Woman and the World

A ditty about global greed, global warming and Gaia as seen from the Newsrooms when the ordure hits whats left of her air conditioning – see video below:


Weather Station Alpha Controller to staff:

   “Put your hat on your hat-stand

     And your head in the clouds

     Put your war in your wardrobe

     And pick out a shroud

     Keep your eyes on the dial

     ‘cause we’re switching to overload

         switching to overload 

      … it will never be over…”

 

Weatherman in the field:  

    “She’s more than just a grain of sand

      Blowing on a Kalahari breeze

      Just one flap of her butterfly wings

      Will bring down the mountains and the trees!”

 

VIP Guest in the Studio:

     “But what of Man? –

       Who wants to own

       The Woman and the World

       The Woman and the World!”

 

Meteorological Expert in the Studio:

      “Today’s the day

           there’ll be hell to pay like when:”

 

Guest and Expert together:

       “The whole world cried

         When Joplin died

         Leaving nothing behind her

         But the empty road.”

 

Weather Station Alpha Controller on the phone link:

       “Keep your eyes on the dial

       ‘cause we’re switching to overload…

 

Weatherman in the field:  

    “She’s more than just a raging storm

      Tearing through the Oklahoman skies

      Just one flash of her lightning smile

      Will bring down your city and your lies!”

 

VIP Guest in the Studio (desperate now):  

     “But what of Man? –

       Who wants to hold

       The Woman and the World

       The Woman and the World!”

 

Meteorological Expert in the Studio:   

      “When McMurdo burns

        He will never learn like when:”

 

Guest and Expert together:

       “The whole world sighed

         When Joplin died

         Leaving nothing behind them

         But the broken road.”

 

Weather Station Alpha Controller on the phone link: 

       “Keep your eyes on the dial

       ‘cause we’re switching to overload…

 

Weatherman in the field with an F5 tornado in the background:  

    “She’s more than just a speck of ash

      Floating on the Filipino seas

      Just one turn of her Greenhouse Screw

      And our polar oceans no longer freeze!”

 

VIP Guest in the Studio (with her head in her hands):

     “But what of Man? –

       Who wants to burn

       The Woman and the World

       The Woman and the World!”

 

Meteorological Expert in the Studio:  

      “He forgets to say

        There’s a price to pay like when:”

 

Guest and Expert together (staring at the CCTV screens):

       “The whole world denies

         That music dies

        Leaving nothing behind us                                                  

        But the silent road.”

 

Weather Station Alpha Controller to an empty station –

his staff having fled all the approaching F5 tornados:  

       “Keep your eyes on the dial

        ‘cause we’re switching to overload

           switching to overload

        … it’ll never be over…”


(c) 2016 music, words, instruments and vocals by Paul D E Mitchell

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© mitch 2020
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Ionicus

I can appreciate the sentiments, Mitch, but not being a musical man I cannot make a sensible comment about the quality of the song. Is there an audio of the vocals and instruments? It would help one to assess the interpretation.
Best, Luigi

TheRecluse

Ditto Luigi, Mitch. May not be though meant as a song to music, being a free-flowing ditty? presumably would also be hard to include the separate headings in a song text? But, for me a very accomplished write, with interesting, mind-boggling content that also structured in novel style. An experiment, but an interesting one with a important message. Refreshing read.
Goth

Jay12

I think this is just superb.

Stormwolf

“We’re switching to over-load” omg we sure are! In every possible way Mitch.
I really appreciated the unique layout and different voices. You are a very creative man and no mistake (as Sunks used to say )
Alison x

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