Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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Elements of Disaster

I started this song on the way back from my grandmother's funeral, played with it some more last week, then finished it up at Minicon. I played it through in my room, decided that I hated the tune, and completely reset it. I think it's better now.

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2004

Elements of Disaster

We are bonded together in our separate ways,
Fearing the nighttime and dreading the days.
Four for life in a balance that was perfectly round.
Now we’re squaring the circle and discover we’ve found

(Chorus)
We’re elements of disaster,
Earth, air, water, and fire.
Answering questions we asked there,
Wondering if we’re the liars.
We’re elements of disaster,
Earth, fire, water, and air.
Living a life we once mastered,
Wondering if we still care.

Air feeds the fire for water to quench.
Earth isn’t playing – he’s asleep on the bench.
Fire flashes water – we’re enveloped in steam.
And no one’s left standing to take a shot for the team.

(Chorus)

When we’re lying together, earth and water make mud.
One morass of emotions that’s much thicker than blood.
Fire bakes out water, cracking earth into clay.
Now air’s a tornado and the dust storm’s away.

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
Fire, air, water, earth,
Feelings that were given birth.
Earth, air, fire, and water,
Bound together for the altar.
Air, earth, water, fire,
Emotions that are burning higher.
Earth, fire, water, air,
No one’s left to care.

(Chorus)

We are bonded together in our separate ways,
Fearing the nighttime and dreading the days.
Four for life in a balance that was perfectly round.
Now we’re squaring the circle and discover we’ve found

(Chorus)
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