Wednesday, March 26, 2014

COLLAPSE pt. 11 - Libera Me

Timur and the Dime Museum will premiere my new piece, COLLAPSE, at REDCAT on March 27-29!

Go to the REDCAT website for tickets

For the few days leading up to the premiere, I'll be posting the libretto for COLLAPSE, one song at a time.


COLLAPSE part 11: Libera Me
HEAT, BEAT, AND TREAT

Breath in deep
This CO2
Goes out from me
Out to you

Heat, Beat, and Treat
This is not happening

You don't even know what to say
on tsunamis and earthquakes
drought and floods and Hurricanes
All of these things can be explained

Holocene Maximum!
We're not to blame
for what's to come
(Go back to sleep)

This is not happening
Not in the house of Moloch

Little by little you won’t even notice
The acidic seas and the permafrost warming
We're trying and trying to unlearn this;
but it's graveyard shifts and then up at the earliest mornings

Heat, Beat, and Treat
This is not happening

You don’t even feel the heat.
You keep on and on and on and on...
Until you die right there on your feet

This is not happening
Not in the house of Moloch

So breath in deep
This CO2
Goes out from me
Out to you

© 2014 by Daniel Corral

Wikipedia says:
The politics of global warming are complex due to numerous factors that arise from the global economy's complex interdependence on carbon dioxide emitting hydrocarbon energy sources and because carbon dioxide is directly implicated in global warming - making global warming a non-traditional environmental challenge
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