies go?
Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east

Whoa mercy, mercy me
Oh things ain't what they use to be
Where did all the ice-cold glaciers go
Never heated polar caps are now untapped
Puttin' entire landmasses undersea

Whoa mercy, mercy me,
Oh things ain't what they used to be, no no
Fires burning on virgin soil
Caused by mankind's need to burn more oil

Whoa mercy, mercy me,
Oh things ain't what they used to be, no no
Floods are raging
It seems everywhere the earth is rapidly aging

Whoa mercy, mercy me,
Oh things ain't what they used to be, no no
Mankind's hate of mankind needs no staging
Building walls while humanity falls

Whoa mercy, mercy me,
Oh things ain't what they used to be, no no
Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas, fish full of mercury

Ah, oh mercy, mercy me
Ah things ain't what they used to be, no no
Radiation underground and in the sky
Animals and birds who live nearby are dying
Oh mercy, mercy me

Mercy, mercy me
Things ain't what they used to be
What about this overcrowded land
How much more abuse from man can she stand?

Mercy, mercy me
Things ain't what they used to be
Lead paint on walls
Lead in the water that we drink
Now the children fall


Whoa mercy, mercy me,
Oh things ain't what they used to be, no no
Ocean reefs are now forever asleep
Wasn't the earth mankind's to keep
So why does it seems our leaders are asleep
Selling nature's beauty on the cheap
Oh mercy, mercy me