Somewhere on the edge of time
You hear a plaintive song
Remembering a way of life
That seemed to go on and on and on
What can we offer them now
In a world that has turned from grace
The jungle is burning so fast
The smoke can be seen from space

I walk along these smokey city streets
Within these jungle walls its so hard to breathe
I heard the news and its been eating at me
Theyre tearing down the last of the amazon trees

The poor have need of the land, they say
But the soil is thin and ends up blowin away
What about a million years of history
And the creatures who inhabit this great mystery

Weve got to buy back the amazon
Weve got to give the earth a chance to carry on
If its money they need lets give them all that they want
Weve got to buy back the amazon
Buy back the amazon

We carry on and keep it all inside
But the time will come when therell be nowhere to hide
With all were spending on our wars in space
Why cant we save the mother of the human race

Weve got to buy back the amazon
Weve got to give the earth a chance to carry on
If its money they need lets give them all that they want
Weve got to buy back the amazon
Buy back the amazon

Buy back the amazon
Save it now so we can pass it on
Wake up! our futures almost gone
Weve got to buy back the amazon
Weve got to give the earth a chance to carry on
Make no mistake, when its gone its gone...