Terra Nova
Text by Matthew Westbrook

I. The Admission

I am the Earth
I've seen it all
And when I change
The mighty fall
I'm always new
Beneath the sun
They think I'm old
But they're just young

Do they think I really care
If I have an atmosphere?
Do they think I'll shed a tear
If I'm ice from ear to ear?
No, my continental drift
Doesn't worry when a shift
Shakes their cities, lifts their land,
Buries monuments in sand
And the fire in my heart
Will not die beneath the dirt
If they decimate their race,
Wiping species from my face.

I am the Earth
My soul is stone
I do not care
If I'm alone
I'll entertain
Myself with ease
By raising temperatures
And seas

Can they possibly believe
That I would miss them if they leave?
Do they think I'll mourn their fate
If they overpopulate?
If they turn back all the clocks
I'll just rearrange my rocks
If they make my water mud
I'll just substitute their blood
Who will know?
Who will care?
I'll just beat a different drum--
I'll just be what I become.

I am the Earth
I've seen it all
And when I change
The mighty fall

I am the Earth
I am the Earth
I am the Earth

Copyright 1995 by Matthew Westbrook