Seasons End.

[Track Info] [The Lyrics] [Explanation]

Seasons End - Track Info

Track 4 - From the album "Seasons end", Album Version: 8:07
Lyrics by Steve Hogarth & John Helmer.
Published by Charisma Music Publishing Co. Ltd., Bondor Music (LDN), EMI Music Publishing Ltd.


Seasons End - The Lyrics

Getting close to seasons end
I heard somebody say
That it might never snow again
In England

Snow flakes in a newborn fist
Sledging on a hill
Are these things we'll never see
In England

We'll tell our children's children why
We grew so tall and reached so high
We left our footprints in the earth
And punched a hole right through the sky

We'll tell them how we changed the world
And how we tamed the sea
And seasons they'll never know
In England

So watch the old world melt away
A loss regrets could never mend
You never miss it till it's gone
So say goodbye, say goodbye

We'll tell our children's children why
We grew so tall and reached so high
You never miss it till it's gone
So say goodbye, say goodbye, to seasons end

So watch the old world melt away
A loss regrets could never mend
You never miss it till it's gone
So say goodbye, say goodbye


EXPLANATION OF SONF ELEMENTS
Copyright 1997 Fraser Marshall, Matthew Anderson & Bert ter Steege.


SEASONS END

'Getting close to seasons end'
Martijn Buijs said: Notice there is no apostrophe? So what it really says is 'It is getting close to the end of the seasons', not just one season, but the whole cycle of winter, spring, summer and fall.

‘And punched a hole right through the sky’
Pear’s Cyclopeadia: In the atmosphere, there is a layer of ozone (O3) largely concentrated in the stratosphere especially between altitudes of 20 and 30 km. Though ozone in the troposphere is a harmful constituent, the ozone in the stratosphere protects the earth, including ourselves from ultra-violet radiation (UV) coming from the sun. This UV would otherwise do immense damage to life. The Natural Environment Research Council (UK) claim to have been the first to have discovered that an ‘ozone hole’ had developed over Antarctica. After much debate about its causes, scientific opinion eventually agreed that this was due to the greatly increased use of Chlorofloro-carbons (CFCs). Though they were regarded as chemically inert materials, under conditions in the atmosphere with intense solar radiation, they have reacted with the ozone.

A wide range of effects was expected. Among them were increases in skin cancer, damage to crops and animals and changes in world weather patterns. In September 1987, a conference of the world’s major producing and consuming countries agreed to reduce the release of CFCs by 500% by the end of the century (The Montreal Protocol). Later information (about the time that Seasons End was being written - Ed) suggested that this might be too little and too late.


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Last Modified: 27 Jul 2000