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Good Cop Bad Cop by East End Friend

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 and as the Glasgow Conference, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It is scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, between 31 October and 12 November 2021, under the co-presidency of the United Kingdom and Italy.

Scottish band, ‘East End Friend’ (Robert Quigley & Alan Cameron) have composed a song called ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ which references the global conference in Glasgow and highlights issues of climate change which delegates from across the world are tasked in addressing.

The song is made freely available to all schools for young people to listen to and sing along to. Additionally, a backing track is provided for young people who wish to perform the song without the recorded vocal line or who would like to create their own version by writing new words for the song. Schools may wish to create new verses and a new bridge section while retaining the ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ chorus, however students may make any new arrangement of the song that they choose.

‘East End Friend’ grant permission to educational establishments in the UK to freely use the song for educational, non-commercial, purposes. The song is available on all major streaming platforms, however schools can freely access the song for educational purposes using the links below.

Lyrics:

I heard it on the radio
Saw it on the One Show
When everyone came to Glasgow
So now the mercury is rising
There’s no disguising
Feelings are starting to grow

It’s a one stop shop
At the good cop, bad cop
Let’s all talk
Before time runs out
Don’t sleepwalk
At the good cop, bad cop
The future is now

Islands are disappearing
Deep down in the ocean
When everyone came to Glasgow
And still the clock is ticking fast
You know it can’t last
Need to win hearts and minds

It’s a one stop shop
At the good cop, bad cop
Let’s all talk
Before time runs out
Don’t sleepwalk
At the good cop, bad cop
The future is now

Taking some action
Gaining some traction
Showing no fear
Dancing on thin ice
Not that we think twice
We gotta be clear

It’s a one stop shop
At the good cop, bad cop
Let’s all talk
Before time runs out
Don’t sleepwalk
At the good cop, bad cop
The future is now

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Download the song and backing track using the links below.

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