Penelope's Thrill

Penelope's Thrill

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Rock - Alternative | Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Story Behind the Song

I am not a pessimist. People would probably say I have a sunny disposition. And yet it would be foolish to deny the dire and unprecedented times in which we now live. As our world and human civilization teeters on the brink, with politicians and corporate plutocrats thwarting any meaningful corrective actions that so many of us support, what are we to do? With global warming, rising seas, exponentially increasing numbers of climate refugees, destabilized governments, mass extinctions, environmental destruction, and an exploding human population, we are nearing a grim apotheosis. It may not come in our lifetimes, but we are inexorably sliding into an abyss of our own making. Recorded this track in Logic Pro, using hardware tube preamps, compressors, etc. Guitars used: Gretsch 5622T, 1978 Guild S-60, and a Fender (Squier) Jaguar SS bass.

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Lyrics

Suicide Planet
Words & Music by Timothy Walsh

CHORUS:
World's changing all around,
we're suicides with our planet now.
Poisoning the ocean and poisoning the land,
we're poisoning ourselves don't you understand?

Species dying everyday--we're numb to extinction,
numb to our ways.
Approaching midnight, the hands are at twelve,
we're numb to creation, we're numb to ourselves.

CHORUS: World's changing all around, etc.

Oceans rising, sickness abounds,
we're staring at screens we hold in our hands.
Cheering profits--the market's on a roll
while forests are felled and deserts expand.

Plastics fouling our rivers now,
fouling all creatures, fouling our blood.
Chemicals leaching everywhere,
we're toxic now in our toxic cloud.

CHORUS: World's changing all around, etc.

Now I say it--one, two, three--
we're gone before you know it,
gone before we'll see.
The moon's our witness the forests lament
we're sliding into hell though we were heaven sent.

CHORUS: World's changing all around, etc.

Song Length
4:54
Genres
Unique - General, Rock - Alternative


Lyric Credits Timothy Walsh
Music Credits Timothy Walsh
Producer Credits Timothy Walsh
Performance Credits Timothy Walsh