Saturday, March 22, 2014

COLLAPSE pt. 7 - Offertory

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 7: Offertory
LEVIATHAN IN EXCELSIS

All praise be the combustion engine
This is the blood of the body given
To keep the midnight oil burning
All through the night

So don't swim in the greasy ocean
Just pledge allegiance to the corporations
keeping independent trucking in motion
All through the night

All praise be the combustion engine
This is the blood of the body given
To keep the midnight oil burning
All through the night

Now the oil's in the wetland shallows
My heart's turned to a frozen hollow
As we watch the smoke rise in billows
and drown out the light

you see the signs
in the storming oceans
and so you keep your love light
burning through the night

what can you do
but keep the motor running
to cut the silence of the wild world

You see them close in for the kill
You feel the failure of your force of will
The maw of Moloch gaping still
You hear the engines running all through the night

© 2014 by Daniel Corral

Wikipedia says:
Consumption of fossil fuel resources leads to global warming and climate change. In most parts of the world little change is being made to slow these changes. If the peak oil theory proves true, and more explorations of viable alternative energy sources are made, our impact could be less hostile to our environment.
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