The BP Oil Spill

Photography: manNblack, Nashville, TN.

Video / Editing: Driftwood Services, Nashville, TN.

Lyrics to “Time For Me To Fly” by REO Speedwagon:

I’ve been around for you
I’ve been up and down for you
But I just can’t get any relief.
I’ve swallowed my pride for you
I’ve lived and lied for you
But you still make me feel like a thief.
You got me stealin’ your love away
‘Cause you never give it.
Peeling the years away
And we can’t relive it.
I make you laugh
And you make me cry.
I believe it’s time for me to fly.

You said we’d work it out.
You said that you had no doubt
That deep down we were really in love.
Oh, but I’m tired of holding on
To a feeling I know is gone.
I do believe that I’ve had enough.

I’ve had enough of the falseness
Of a worn out relation.
Enough of the jealousy
And the intoleration.
I make you laugh
And you make me cry.
I believe it’s time for me to fly

Time for me to fly
Oh, I’ve got to set myself free.
Time for me to fly
And that’s just how it’s got to be.
I know it hurts to say goodbye
But it’s time for me to fly.

Oh, don’t you know it’s…

It’s time for me to fly
[Repeat to end]

Sometimes I Wish I Had Gills

I was born in a hospital. But part of of me wishes I was hatched from an egg somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico. Even with all the stuff that’s going on with the oil spill, the Gulf has some of the most beautiful water. It’s normal to have anger towards BP, and the more I learn the more I do. But more than anything I’m sad. The sea creatures that are being affected by this disaster, I suspect we’ll never know the full extent. All we see are the animals that are close to shore being affected by the oil, but what about the ones near the spewing pipe? The dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and other fish are suffering for a man-made mistake. Soon enough it will be hurricane season, so how will that play into this disaster? I’ve talked to a few people who live on the coast who say this hurricane season is a major concern. The oil in the Gulf is making the water temperature about fifteen degrees warmer than it should be this time of year. And hurricanes thrive over warm water. Can you imagine if a hurricane picked up all this oil and dropped it on the shore? If I had gills, I’d try to help clean up out there!