To appreciate the songs on this recording, it's helpful to understand them in the context of the times. Most of the songs were written in the 1980s. Reagan was president. Apartheid ruled in South Africa. The AIDS epidemic was cataclysmic. The US-backed Contras rained havoc on the Nicaraguan revolution. The women's movement was reeling from the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment. Fear-based thinking and fundamentalism were on the rise.
There were many early warnings ... and the storms just keep on coming.
The work from Sky Dances focuses on the mystery of the life and death cycle. Watch Out! is a series of songs that tell complex and heartfelt stories.