Waiting for You, Waiting for Me 

(Sofia Logan/Chuck Logan/Andrew Turpening/Chris Formby)

 

The circle is damn near broken                

Plastic weeds grow in the sea

That color on the horizon

Don’t look good for you and me

 

But each day we watch it coming

We talk it endlessly

But when it comes to doing

I was waiting for you, waiting for me

 

Soundbites don’t fix no levees

Don’t save no refugees

Polar bears paw in alleys

Armadillos slouch north through

Tennessee

 

And now the sparks caress your hair

The Big Muddy creeps up your knees                

Guys smart as us were pretty square

Getting rolled by Reality TV

 

The circle is damn near broken                

Plastic weeds grow in the sea

That color on the horizon

Don’t look good for you and me

But each day we watch it coming

We talk it endlessly

But when it comes to doing

I was waiting for you, waiting for me

 

Tell it to the dinosaurs who could’ve used a PhD

To write another paper about exit strategies

Tell it to your kid

She expects an apology

Daddy why is making money more important than me?

 

The circle is damn near broken

Plastic weeds grow in the sea

That color on the horizon

Don’t look good for you and me

 

But each day we watch it coming

We talk it endlessly

But when it comes to doing

I was waiting for you, waiting for me

The Story

 

 

"Waiting for You, Waiting for Me" represents Sofia on many levels – her love of travel (she wrote the melody in Seville, Spain last year), her work in climate justice (her dad, Chuck Logan, wrote the lyrics inspired by a family friend, Chris Formby), and her love of New Orleans music (it features New Orleans-style rhythms and brass). Much of the music was created by producer Andrew Turpening

(www.soundandsight.net). 

 

The song “Waiting for You, Waiting for Me” was inspired by Christopher Formby, a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency environmental scientist. The title came from his notes on a presentation at a leadership academy on global warming.