Solstice Morning

by Tom Neilson

Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Lyrics

Solstice morning, Harriman way
Compliments of the TVA
Break through your windows, flow through your doors
Fill up your home to the 2nd floor.

Or’e a billion gallons of sludge and coal ash
Where Kingston Fossil been keeping their stash.
Those coal ash ponds are a ticking time bomb
Of chromium, cadmium, and barium.

That dike blew out in 84
Mixin slurry and sludge from a mountain core
It blew out again in 2003
Send a message to Harriman, Tennessee
Send a message to Harriman, Tennessee

From the Emory to the Tennessee, Oh
That spill is heading for the Ohio
Down the Mississippi to the delta go
Into the Gulf of Mexico
Poison the Gulf of Mexico.

Clean coal’s a fairy tale we don’t need
Just a corporate sale of pollution and greed
Arsenic, mercury, nickel, and lead
All lining the banks of the river bed.

Don’t eat the fish, don’t swim in the river
Water birds die just from eating their dinner
Don’t drink the water, breathe the air bouquet
Cause you’re suckin coal ash from the TVA

From the Emory to the Tennessee, Oh
That spill is heading for the Ohio
Down the Mississippi to the delta go
Into the Gulf of Mexico
Poison the Gulf of Mexico.

Now Obama says that CO2
Can be captured and redirected for you
But captured clean coal technology
Is redirecting down the Tennessee.
Redirecting down the Tennessee.

From the Emory to the Tennessee, Oh
That spill is heading for the Ohio
Down the Mississippi to the delta go
Into the Gulf of Mexico
Poison the Gulf of Mexico.

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