From the album Tree Goats of Morocco

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A jiggling, jig of death for your listening pleasure and political activity.

Fiddle: Billy Curtis
Vocal and piano: Marilyn Rucker
Soprano Sax: Lisa Rucker
Bass: Gary Feist
Drums: Masumi Jones

Lyrics

Nero Fiddles While Rome Burns (A jig that is up)

Nero Fiddles While Rome Burns
Nero fiddles while Rome burns
Apparently we’re unable to learn
So Nero fiddles while Rome burns.

Nero didn’t actually have a fiddle
When Rome was trapped in a raging fire
But he and his fathers had done too little
They could have fixed Rome so this never transpired

But Nero fiddles while Rome burns
Nero fiddles while Rome burns
Apparently we’re unable to learn
So Nero fiddles while Rome burns

The Earth’s getting warmer but we don’t care
And the atmosphere’s broken beyond repair
And we could have prevented this deadly goof
If we’d listened to science or logic or proof

But Nero fiddles while Rome burns
Nero fiddles while Rome burns
Apparently we’re unable to learn
So Nero fiddles while Rome burns

We bellow and bicker and dicker and dis
And our knickers are constantly caught in a twist
Cause we’ve not done half what we need to do
We prefer a debacle to tackling the truth.

So Nero fiddles while Rome burns
Nero fiddles while Rome burns
Apparently we’re unable to learn
So Nero fiddles while Rome burns

We dither and wither and quaver and quiver
We vascilate, hesitate, topsy turn
We fluster and bother and twitter and stew
But our future’s ours to spurn!

And we all fiddle while Earth burns!
We all fiddle while Earth burns!
Apparently we’re unable to learn.
So we all fiddle while Earth burns.
So we all fiddle while Earth burns.
So we all fiddle while Earth burns.