The Bat Rap. Composed by Peter and Altameria Noble for AQOB.
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Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011
Sydney rapper, Peter Noble created the Bat Rap to draw attention to the plight of our Grey headed flying foxes. The rap was filmed in the rehabilitation aviary presented in Bat Wrap Episode 3, with the help of many of the resident flying foxes. Visit the extensive website at www.aqob.com.au for interviews and stories about flying foxes.
You're probably thinkin' Auh' Not another song "Just another track - Oh please save the Amazon "Nah mate we on a serious topic, So open up your ears cos I'm about to drop it. We're out here spittin hardcore facts. In particular the grey-headed flying fox bat Facin' hard times, an epidemic And when they die out we will totally regret it. It's gonna happen if you and me let it. We gotta wake up or we can just forget it. You might be thinkin' "I really just don't get it - what's up with that? - I really don't care about a bat's habitat " Yo mate you need to check yourself - You obviously don't care about nobody else. Beautiful creatures, beautiful features. The Bats apologise for eating - farmers peaches. Chorus You probably don't know and probably don't care Just because you don't see them don't mean they're not there The Flying Fox, the B-A-T The greatest threat that the're facin' is ignorance of you and me.
You see - Truth is I know some people ain't feelin me But so many makin a difference in the bat industry Scientists, don't forget the conservations, Countless volunteers, Government organisations Follow the news and what the bats do, Pollenisation is one of these clues Step up, get up, make a change instead You can talk the talk but faith without works is dead Open your eyes to the beauty of nature-Don't hate cha - I'm just trying t'educate ya (Take a little notice) little notice in beauty of these animals Eatin fruit n' flowers' pollen they're not cannibals Nocturnal, sleepin' through the whole day Like any other creature in nature they got a role to play. Then night comes and these bats truly come alive Mysterious creatures swoopin' through the night sky
I writin' this for those who could care less people just like you to raise awareness in all fairness we don't even think And if we don't act now these bats will be extinct If you got a mate who shoots bats a lot Why don't him a nudge -"Ey mate knock it off" This ain't a song about makin' you cry or a song to make money like half of these guys But truth be told we just makin it known That even these bats really need a home to call their own bat societies are helpin them in Gordan, Much respect I must thank and applaude them Bats are on the endangered list and if we don't act now mate they won't exist We gotta fight the issues that they are facin' If bats are gonna last till the next generation
Peter J. Noble(2011)