Under The Orange Sun

from Music From A Burning Planet by The Alternative Facts

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Inspired by Oregon's Eagle Creek wildfire, which was ignited on Saturday 9/2/2017 by kids throwing firecrackers for fun. The wildfire grew to 30,000+ acres, caused many local residents to evacuate, burned houses, killed business in the Gorge due to highway closures, and was not fully contained for months. As of September 2018, many Gorge trails remain closed. Some may never reopen.

We mourn for the Columbia River Gorge, which will eventually regenerate (though not in our lifetime). However, as shown by the photo, some golfers were completely undeterred.


The morning brings a sickly glow
Today it seems so long ago
The places that we used to know
The memories still strong

The trees were standing tall and proud
Today they wear a burning shroud
An idiot in every crowd
A place they don’t belong

Under The Orange Sun
Lit by an orange moon
Burning up one by one
Everything ends too soon

The ashes fall on city streets
It looks a lot like coffin sheets
It’s raining down in endless Tweets
The flames keep marching on…

The trees that touched the endless sky
The idiot who made them die
Today I’m much too numb to cry
For everything that’s gone

Under The Orange Sun
Lit by an orange moon
Burning up one by one
Everything ends too soon


from Music From A Burning Planet, track released September 30, 2018
Written, performed, and recorded by The Alternative Facts
Copyright © 2017-8 The Alternative Facts


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The Alternative Facts roared to life on Inauguration Day 2017, taking our name from Kellyanne Conway's definition of LIES, which continue to stream from the Trump Administration on a daily basis.

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