I Burn but I Am Not Consumed

Besides being an excellent song, Karine Polwart’s I Burn but I Am Not Consumed is one of the few songs written about gneiss, surely the only song ever sung from the perspective of gneiss, and certainly the only song written from the perspective of gneiss about Donald Trump.

As the son of a geologist, I feel an obligation to tell you these things.

(If you want to see some gneiss up close, there’s a gneiss boulder in Charlottetown).


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Thelma on April 29, 2020 - 07:56 Permalink

Loved this!

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Kevin on April 29, 2020 - 09:12 Permalink

I remember little from elementary school, but do remember the question in our language art (not called that at the time) workbook asking the question, "Can a gnu gnaw gneiss?"

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josh on April 29, 2020 - 16:03 Permalink

The only other song I know of written from the perspective of gneiss is "Gospel Rock" by the forgotten Edmonton folk-rock group The SplendourBog. https://youtu.be/38dV6J6sEY8