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The best songs about sustainability

8 songs about sustainability & environmental protection that will motivate you

Are you looking for inspiring and motivating Songs about sustainability? Then you've come to the right place! Let's be honest: everyone sometimes has the feeling that their own everyday actions are just a drop in the ocean. Music can motivate and inspire you in no time at all - whether it's songs about environmental protection, crimes against animals or the ignorance of politics. That's why I'd like to give you a few songs here that deal with the topic of sustainability in a variety of ways.

As we all know, tastes differ - and that also applies to music, of course. Whether rap, pop, German or English - there should be something for everyone among these environmental protection songs. Have fun!

Notice: Feel free to write a comment if you have any other songs about sustainability that should not be missing here.

Mountains - 10,000 tears

The band Mountains has with 10,000 tears celebrated a real viral success. Simply because they sum up the opinions of millions of people in their song. Above all, they refer to the fact that politicians only act in their own interests and not in the interests of the environment. Or that they don't act at all, but watch the world go to ruin.

Text passage:

Since you know that we are silent
and bow to the facts
you consider us the easiest way
to feel a little stronger
and rule nature
in your narrow and humble world
we watch you helplessly

Stop it at last, because otherwise we will perish
every moment hurts infinitely
and even if the world weeps 10,000 tears
you don't care, you don't want to see it and let it happen

Kontra K - Eyes closed

I actually listen to the motivational songs by Contra K rather during sports sessions, but in Eyes closed he also refers to political decision-makers, among others, Animal testing, the species extinction or the Plastic waste in the environment. He points out that we should always go through life with our eyes open and not take everything for granted.

Text passage:

A bird dead in front of the window
A poor dog with three legs (everything will be fine)
The expensive Benz has 'n flat tire
Your new boss a quirk
His wife has another, but you get the clap (everything will be fine)

Grandpas collecting deposit bottles
The seas full of the plastic
And rats climb out of your toilet (everything will be fine)
Soldiers fire on command into the peaceful crowd
And we simply test drugs on monkeys
We kill entire races
And politicians take selfies on slain elephants
Believe them everything will be fine

Also with eyes closed
Shit still remains shit
Unfortunately, air and love feed no one
Also with eyes closed
Are we still driving at full throttle against the wall
But the impact remains the same

Sido feat. Johannes Oerding - Pyramids

This song by Sido and Johannes Oerding is a song about sustainability because it's about refocusing on the things that are human and, above all, eternal. A cool song that will hopefully open many eyes.

Text passage:

We all want to make a big impact to leave something behind
But because we are greedy, we create only computers and weapons
We buy expensive clothes instead of just shoes that fit
We toast to freedom, but we have blood in our cups
Unfortunately, we don't care about what jeopardizes our future
And the future of the earth? That's okay, it's just our heritage
Because everything bad is so close and everything good is so far away
Let's go and find a refuge with a flight to the stars

We have to bite the bullet, tear down and rebuild
So that we see, it still goes further, away from the blinkers
Let's create something big, even if you can't see it
Something that stays forever (stays forever), forever and ever

We just have to believe in it
We take the shards and the sparks that are left to us
Because we can build something from it
Which is even more impressive than these pyramids
Maybe you will find a little light
In all the rubble that lies scattered at your feet
We can build something from this
That outlasts us all like the pyramids

Michael Jackson - Earth Song

The Earth Song by Michael Jackson is certainly one of the world's best-known songs about sustainability. In his song, the King of Pop refers, among other things, to the Deforestation of the foreststhe destruction of the oceans, wars and bloodshed. He appeals to everyone to stop and realize how badly the earth is doing.

Text passage:

What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things that you said
We were to gain
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said were yours and mine

Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we've shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, these weeping shores

Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise

Phil Collins is simply one of the greatest musicians of our time. Another Day In Paradise is primarily intended to shake up the people who are doing well. Among other things, the song is about homelessness and helplessness on the one hand and respect and helpfulness on the other. In my opinion, these values also go hand in hand with sustainability.

Text passage:

She calls out to the man on the street
'Sir, can you help me?
It's cold and I've nowhere to sleep,
Is there somewhere you can tell me?

He walks on, doesn't look back
He pretends he can't hear her
Starts to whistle as he crosses the street
Seems embarrassed to be there

Oh think twice, it's another day for you and me in paradise
Oh think twice, 'cause it's just another day for you,
You and me in paradise, think about it

Flaeks & Flo Hillen - 1 Billion

This song about sustainability refers primarily to the renunciation of meat and our consumer behavior in general. Flaeks and Flo Hillen are specifically addressing the fact that we are aware of grievances in our society, but are not taking the next step to solve them. You can also find out more in the article Become a vegetarian and Connection between nutrition and the climate.

Text passage:

While children starve
Although we perceive it
But just do not wonder anymore
Killing goes against all our ideals
But storm into the McDonalds branch in a frenzy
I hear them screaming and dying en masse
How to dazzle us with posters and laughing animals

We earn what we do
The beginning of the end always our consumption
And we are all to blame for the suffering
Even if we do not cut the throat ourselves

You alone are able to
To decide how far we go
Do you know a billion
But the rest of the world stops
See the end of their days
The rest of the world stops
Even for a billion
But time is slowly running out

Prophets of Rage - Unf**k The World

This song is a little harder, but of course also refers to similar topics in the area of sustainability. Prophets of Rage speak above all about racism, hatred, poverty and demand that we all stand up for the real values in our society.

Text passage:

No hatred
Fuck racists
Blank faces
Time's changin
One nation
The vibration
Unf**k the world!

Poverty hit home like a war zone
Check America's pulse, heard a death tone
Division hitting like a bullet to precision
Kill the dream, kill the vision, now listen
What the fuck are you waiting for?
Stand up and rise like the tide
And move your ass with the quickness
You may live on the hit list

Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror

In this world-famous song about sustainability sings Michael Jackson above all about changing yourself in a positive way. On the one hand, by opening your eyes to problems such as Famine or poverty and, secondly, by questioning your own behavior and doing the right thing.

Text passage:

As I, turn up the collar on
My favorite winter coat
This wind is blowing my mind
I see the kids in the streets,
With not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind?
Pretending not to see their needs

A summer disregard, a broken bottle top
And a one man soul
They follow each other on the wind ya' know
'Cause they got nowhere to go
That's why I want you to know

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
(If you want to make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
(Take a look at yourself, and then make a change)
(Na na na, na na, na nah)

The best songs about sustainability

Sometimes, just one song is enough to turn the focus fully back to sustainable behavior. It doesn't matter whether the musician or the band is dealing with Environmental issues or their solutions.

Was there a cool song for you? Do you have any other songs that I should add to the list? Then please leave a comment below this post.

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: You already know a few songs about environmental protection and sustainability. Are you still missing a few documentaries and books? Then take a look at the articles Books about sustainability and Documentaries about sustainability in. Have fun!

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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