8 Minutes of Sun

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"8 Minutes of Sun" was written in honour of British Columbia’s Defend Our Coast national day of action that took place on October 22, 2012 as a protest against proposed tanker traffic that would ship unrefined bitumen transported to the west coast via pipelines through pristine wilderness to Asian markets. The song questions the viability of billion dollar Big Oil subsidies, instead of sustainable solar power. It takes 8 minutes for sunlight to travel to earth, with enough energy hitting the earth’s surface in less than 1 hour to power the entire energy needs of the globe for one year. The solar power industry is a growth industry employing more Canadians than the shrinking, antiquated oil industry.


The seasons don't feel like seasons to me
And I think we all know that oil & coal have taken their toll
So come on, Steve, why not sustainability?
You could be a hero, not another Nero

Did you know that the world
It can be run on 8 minutes of sun?

Your reason, it sounds like treason to me
And I think we all know that your the one who stole the show
So, come one, Steve, what's wrong with solar subsidy?
You could be a leader, not a public deceiver
Like you've been up to now

Did you know that the world
It can be run on 8 minutes of sun?

Don't you know what I'm talking about?
I think you do without a doubt
But your not listening, man
Because you've got your Economic Action Plan™

Remove the muzzle
We can solve the puzzle
Remove the muzzle


from Public Service Announcement, track released October 22, 2012



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