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Becks Protest songs - destroying rural areas? (62* d) Protest songs - destroying rural areas? 03 Feb 09

I am trying to find protest songs about the destruction of rural areas.

They are building a Retirement Village between our village and the next one, on a hidious scale - bigger than the two villages put together. We are a very small, beautiful village within North Yorkshire and we are a Green Belt area. It contravines practically all planning guidlines, but unfortuanelty it looks like there are higher forces involved.

Within the new village they are going to be shops, a pub, post office, doctors, community halls, in excess of 250 parking spaces and 250 homes (plus much more that I cant remember).
I know Retirement solutions are required and I support the idea in principle but it is totally the wrong place for it, we are rural as it gets, it will destroy the rural community that we have, we already have a village pub in our village and one in the next. We all know too well how pubs are disappearing and folk clubs with them.
There is so many other reasons that it is wrong but I am not going to list them all, but you get the idea.

We are playing with idea of holding a fundraiser in the form of our Buskers nights that we hold in our pub. So I am looking for suitable material.
I have and am working on a version of Big Yellow Taxi (possible with new words more suitable to our cause).

If anyone else has any song ideas that would be suitable to the cause, it would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry for long post but I though a little background may help suggestions..


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