BUCKCHERRY Helps Victims Of Oil Spill Catastrophe; Releases 'Our World' Video

Last week rockers BUCKCHERRY announced that a new version of the track "Our World", from their forthcoming album "All Night Long", would be made available for purchase as an iTunes exclusive with all of the band proceeds from the sales to aid victims of the oil spill — both human and animal.

The band is proud to announce that with the help of Natural Resources Defense Council's Gulf Coast Recovery Fund, all proceeds will go directly to Gulf Coast non-profit groups working on the frontlines to help people, wildlife and fragile ecosystems recover from the disaster.

The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.3 million members worldwide.

BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd commented, "The song touches upon environmental crises that plague the world every day. A few weeks after writing and recording the song, the oil spill occurred. We recently went back into the studio to re-write the lyrics based on what was happening in the Gulf. We released this version exclusively on iTunes and are donating the proceeds to NRDC to help aid those affected by this disaster."

Since the spill occurred, NRDC has been at the forefront of efforts to ensure this type of catastrophe never happens again. NRDC has had a rapid-fire response team on the ground in the Gulf documenting the environmental impacts of the oil spill and advocating for local communities. NRDC attorneys and scientists are working to hold BP accountable for the damage it is causing. The organization is also working to make sure the Obama Administration and Congress is doing everything possible to create touch new safeguards that will defend our coastal waters from more disasters and rein in damaging practices by the oil industry.

"Our World" was originally written as an anthemic cry out to help right the social, environmental, economic and other wrongs of this world. The band reworked the lyrics to represent their commitment to expose the BP disaster and to bring awareness and support to the crisis and its victims. The track was rewritten and recorded for this unique and unfortunate situation.

In order to further illustrate the magnitude of the situation, BUCKCHERRY has posted a powerful new video for the song, which documents the timeline and terrifying facts about the disaster. Watch it below.

"Our World" lyrics:

Lately I've been thinking
About how we live our lives
There are too many conflicts
'Cause no one sees eye to eye

And now the world is changing
We got pollutants in the sea
We keep on fighting for oil and killing in the Middle East

(Chorus)

This is our world
To make it last
We have to not repeat the past
Just step outside
When will we learn
The destruction of our world. Our world

If all we have is one life
And you're never coming back again
Would you look at what we've done as a beginning Or an end

When I feel the sunlight
I wonder how much my world can take
We must do something now with so many lives at stake

(Chorus)

This is our world
We must give back
Instead of killing what we have
So look inside and spread the word
If you want to save our world

I'm standing up
I've had enough
I'm sick and tired of just waiting
Our world corrupt,
So out of touch,
Our world how do I save her
How do I save her?
How do I save her?
How do I save her?

(Chorus)

This is our world
We must give back
Instead of killing what we have
So look inside and spread the word
If you want to save our world

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