Tuesday, 13 May 2008

The night the world changed

A song inspired by James Lovelock's "The Revenge of Gaia". There must have been a time when CO2 levels reached the tipping point and Gea began her shift to the higher operating temperature described in the book.

VERSE 1
Dm Dsus
The night the world changed
Dm Dsus
It was a warm in mid-July
F
The factories had been working overtime
To meet the rising demand
C
An ever bigger fire
Am
To feed people’s desires

VERSE 2
When the world changed
For her it was no surprise
For too long they’d been burning
The balance had been turning
But the point at which they’d learn
Was past the point of no return

VERSE 3
When the world changed
She did it with a sigh
For all that she’d created
Would have to start again
All because of them
And the ambitions of men

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 4
When the world changed
She knew they’d take it on
Not accept the changes
And try to intervene
Then when they see the cost
Would they realize what they’d lost

VERSE 5
When the world changed
Forever in a day
To bring the balance back
And counter the attack
She wondered if she should
But it was for the greater good

VERSE 6
The night the world changed
She didn’t sleep at all
She wondered if she should wait
Because there was no way to reverse
But things were getting too hot
And man was never gonna stop

OUTRO
Am
The night the world changed
C
Ahhhhhh
Am
The night the world changed
C
Ahhhhhh
Am
The night the world changed
C
Ahhhhhh