I read about Lonesome George a few years ago and instantly fell in love with him. For over 30 years he was the only remaining tortoise of his species. One day I was thinking about how brave he is to face this world all alone. I started imagining the day, long ago, that his tortoise girlfriend died, and with her the last hope of avoiding extinction. George must have been very sad on that day.
This song is about George learning to let go, a lesson we will all have to face one day.
When i heard this morning that George had died, i was sad, but also happy for him. Maybe he will reunite with his love, on some sandy beach in another universe. (hopefully without humans!)
-Hollerado (probably Menno, an excerpt from the video description)