“When Matter Touches Antimatter,” World Premiere, performed by tenor Brian Minnick (http://bminnick3.wix.com/
See this video on YouTube here.
“When Matter Touches Antimatter” describes a well-known astronomical concept and uses it as a metaphor applicable to a well-known human situation. See another performance of it by soprano Amanda Noelle Neal here.
You can also listen to the original (2004) arrangement of this song: MP3 file. (Left-click to listen, right-click to download.)
“WHEN MATTER TOUCHES ANTIMATTER”
A world of antimatter.
The thought makes people scatter,
‘Cause it could make our own
If, by some awful twist, part of it is hurled
And crosses over. Watch out, my friend:
With scarce a chance to catch your breath
You have no world.
Are not just idle chatter
And more like antimatter
If you are worlds apart
While at her
Side, acting like your Earth
Circles ’round her sun.
So at the slightest hint of the end
That comes WHEN MATTER TOUCHES ANTIMATTER,
Run.Because, no matter what you pretend,
That antimatter’s touch is death
© 2017 Rodney Rawlings