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Hilarious Must-See Video: The Denial Tango

By Joe Romm

"Hilarious Must-See Video: The Denial Tango"

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It’s written and performed by the awesome Aussie group Men With Day Jobs:

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6 Responses to Hilarious Must-See Video: The Denial Tango

  1. Robert Nagle says:

    I never realized until listening to this fantastic song how badly the climate change movement needed a theme song/fight song. This is definitely it.

  2. It’s actually a good song too. Wish a big band would take it up and do a re-mix with a professional clip. What a way to reach a lot of folk with irony and humour.

  3. John Mason says:

    Nice find, Joe. Nearly had a coffee-over-keyboard moment!

  4. anne says:

    Well — I am thinking that the Center for American Progress needs to raise money to buy Men with Day Jobs airline tickets to DC and to hire them to perform this for all of our favorite deniers on Capitol Hill, to stroll the hallways and “Occupy” Senate and House offices, wandering minstrels as it were, and sing this song! Over and over and over and over and over again. What a fabulous group of guys, the lyrics are ingenious. So glad you found this and shared it!

    • Thanks Anne and everyone for your generous comments. It’s a delight to be able to give people a good laugh and make a bit of a point at the same time. We’d love to perform Denial Tango in the US if anyone can afford those plane tickets! Cheers…

  5. A Siegel says:

    The lyrics
    “Denial Tango”, by Men with Day Jobs

    You say the planet’s warming, but I’m convinced it’s not
    Last Tuesday it was rather cool, today it’s not so hot
    And if it’s getting hotter, I’m sure it’s not by much
    Prob’ly due to sunspots, volcanoes or some such
    Or maybe it’s the Chinese, that make more smoke than us
    I know there’s many more of them, so let them catch the bus
    One thing I am sure of, no need to make a fuss
    Fire up those smokey chimneys and sing

    Denial … I’m in denial
    Don’t talk to me of independent studies or scientific trial
    I’m in denial … deep in denial
    And as the waters rise around me I’ll just hold my breath and say
    It isn’t so

    I call myself a skeptic, And I believe it’s so
    I’m skeptical of anything, I just don’t wanna know
    Don’t give me CSIRO or IPCC
    I want some wacky viscount with an architect’s degree
    He says it’ was much hotter X million years ago
    I know that killed a lot of dinosaurs but they were rather slow
    It’s just a lot of scientists that think they’re in the know
    But I know I know better, let’s sing:

    Denial … I’m in denial
    When I see those eco-nazis, I raise my arm and shout Sieg Heil
    I’m in denial … deep in denial
    And as the waters rise around me I’ll just hold my breath and say
    It isn’t so

    Those fires are not raging, No floods deluge the land
    Those hurricanes and tornadoes are just flashes in the pan
    The animals are doing fine, No species dying out
    And half the bloody climate isn’t choking in drought
    The ice is not receding, from either polar cap
    I’d go with Tony Abbott, It’s just a load of crap
    This round-the-world disaster is an evil greedy trap
    ‘Cause everybody knows the world is flat

    Denial … I’m in denial
    Don’t talk to me of independent studies or scientific trial
    I’m in denial … deep in denial
    And as the waters rise around me I’ll just hold my breath and say
    It isn’t so … oh no

    As the waters rise around me I’ll just hold my breath and say
    It isn’t so … oh no

    Don’t wanna know
    As the waters rise around me I’ll just hold my breath and say… glug glug glug