Tsunami song lyrics Japanese tsunami tragedy Asian Indian When the Wave Came. 2004 Bengal China.  MickTerry.com

Tsunami song lyrics Japanese tsunami tragedy Asian Indian When the Wave Came. 2004 Bengal China.  MICK TERRY
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( Tsunami song lyrics:
2010 Japanese / 2004 Southeast Asian / Indian Ocean /
Bay of Bengal / South China Sea tsunami tragedy )

WHEN THE WAVE CAME
Copyright 2005 - MickTerry.com

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The warming sun was to our backs
as we rowed to our island's shore,
our boats half-filled with a meager catch of the day.
The first thing that we noticed strange
was the bubbling beneath our oars
& the haunting mist that rose from the flattened waves.
& then we heard it: like a train come rumbling through.
We turned our heads to see what was behind.
And then we saw it. There was nothing we could do.
It was ev'ry fear and nightmare all combined.

    WHEN THE WAVE- CAME, I never was more scared.
    I thought for sure that I had had my final breath.
    WHEN THE WAVE- CAME, nobody was prepared.
    How can you be prepared for a rushing wall of death?

It came so quick. It threw us up
& it tossed us into the sea.
I saw my boat snap in two as I was pushed down.
Submerged & tumbling, spinning, churning,
I desp'rately had to breathe.
As I fought for life, it looked like I'd end up drowned.
& then I reached it: all the surface & the sky.
I gasped for air & clung to a floating board.
& then I felt it, so much fear deep down inside.
What had happened to my wife & son on shore?

    CHORUS

        They had been down on the beach,
        helping me by cleaning fish.
        My only wish was that they were alive & safe.
        I only found one sign of each:
        a sandal that my wife had made
        & a blue striped shirt from my son's last holiday.

    CHORUS

        & still I look & still I search
        from the first faint rays of each dawn   ...

Copyright 2005  MICK TERRY  Silent Tree Music  All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ]   BMI
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3-11-11:
8.9 earthquake & tsunami devastated Japan: 
5th worst in recorded history of world.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2011/0311/Japan-earthquake-Eyewitness-accounts-capture-Japan-s-tsunami-after-earthquake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4coi8rgULZ4

9-18-10:
Report says US West Coast very under-prepared if major tsunami.
http://www.katu.com/news/local/103144644.html

12-26-04:
The most catastrophic natural disaster in recent history,
the tsunami of Southeast Asia
has reportedly reached a death toll of 290,000.
May the enormous generosity & resources of the rest of the world
that has been outpouring to the victims be used well & wisely.

To other water disaster song lyrics:   FILLING THE TUB
To other real life tragedy song lyrics:   HELL ON WATER
To other natural disaster song lyrics:   (MINE) IF I COULD BREATHE
(TORNADO) TORNADO ALLEY
(EARTHQUAKE) THE BIG ONE
(RAIN FLOOD) PLAP, PLOP, PLIP
(HURRICANE) THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLIEST
(WILDFIRE) MAKING THE WORST (OF A BAD SITUATION)
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