way beyond petroleum


way beyond petroleum
where gas is always greener
we sell the sun
to everyone
and take them to the cleaner

where the sky is emerald
and greenback whales are pining
we harness breeze
and search the seas
when hot air needs refining

way beyond petroleum
in a never-never place
our pr dreams
sweet oily schemes
and we’re rich In Any Case

       
       

[August 2000]

From the book Make Mine a Double

“We are not claiming to be anything we are not” - BP spokesman, after ads claiming it was a new company offering global energy solutions. It has also renamed itself “bp”," and called itself “Beyond Petroleum”.