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Precious Water

(We Don't Want Your Mine)

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Find out more about the “Precious Waters” campaign to protect Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and streams from sulfide mining pollution.

 

We don’t want your sulfide mine

Twenty years here, then you leave it behind

We don’t want your acid brine

Seeping in the rivers, noxious wine

Short term job creation

Long term devastation

Don’t want your pollution crime

We don’t want you mine (4x)

We don’t want your company wish

Pretty plan served on a copper dish

What do we have when you finish?

Messed up rice and poison fish

You pocket profit and you’re gone first class

We get a toxic drinking glass

Bottom line’s the dollar sign

We don’t want your mine (4x)

Rain falls on the ground

Ground water flowing down

Simple lesson, science fair

Water goes back in the air

Put in the water what you may

You breathe it in some other day

Drinking well, wish and dream

Precious water, precious water, living stream

We don’t want your careless plan

Creepin’ in this forest land

Clean water we demand

We don’t want your “helping hand”

Your economic contribution

Don’t want your noise pollution

In our ancient pine

We don’t want your mine (4x)

Rain falls on the ground

Ground water flowing down

Simple lesson, science fair

Water goes back in the air

Put in the water what you may

You breathe it in some other day

Drinking well, wish and dream

Precious water, precious water, living stream

Repeat verse one

Words and music by Sara Thomsen

© 2011 Sara Thomsen

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