Biochar Rap

Hacking the Sky and Biochar Rap and Clock is Ticking

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Erich Knight, Musical Inspiration

Clock is Tickin’ (Bio-Char rap funk blues)

Words by: Don Steck, Tracy Rush, Erich Knight

Music by: Tracy Rush, Don Steck, Frank Skavenski

“Time is running out…the clock is tickin‘ ” (4x)
Let’s get it together for the earth takes a lickin’
Waitin’ for the day we can join the great circle
The web of life,…. Become part of the cycle
Time is runnin’ out .. The clock is tickin; (4x)
Let’s get it together for the earth takes a lickin’

The Kayapo Indians, they had to learn
To slash and char, not slash and burn
Put it in poor soils to make ‘em rich
Grew food for centuries without a hitch
They called it terra preta which means black earth
Puts life in the soil like organic birth
Lookin’ for an answer, but it’s not very far
It’s in the black earth called bio-char

“Time is running out… the clock is tickin’”(8x)

Now the char is full of tiny pores
That make carbon cribs for the bugs and spores
The fungal roots form an interstate
That helps all the plants to communicate
This web of life is so complete
That everyone’s got good food to eat
Puttin’ it back from where it came
The answers always been the same

“Time is runnin’ out…the clock is tickin” (8x)
(instrument solo for 8 bars)

We broke the circle with the smokestack lightenin’
And what happens next could be kinda frightenin’
We’re puttin’ too much carbon into the air
It’s makin’ it hotter everywhere
The ice caps are meltin’ and the sea levels risin’
We’re puttin’ too much carbon in the sky’s horizon
We gotta change our ways before it’s too late
Save Mother Earth from this horrible fate

“Time is runnin’ out…and the clock is tickin’”(8x)

Now modern man won’t have to work so hard
We can learn from the past how to fuel our cars
We’ll feed the earth… while we drive
Keepin’ that soil food web alive
The farmers be so happy and so’s the man
Cause the fuels be flowin’ and the carbon’s canned
The people‘ll be so happy near and far
Cause of good cheap food from bio-char

Time is runnin’ out…the clock is tickin’ (8x)
(instrument solo for 8 bars)

Take waste from the cities, organic and such
Waste from the farms…don’t make it mulch
Fire it up in the bio-char grill
Cause listen up people there’s no time to kill
We’ll keep it in the ground not in the air
Bio-chars the answer and it’s been right there
The irony to me I see….
Is that we learned it from our own history

Time is runnin’ out… the clock is tickin(8x)
Let’s get it together, for the earth takes a lickin’
Waitin’ for the day we can join the great circle
The web of life.. become part of the cycle
Time is runnin’ out… the clock is tickin’ (8x)

Sound file here:
http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/6/4/2465941/Clock%20Is%20Ticking.mp3