In the song, Hadfield sings "There in the village of Bala, the falls will be dried up and gone..." and continues with "...There won't be a gala, in the town they call Bala, the day that they shut off the falls!"
In his song, he hits every aspect of the problem if the power plant were to be built. How it would destroy the town, but also the environmental issues. How the turbine would kill marine animals, and how the clear cutting and blasting would ruin a beautiful landscape and habitats.
"And swimmin', you betcha, The turbine'll get-cha..."
I did a duet with Dave for this song to reenforce the key messages. After I finished filming and directing the video, Hadfield and I had our recording session on this back porch.
Dave spoke to me about the songs he wrote with his brother, that were eventually recorded onboard the International Space Station (which has never been done before in history), and mentioned that we, as a species, have never communicated better than with art.
Finishing off the song on a more positive note, he sings about how Hydro can be a great source of electricity, but this specific project makes no sense at all. Private developers from another area are planning on destroying this magical place.