A Dangerous Drum

you come into my country, my beautiful country
and you drill down into the core
and you take out all the money, the mineral money
haul it away and then you come back for more

you promise us jobs, a better standard of living
but I can light my tap water on fire
you put your hand on your heart as you read form the script
but I say to your face you’re a liar

(chorus)
go back where you came from
this is not your country
you beat to a dangerous drum
leave us of our bounty
our air and clean waters
go back, go back where you came from

our peace and quiet are shattered and broken
by the sound of your trucks, your shovels and drills
our once good fortune is worn out and worried
from the threat of your chemical spills

you say that this fracking is good for the nation
that it will solve all our energy woes
but we can’t live in a home without water
it’s the fracking that forced us to go

(chorus)
go back where you came from
this is not your country
you beat to a dangerous drum
leave us of our bounty
our air and clean waters
go back, go back where you came from

I’ve got some friends in the high northwest
looking out to the volcano range
they tell me that after the companies came
that’s when everything started to change

the rumble and blast of the drills underground
all the clams disappeared from the brine
and they worry now about those volcano mountains
if the blasting should wake up the fault lines

(chorus)
go back where you came from
this is not your country
you beat to a dangerous drum
leave us of our bounty
our air and clean waters
go back, go back where you came from

if we are the sacrifice people this time
if we stand in the way of your greed
then you must have to push us all out of the way
before you can get what you need

and you’ll have to look at us all in the face
and you’ll have to call us by name
and you’ll know that we see through your posture and pose
to the bones of your criminal game

because just like the people before us
and the just the people behind
there will be to peace if there is no justice
you can count on it every time

and in humanity’s great criminal court
you’ll be tried and convicted of your crimes
and sentenced to hang by your neck in a noose
that was strung by your own bottom line

(chorus)
go back where you came from
this is not your country
you beat to a dangerous drum
leave us of our bounty
our air and clean waters
go back, go back where you came from