HAT TIP to Ricky Egeland on FB -- MUSIC LYRICS AND CLIMATE ISSUESS with DON HENLEY of the EAGLES --
Cli-Country? Don Henley "Praying for Rain"
Why did he write this song?
"This Cass County cut offers a farmer's perspective on changing weather patterns. "I had to be very careful with that song, and I did it deliberately because I live in Texas," Henley told USA Today. "I'm aware of the politics, and I'm aware of all the controversy surrounding climate change. I worked hard on that song so it might reach people who would otherwise not listen to what it has to say. We'll see how that goes.""
"Don Henley is angry about the subject of climate change and was concerned he would come across "getting all preachy," so he decided to approach the song from the viewpoint of a farmer who's not sure what the answers are, but just knew from personal observation that "the weather patterns are not the way they used to be.""
""I wanted to address that subject, which is still a very controversial subject, because there's still a lot of denial in the face of trainloads of science. [Laughs]. Overwhelming science," Henley continued. "A consensus in the world scientific community among scientists who are legitimate and respected. And yet, the seeds of doubt have been sown by certain corporations and their allies in Congress. There have been millions of dollars poured into sowing the seeds of doubt. There's a book about it.""