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The UNFCCC Newsroom presents a new entry as part of the series of Climate Songs for Paris COP 21. The song "We all own the sky" was submitted by Enda Reilly

Listen to We all own the sky

 

Dublin singer-songwriter Enda Reilly writes and sings in both Irish and English. He plays acoustic guitar with varied styles and sings his modern folk songs with a full resonant voice. His songs can be heard on national radio regularly and he has had appearances on TG4, BBC2 Northern Ireland and the Franco-German TV network ARTE’s Metropolis show.

Enda said :

The idea for We All Own The Sky came as I was going to perform my Climate Change Songs in India in January 2014, considering what we all have in common. I think it also goes back to a chapter of a Feasta book (Sharing For Survival) regarding "The Commons";

Within his Climate Change Songs Workshops initiative, he brings fun songs and environmental issues into schools and other groups, through both the Irish and English languages.

There are certain things we hold in common and that we should all take care of them together. And then the question of if have we left it too late to be able to save the earth or not also arises in this song along with a personal apology to the Earth for my own carbon footprint.

We all own the sky- Song Text

We all own the Sky
Blue in the day and Black in the Night

We all own the Wind
That blows around the World again

What Have we done to her?
Changing her behaviour.

What can we do for her?
Can we even save her?

We all own the Seas
Americans and Cantonese
We all own the Seas
Indians and japanese

We all own the Wind
That blows around the World again
We all own the Wind
European African

Forgive Me Mother Earth

What Have we done to her?
Changing her behaviour.
What can we do for her?
Can we even save her?

Forgive Me Mother Earth 

 

Send us your Climate Song for Paris COP21

Are you an amateur or professional singer, and do you care deeply about climate change? Then be part of the global movement in support of a meanginful new universal climate change agreement to be concluded in Paris in December (COP 21/CMP 11). Send us your climate songs to newsroom@unfccc.int so we can spread the word in the run-up to the meeting.

The song would need to be already posted online in a sharable format so that we can link to it (as a sound file or video or embedded on a website) and we would ask for a short paragraph about how it was made and what the song means for you.

Photo Credit :  Royce Bair (Flickr)

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