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Barnhart Texas
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Tom Neilson
Tom Neilson 2017

Wed Sep 06, 2017
Country : Americana
Take charge
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About the song
Fracking in West Texas has deleted water availability
Sand in the toilet, air in the tap, a pump working overtime
Till one day Beverley turned on the faucet and discovered no water at all in the line
Soon after those first fracking trucks showed up, their water well ran dry
No more underground for Barnhart town, Blinking back tears in her eye

Three years of drought & land overuse and the cities make it all worse
Drought comes & goes, but climate is changing with this fossil fuel curse
Ranchers lost most of the herds; farmers ½ of their crops
While contractors pumped out all of the water to fracking that never stops

Some talk to Jesus; some pray to god that soon the rain’ll come
Some kind of flood, maybe a hurricane to swing that pendulum
Across the border, Navajo water – turned to tails of uranium
In Barnhart, Texas, the water’s run dry, but lots of petroleum

They suck all the water out of the ground Acquifer levels keep goin down
You can’t drink the gas when the water is through. What’s Barnhart gonna do?
30 communities to run out of water, West Texas is for sale
The last drop of H2O out of the ground, goin to Permian Basin Shale.
You can’t drink the gas when the water is gone, What’s Barnhart gonna do?