Tuesday, March 18, 2014

COLLAPSE pt. 4 - Tract

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


COLLAPSE part 4: Tract
PACIFIC GYRE HOLIDAY

Plastic sirens singing
What are the currents bringing?
A cool and hard petrochemical swirling
The plastic godhead flag unfurling

It's a beautiful day
and I think I'm going to stay
on a Pacific Gyre holiday

Bags and bottles float by
and catch the gleam in your eye
And the whole neuston seems to say

Oooooo…
It is not dying
Life will find a way
the new ecology
on a Pacific Gyre Holiday

Out on Midway Atoll
the plastic caps and baubles
Keep the Albatross bellies full

See those birds can't fly
but they're still going to try
you can watch knowing they're going to die

And an albatross
seems so obvious
a symbol for what we have lost

Oooooo…
It is not dying
Life will find a way
the new ecology
on a Pacific Gyre Holiday

Coral bleached like teeth
Down in the deep green sea,
It’s the remains of you and me
on a Pacific Gyre holiday

© 2014 by Daniel Corral

Wikipedia says:
The Great Pacific garbage patch, also described as the Pacific trash vortex, is a gyre of marine debris particles in the central North Pacific Ocean... The patch is characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of pelagic plastics, chemical sludge and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre.
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