(Don’t Want Your) Nuclear Umbrella

This adaptation of Rihanna’s pop hit “Umbrella” challenges nations to reject the US “nuclear umbrella” and negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Please support our work to eliminate the worst weapons of mass destruction by making a donation:




 

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+ Lyrics

(Don’t Want Your) Nuclear Umbrella

You love the Bomb
You say it’s protection
Feels more like a bull’s-eye
Attracting your enemies
We don’t want no part
In weapons that mass destruct
There is no excuse
Time to disarm your nukes
 
[Chorus]
 
Let’s ban nuclear bombs together
Cold war just can’t last forever
You said that peace is your friend
So bring this stand-off to an end
Now we’re determined more than ever
Let’s ban nuclear bombs forever
Don’t want your nuclear umbrella
Don’t want your nuclear umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Umbrella of terror
(Error error eh eh eh)
Nuclear umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Umbrella of terror
(Error error eh eh eh)
 
Nuclear weasel states
Your time has come to take
A stand for history
And for humanity
These fancy bombs
Will never right the wrongs
Or make us safe from harm
Stand up and disarm
 
[Chorus repeated]
 
Won’t be long until we find security nirvana
Time to start negotiating a treaty
Or will you let the bombs fall?
Which side of history are you on?
 
[Chorus repeated]
 

+ Credits

Camera
Jessie Boylan
Takeshi Kondo
 
Performers
Josh Wright
Lydia Natsis
Jono Wilko
Alice Blackwood
Tim Wright
Ania Anderst
Gem Romuld
Tatsuya Tomizawa
Jasmine Pilbrow
Jessica Lawson
Colin Grimaud
 
Vocals
Gem Romuld
Alice Blackwood
Emily Connors
 
Sound
Heath Mackaay
 
Editing
Gem Romuld
Tim Wright
Jessie Boylan

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