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Earth Day Quotes: Cry Out

One of many Earth Day quotes, the following is from “Cry Out” (Marching Song of the Protesters) by L. Ron Hubbard, featured on his album, Mission Earth.

“This planet once was so alive
And nature bloomed in every spot
The time to save the earth is now
’Cause it’s the only home we’ve got”

Adopted as the rallying cry for environmental groups the world over, “Cry Out” became the anthem of the 20th anniversary of Earth Day International, with proceeds from the single going to the United Nations environmental cause.

As a theme running through the entire ten volumes of Mission Earth, L. Ron Hubbard intended to raise environmental pollution awareness. “Cry Out” stands as his lyrical call to arms.

And as we celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, the message is as relevant today as it was in the early 1980s when it was written. Below are the lyrics in full.

“Cry Out”

Marching Song of the Protesters

Once it was a very nice planet
A home for those of us who care
But there are fools in high places
Who foul the sea and air
They dump the land with toxic waste
They spill the sea with oil
They poison plant and animal
And irradiate the air and soil

We’ve got to, Cry out, Protest
Object, Be heard
Day in, day out
This fight must never rest
It’s time to save the world
Cry out, Protest
Object, Be heard
Let’s raise a shout
Make this our common quest
To build a better world

And that’s not the worst,
The deadly burst of radiation fission looms
Threatening to send the lot of us
To our collective dooms
To hell with those whose carelessness
In pollution is expressed
To hell with force politics
Where victory is only death


This planet once was so alive
And nature bloomed in every spot
The time to save the earth is now
’Cause it’s the only home we’ve got


For more information on environmental cleanup projects in the maybe-not-so-fictional Mission Earth series, go to Ancient Environmental Cleanup Project Hidden in Plain Sight Fiction vs Fact.

P.S. Should you wish for organic cookies to signify the protest against planetary pollution and destruction, or should you be looking for Earth Day recipes, download a free recipe here for original and unique “Cry Out” Cookies.

Cry Out Cookies

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