“When the hurricanes arrive, a hurricane actually blows this oil onshore, it will basically paint the gulf coast black. It will shut down the refineries and power plants and it will be America’s worst catastrophe nightmare.”
Maybe then I’ll fade away and not have to face the facts
It’s not easy facing up when your whole world is black
I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black
The machinations continue from our government, from our leaders, from our fellow countrymen. They continue to believe we are living in a sustainable world filled with resources that we can just drill and mine and burn. When huge swaths of our country are painted black this summer, when the entire Gulf of Mexico and everything that is in it is dead…what will they be saying then? How grotesque does it have to get?
Now they say they are going to burn it. Turn the air black. Turn the water black. Turn the beaches black. Turn it all black. It’s not easy facing up when your whole world is black.