The Time of Great Waste (single)

by Pete Gioconda

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Fiery and topical single. Influences could be Clash, Dylan, Pistols, Pogues ... Full marks to Extinction Rebellion, and more ...

[ Released Nov 1st, 2013 ]

“The Time of Great Waste is a rather fine song.” - BBC Radio Bristol Introducing (2007)

“If ever there was a lyric that summed up the 20th/21st centuries ... The Time of Great Waste should be a song everyone knows.” - Nomenclature Standard

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THE TIME OF GREAT WASTE - lyrics

So the wreckers are going to Mars
To drive around and suck things up
Trading in green trees and grass
For a hell of red dust
There’s nothing on Mars for us
The Time of Great Waste is upon us

In sealed-up tins they can never leave
They try to bodge a world from scratch
Their skins will wither and bleach
On a bare planet of rust
There’s nothing on Mars for us
The Time of Great Waste is upon us

I’m not tired of living here
It’s great to breathe — free air
I don’t want to live in a bubble
Too blind to mind my own mess

I’m not an empty vacuum
I won’t trade — the trees
For a land without sea
There’s nothing on Mars for me
But a Morlock factory

With the DNA of paradise
Trailing like cigar ash
The Time of Great Waste is upon us

So the wreckers are going to Mars
To drive around and suck things up
Trading in green trees and grass
For a hell of red dust
There’s nothing on Mars for us
The Time of Great Waste is upon us

And it must pass

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released November 1, 2013

Words/music by Pete Gioconda

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Pete Gioconda Brighton, UK

PETE GIOCONDA is a unique, edgy singer, a protest poet with penchant for historical reference. This mix of punk attitude and psychedelic-folk feel teases the audience to take sides ... like a Johnny Rotten (who hasn’t slept in four days) meets Times they are a-changin’-era Dylan and strolls into Cat Power’s bedroom for consolation. ... more

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Track Name: The Time of Great Waste
So the wreckers are going to Mars
To drive around and suck things up
Trading in green trees and grass
For a hell of red dust
There’s nothing on Mars for us
The Time of Great Waste is upon us

In sealed-up tins they can never leave
They try to bodge a world from scratch
Their skins will wither and bleach
On a bare planet of rust
There’s nothing on Mars for us
The Time of Great Waste is upon us

I’m not tired of living here
It’s great to breathe — free air
I don’t want to live in a bubble
Too blind to mind my own mess

I’m not an empty vacuum
I won’t trade — the trees
For a land without sea
There’s nothing on Mars for me
But a Morlock factory

With the DNA of paradise
Trailing like cigar ash
The Time of Great Waste is upon us

So the wreckers are going to Mars
To drive around and suck things up
Trading in green trees and grass
For a hell of red dust
There’s nothing on Mars for us
The Time of Great Waste is upon us
And it must pass

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