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WILSON COLLEGE NATURE CLUB 

 

DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER

 

 

From the fountain in the mountains comes

The water running cool and clear and blue

And it flows down from the hills and it

Goes down to the towns and passes through

When it gets down to the city then the

Water turns into a dirty grey

It is poisoned and polluted by the

People as it flows along its way.

 

CHORUS

Don't go near the water children

See the fish all dead upon the shore

Donít go near the water

The water isn't water any more

 

I took my boy fishing to my old fishing hole

I caught many fish out of the deep clear

Water from the time I was a boy like him.

After we had fished a few minutes

He said did you get a bite yet Daddy?

I said I got a nibble son

Me too he said

Then he said, Daddy if we catch a fish can we eat it?

Then I said, well there was a time

Son this water is bad now it might

Not be safe to eat the fish, but there was a time

There was a time when the air

Was clean and you could see forever across the plains

The wind was sweet as honey and

No one had heard of acid rain

We are torturing the earth and

Pouring every kind of evil in the sea

 

 

We violated nature and our children

Have to pay the penalty.

 

CHORUS

Don't go near the water children

See the fish all dead upon the shore

Donít go near the water

The water isn't water any more

 

- Johnny Cash

 

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