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Flint Water Song

I wrote this song yesterday and recorded it for sharing last night. It's called the "Flint Water Song" -- and it tells a bit of the narrative behind the man-made disaster to hit Flint Michigan these past two years. Governor Snyder just called for help from FEMA yesterday and pretty much everyone is calling for investigations into who did what when. 

"Flint Water Song" by Simeon Peebler
(Note: picture is not water from Flint but it represents a child drinking filth)

They say we're mostly water
We need it like fuel to survive
Without a safe source for drinking
It only takes three days to die
It only takes three days to die

The State wanted to save some money
Switched from the Huron to the Flint
Tap water became the deep big muddy
Brown water makes you ill
Brown water poisons and kills

Don't use the water
Don't take a bath
Don't boil it for drinking
Don't give it to the dogs or the cats
Don't give it to the dogs or the cats

Because the water wasn't treated
Lead pipes began to corrode
Officials said don't worry
toxic waste filled Flint homes
toxic waste filled Flint homes

The State finally changed the water source
But the damage could not be undone
Lead continued to flow
Children permanently exposed
Ruining lives, brains and bones

Don't use Flint water
Don't take a bath
Don't boil it for drinking
Don't give it to the dogs or the cats
Don't give it to the dogs or the cats

Don't use Flint water
Don't Pay The Bill
Don't Forgive Governor Snyder
Let's Serve it up to Capitol Hill
Let's Serve it up to Capitol Hill

#ArrestGovSnyder
#FlintWaterCrisis

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