Saturday, March 22, 2014

COLLAPSE pt. 6 - Credo

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 6: Credo
COBALT BLUES

Relax
we're only fracturing this stone
the aquifer's water's turned
to poison on its own

Be in good health
we're only poisoning the well
Luxuriate
in the perfumed chemical smell

Cobalt blues
On the phone to you
Congo calling
How do you do?

Tonight
The coal we found inside
The mountaintops
That we’ve blown off
Will fuel your firelight

So behave
And keep digging that grave
Without me
You wouldn’t even
Have a soul to save

Cobalt blues
On the phone to you
Congo calling
Still trying to get through

Cobalt blues
On the phone to you
Congo calling
How do you do?

© 2014 by Daniel Corral

Wikipedia says:
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is immensely rich in natural resources. However, mining activities have been closely linked to serious problems in the DRC. DR Congo is estimated to have $24 trillion worth of untapped deposits of raw mineral ores, including the world’s largest reserves of cobalt...
and
Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing includes the potential contamination of ground water, risks to air quality, noise pollution, the potential migration of gases and hydraulic fracturing chemicals to the surface, the potential mishandling of waste, and the health effects of these, like cancer.

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