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Earthquake Song Christchurch New Zealand

AnneMC 17 Dec 10 - 05:17 PM
AnneMC 20 Dec 10 - 12:31 AM
Musket 19 Jun 11 - 07:22 AM
ChanteyLass 19 Jun 11 - 11:43 PM
AnneMC 20 Jun 11 - 03:59 PM
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Subject: ADD Can't Understand (Jeremy Cooper)
From: AnneMC
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 05:17 PM

"Can't Understand" - A song composed about the devastating earthquake in Christchurch in New Zealand - where with stringent building codes and the early morning timing when city streets were empty, there was major property damage and some injuries, but nobody died.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUmov1ElyTY

At 4:36am on September the 4th 2010 Christchurch was woken by a huge 7.1 magnitude earthquake, causing buildings to collapse, roads to crack and power and water outages right throughout Christchurch and neighbouring areas.


CAN'T UNDERSTAND (written and sung by Jeremy Cooper)
(Levin, New Zealand)

On the 4th of September 2010
4:35 in the morning
Christchurch New Zealand began to shake
Earthquake came without warning

Throughout the region new fault lines appeared
Cracks in the earth were alarming
Soil turned to mud, And bricks tumbled down
Flooding and horror abounding x2

I can't understand in the darkness that day
How nobody died.
Some people gave thanks to their God
And some, oh.... the tears they cried

Bob Parker the mayor was quick to the scene
Calm and cool as cucumber
John Key the leader of the land
Said to the queen: "Can't make it"
No time for tea 'cos Canterbury's
Recovery needs funding.
Both were surprised, no-one was killed
Having viewed the quake's devastation

(NZ Prime Minister was due to fly to the UK to attend an a
fternoon tea function in London with the queen- cancelled it)

We can't understand in the darkness that day
How nobody died
Some people gave thanks to their god
And some, oh...... the tears they cried

Sad to say looters came the next day
But alongside heroes a-plenty
Some gave their money, some gave their time
Some with love did their duty
Many worked hour upon hour
Depriving the sandman his bounty
All of them had a cry in their hearts,
A question they kept on repeating,
A question they kept on repeating

We can't understand in the darkness that day
How nobody died
Some people gave thanks to their God
And some, oh...... the tears they cried

We can't understand in the darkness that day
How nobody died.. How nobody died....How nobody died


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Subject: RE: Earthquake Song Christchurch New Zealand
From: AnneMC
Date: 20 Dec 10 - 12:31 AM

Some errors in my attempt at writing out the lyrics to this song.
The song writer has given me the following corrections and has asked me to post them :

Verse 1: Should read - At 4:35in the morning
Verse 1: Should read- Soil turned to mud sand, bricks tumbled down
Last Verse: Should read - A question that kept on repeating

The chords are available if anyone wants to contact me for a pdf file

Anne


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Subject: RE: Earthquake Song Christchurch New Zealand
From: Musket
Date: 19 Jun 11 - 07:22 AM

Carole King wrote one too...


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Subject: RE: Earthquake Song Christchurch New Zealand
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 19 Jun 11 - 11:43 PM

I'm glad you wrote the lyrics and corrections. Somehow I missed this thread when originally posted, Just now I clicked on the YouTube link to find that the video was removed by the "user" (poster, perhaps?). Hate it when that happens. Hate it even more when earthquakes and other natural disasters happen.


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Subject: RE: Earthquake Song Christchurch New Zealand
From: AnneMC
Date: 20 Jun 11 - 03:59 PM

No, I didn't remove the song, it isn't mine. Not sure why the singer did that. Maybe because he has been doing some recording recently.
Can give you his email if you are interested in hearing it?


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