Take My Home, Raging Floods

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This desecrates the John Denver song "Take Me Home, Country Roads".

 

Eroded landscape, West Virginia,

denuded mountains, muddy, silt-clogged rivers.

Deforestation is having its effect,

faster rainstorm runoff

just as you’d expect.

 

Raging floods took my home from the place it belonged

in West Virginia, mountain hollows, scoured out by raging floods.

 

Stupid people, digging up the coal,

dumping toxic spoil where we get our water.

Vile and nasty, miners’ shoot-n-shove,

poisoning the lifeblood

of the land I love.

 

Raging floods took my home from the place it belonged

in West Virginia, mountain hollows, scoured out by raging floods.

 

I hear the freight-train roar of water on the rampage,

surging down the dell to take my home far away,

and running for my life I get the feeling

Nature’s saying that there’s Hell to pay, Hell to pay.

 

Raging floods took my home from the place it belonged

in West Virginia, mountain hollows, scoured out by raging floods.

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