Oils Burn Again
Australia’s most iconic band Midnight Oil has once again stepped up to frontline to support the world’s fight against climate change.
Their controversial ’80’s hit ‘Bed’s Are Burning’ has been chosen as the theme song for the ’Tck Tck Tck’ climate justice campaign.
Originally penned in 1987, the track was a protest song about giving native Australian lands back to its indigenousness community.
The lyrics “How can we dance when our earth is turning, How do we sleep while our beds are burning” are famous the world around and have been used as anthems to numerous political causes since its release.
Although the Oil’s disbanded in 2002, its member’s have continued to fight for the rights of indigenous communities and climate change. Frontman (and federal Environment Minister for the APL) Peter Garrett, Drummer Rob Hirst and Guitarist Jim Moginie have reworked the lyrics to the song for the celeb-filled global campaign.
But fear not Midnight fans, the changes are few. The lyrics that reference Australia's Western Desert, Holden wrecks and cockatoos have been replaced by ones about an overheated global village that stretches from Beijing to Timbuktu.
The Oil’s lyric’s may be leading the musical fight, but artist including; Lily Allen, Youssou N’Dour, Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran, Fergie and Bob Geldof have already signed-on to lend a voice to an issue that needs supporting now more than ever.
With star power like this, the campaign is sure to get maximum exposure around the world.
To Joint the fight head to tcktcktck.org/.