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Fire All Around

03:49
Nocturnal Sunshine
2011
Nocturnal Sunshine

Story

Fire All Around:   If you ever had a feeling of desperation or been in a situation of danger way beyond your control you can relate to this Track( 4),  It captures those feelings in a fictional tale of a boy living during a real life disaster:   The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in PompeiiItaly in the year 79 AD.  16,000 people died during the eruption which packed 100,000 times the thermal energy of an atomic bomb.  

"The ground is shaking, can't keep it still, don't know what is happening, I don't think I will, a plume of  darkened cloud hangs high above our heads. high above the mountain that we know so well, oh ash falls from the sky, "   "Running from the heat, it's all around me, (I) see the same feelings in other people as they flee.  Fire All Around can't be right."  A plaintive guitar solo expresses the anguish and chaos of the moment.  "The ground is shaking ...we're all gonna die and they don't even care.  Ash falls down, fill my lungs, I can't breathe...In my time I can see no light" The track ends abruptly as did the boys life and that of his whole city.  There is a striking similarity to those who suffered and died in the 911 disaster.  

Lyrics

Track 4:  Fire All Around

 

The ground is shaking, can’t keep it still;

I don’t know what is happening, I don’t think I will.

A plume of darkened cloud hangs high above our heads,

high above the mountain that we know so well.

 

Oh! Ash falls from the sky.

 

Running from the heat, it’s all around me;

I see the same feelings in other people as they flee.

Fire all around can’t be right,

at this rate we’re gonna die tonight.

 

Feet like lead, dark are the pounds,

I feel like I’m sinkin’ into the ground.

Fire all around can’t be right;

now in my time I can see no light.

 

Oh! Runnin’ through the fields up to the trees,

they’re falling down from the heat on the breeze.

Fire all around can’t be right

at this rate we’re gonna die tonight.

 

The ground is shakin’ debris is in the air

we’re all going down and they don’t even care.

Ash falls down filling my lungs I can’t breathe…

 

Oh! Fire falls from the sky.

 

People crying out through the dark night,

the wind is down, and I can’t even fight.

Fire all around can’t be right;

now in my time I can see no light.

 

 

 

 

Fire All Around

Color and Reflection

Nocturnal Sunshine

Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

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