Olivia wrote a song for the stark but eye-opening documentary, The Last Whale, and it turned out to be "Silent Ruin," a beautiful song about the fate of animals. She later changed some of the lyrics and added it to her lesser-known but masterpiece album, Gaia. Olivia wrote the album while she was recovering from cancer, and Gaia is brilliantly positive and insightful.
"Silent Ruin" includes such powerful lyrics as, "I dream of a time in the future when we can re-nurture the damage we've done, for, although there's a dark side to all human nature, our true selves are born in the sun." It is referring to the terrible way that people treat animals, and her struggles to explain it to her daughter when she can't even justify it to herself. She had previously sang about animals with "The Promise (The Dolphin Song)."