Friday, October 8, 2010

More Music...On The Beach

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.


  1. Joe--Since you have the aforementioned attitude about the future, why not feature yourself in a video dancing to your tunes too?

    Betty does not like it when Joe speaks of not blogging in the future....

  2. Your passion is music. I think you have talent...and I think your lyrics are thought provoking. And I am with must post cause I would miss you.

  3. Well I have no sound at this time...(stupid speakers are broken.) I'm sure that you are just saying you aren't going to blog in the future for effect right???????????

  4. This one does make me think Joe, I agree you have a talent my friend and look forward to you deciding to post more regularly than you are thinking.

    Good Job my Friend.

  5. i love these sorts of posts.
    they're wonderful.

  6. Thank you all...Betty, I don't dance...I am so sorry to disappoint you!!

  7. I sure hope you dont go anywhere. I look forward to hearing from you everyday. Your such an awesome guy!

    As for the song. I too am one of those ppl affected by the lyrics of songs.

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  8. Say it ain't so Joe!
    I hope you don't let it totally go!
    I'll miss you buddy...