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Thread #74881   Message #1317823
Posted By: Wolfgang
05-Nov-04 - 11:49 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dam collapse tragedy songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dam collapse tragedy songs
Thanks, Gary.
I sometimes think people like slow disasters where the persons involved die a slow death and know before the disaster hits that it may come.

A shipwreck is fine for 5 verses with the storm slowly coming, the fighting with the waves, first man over board, mast breaks,...

An earthquake: half a minute, house collapses, everybody in it dead before realising what hit him, a one verse song only. A dramatic rescue, however, father digging with his bare hands to find his wife dead, two days later, but his baby son alife at her breast, that might be a story for six verses.