Love Songs for Geoscientists
I am frequently earwormed by the alt-country band Uncle Tupelo’s song New Madrid, in which the narrator begs an intraplate seismic zone to somehow restore his lost love:
Come on do what you did
Roll me under New Madrid
Shake my baby and please bring her back
So for Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d poke around the iTunes store and see if I couldn’t find something else to be earwormed by. Something a little less relentlessly cheesy than The Earthquake Of Your Love.
As it turns out, geological love songs are hard to find – and when you do find them, they’re likely to be depressing (or else they’re a “hot lava” orogeny). Plate tectonics for some reason always moves us apart, never together.
- Top of the Fair’s The San Andreas Fault is breaking me it’s breaking me away from you oh
- Blair Tefkin’s melancholy Geology uses deep time to emphasize the impermanence of love
… can anyone think of some better ones?