I figure, what the heck...
1. I'm gonna be out of touch all weekend
2. Probably not going be blogging regularly in the future anyway!
3. So I got nothin' to lose by posting something really bad...
Unless you have an open mind, lots of tolerance for a fairly
dis-jointed and badly-mixed tune, and LOTS of time on your hands,
don't even bother listening to this one.
It is based on a book of the same title by Nevil Shute, a tale
about an American sailor who happens to be in Australia when a
global nuclear holocaust is launched.
I am doing everything in this song, hence the bad timing in many
I include the standard disclaimer:
Not professionally recorded, and it might sound better if
you listened with headphones.
The Link and the lyrics appear below:
On The Beach
I would have thought the time was past now
Seeing how this world has turned out
But don't let your guard down for a moment
Nuclear is still here, and so is greed
I wouldn't say that way down South is safe
Far away from mighty nations North
So says Nevil in his glass submarine
He found that being last is not alive
Some will race their motor cars
And some will drink their wine
And some will buy a diamond and a toy
For a family they know is no longer alive
The last American can stay true
To his family in a past far from reach
And miss them so, he waits in vain
On the beach
And Nevil told a story that opened my heart
And when his tale ended, tears flooded my eyes
About people tending gardens
They knew they would never see
And taking care of babies
They knew would never talk
And so they were the last to die
And too, too late to teach
Everything came to an end
On the beach
Peace be with you.