(18th in a series of posts on Touchstone Theatre)
Gadfly is so sorry — Anne Hills — he misheard her name on the video
And sorry that the video is chunky and incomplete, but there is a full audio
So a dinosaur falls sooner or later,
Shakes the ground, leaves a crater,
A town to fall in, be torn apart
Leavin’ nothin’ but bones and a broken heart.
. . . . .
Now bones of steel they still are there,
Fossilized in the Lehigh air,
But time is short, it hurries on,
We look ahead as a new day dawns.
When the dinosaur fell, we felt the thunder,
It tried to push this whole town under.
But dreamers work and workers dream,
What may seem lost was soon redeemed,
Both sides of the river, new life is growing.
. . . . .
This valley sings of the men, the women,
Everything once made and all been given,
by those long here or immigrant hands,
we regenerate and restore these lands.
And where the steelstacks stood, there’s music ringin’,
Through the old mill walls, you’ll hear children singin,’
While the old men talk and recall the ways
That the dinosaur lived in the dinosaur days.
. . . .
Yeah, we look ahead as a new day dawns.
(stay tuned for more audio and video)