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I Feel the Earth Move Under my Feet - James Taylor

I thought this was a song from Earth, Wind and Fire because of the title but reading the history of the song from Wikipedia and whoa!

So it was originally a James Taylor song back in the 70s although the song that keeps playing in my head is the song being sung by a female artist which turned out to be Martika. Below is the lyrics I got from fruitylyrics.

I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet
I Feel The Sky Tumbling Down
I Feel My Heart Start To Trembling
Whenever You're Around

Oh, Baby, When I See Your Face
Mellow As The Month Of May
Oh, Darling, I Can't Stand It
When You Look At Me That Way

I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet
I Feel The Sky Tumbling Down
I Feel My Heart Start To Trembling
Whenever You're Around

Oh, Darling, When You're Near Me
And You Tenderly Call My Name
I Know That My Emotions
Are Something That I Just Can't Tame
I've Just Got To Have You, Baby

I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet
I Feel The Sky Tumbling Down, Tumbling Down
I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet
I Feel The Sky Tumbling Down, Tumbling Down

I Just Lose Control
Down To My Very Soul
I Get Hot And Cold All Over

I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet
I Feel The Sky Tumbling Down
Tumbling Down
Tumbling Down
Tumbling Down
Tumbling Down


Ok so why am I sharing this to you?  We all know about the earthquake around the globe and the very recent one was in Japan.  This majestic country wasn't really devastated by the earthquake but by the Tsunami which hit its soil.  It was terrifying, very tragic and not much we could do but watch how the sea water devoured everything on its way!  It was like watching a horror movie which I dislike.


We heard so much stories about it now and our country, the THIRD WORLD as I love to call it (in order to stop the absurdity of comparing this country with the G7 or the great, powerful countries), made some steps to at least prepare when such situation struck.


Science has it that the Philippines is in the Pacific Ring of Fire which in layman's term: very prone to earthquakes.  Government agencies have inspected buildings, roads and other infrastructures to check their strength when the earthquake comes.


Just this day, the Office of the Civil Defense conducted an earthquake drill which I didn't resist since this is going to be the first earthquake drill I will attend in my entire life! Yes! The first time is today!


I learned from the lecture that we should always be ALERT! It is important that when disaster comes, we should be alert in order to decide well and save not only our life but of others.  Do not panic; do not shout; do not run!


I also learned about the importance of DUCK, COVER AND HOLD which means that when inside a building or a house, one should "duck" or drop to the ground, "cover" your head (which is the weakest part of our body, including the nape where the important nerve and spines are located) and "hold" which may mean hold on to something sturdy like the post or sturdy tables or chairs.


Never run. Running may cause you bumping into an object that could injure you.  So it is always safe to stay calm  in times of disaster.


After the lecture, I told myself that I should buy a safety whistle not only for me but also for my nieces and nephews which they could use during emergency.  As we all know, whistle attracts attention so if something happens, we blow the whistle.  The lecturer likewise said that a safety whistle could give rescuers a signal as to your location when trapped inside a collapsed building or any structure.


While all these were going on, the background song (which is only in my head) is "I fell the earth move under my feet!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This song was written by Carol King, NOT James Taylor.