Song #22: Earth’s Song

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Painting by Godelieve Richard

This is another track from my collection with Piti Theatre, “Piti Theatre’s Greatest Bits, Vol. I”.  This song is from Piti Theatre’s touring production “Innocenzo“.  Jonathan wrote most of the words and as usual, I added and subtracted a few things, plus tweaked the lyrics to fit my melody/rhythm scheme (more on our co-writing process in an upcoming post).

In the play, a clown named Innocenzo develops microwave sickness, also known as electrical sensitivity.  He has a dream in which Earth gives him a message about how to find balance and healing.

Otto Schumann was a German physicist who discovered the “Schumann Resonance” in 1952, i.e., the electromagnetic frequency generated by the Earth. Someone who is suffering from microwave sickness whom Jon and Godelieve and I have never met created a video for this song:

 

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Earth’s Song (For Otto Schumann)
By Jonathan Mirin and Carrie Ferguson
Performed by Carrie Ferguson
Album: Piti Theatre’s Greatest Bits, Vol. I
Recorded and Mixed by Garrett Sawyer at Northfire Recording Studio, Amherst, MA
Mastered by Angelo Quaglia at Northrfire Recording Studio

My name is mother earth
I’m 4.54 Billion years old
I’ve had something to say
Every second of every minute of every day
Of every week of every month of every year
For each of those 4.54 billion years

7.83 hertz
From the land and the sea
7.83 hertz
A gift to you from me

7.83 is the frequency
Otto Schuman discovered
Back in 1954 Germany
My sweet vibration was uncovered

7.83 is a way to describe
The invisible wave that I provide
Which makes you feel at home
Wherever on me that you might roam

7.83 hertz
From the land and the sea
7.83 hertz
A gift to you from me

But somethings been happening kinda strange
Everyone used to enjoy my wave range
But with all the new waves you’re making
My message is stirred, broken, and shaken

7.83 hertz
From the land and the sea
7.83 hertz
A gift to you from me

You love my trees, love my leaves
You love my sky, you don’t know why
You love my showers, you love my flowers
You love my hawks, love my walks

But what you love most of all
You can’t see at all
Deep inside your brain
Your wave is the same as mine
Your wave was born from mine
When were together you feel fine

But what you love most of all
You can’t see at all
Deep inside your brain

Your wave is the same as mine
Your wave was born from mine
When were together you feel fine
Your wave is the same as mine
You wave was born from mine
When were together you feel fine
Your wave is the same as mine