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The timber wars continue.
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Genre:
Acoustic - Folk
Songs by artist:
264 songs
Upload date
June 14, 2005
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MP3 6.1 MB
128 kbps bitrate
0:00 minutes
Words/music
David Rovics © David Rovics 1998 All Rights Reserved
Story behind the song
I was on my way to a forest defenders' gathering in western Pennsylvania when I heard about the murder of Earth First! activist, David Chain, known to his friends and comrades as Gypsy. Now the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department is charging Gypsy's friends and fellow activists with his death. The timber wars continue.
Lyrics
Tom Brokaw got on TV And repeated the Big Lie See the mill all boarded up Hear the sympathetic sigh He summed it up succinctly With these vicious words "It's your paycheck or your planet The loggers or the birds" Pete Wilson and his cronies Were nowhere to be found They said "Big Timber is our business And to the dollar we are bound" Their absence was a message "We'll turn a blinded eye Don't expect us to give a damn If anyone should die" Charles Hurwitz told the nation "The battle lines are drawn These eco-terrorists won't stop 'Til all your jobs are gone" The PR team worked overtime To build up every wall "These bomb-throwers and tree-spikers Just want to kill you all" A man stood with a chainsaw Knowing only what he knew Every lesson that he learned Said it's either me or you His saw lanced through the redwood Many hateful words were said And several seconds later David Chain was lying dead Some will call this man a killer Some will call this man a thug Some will cover it with lies And sweep it 'neath the rug But from Oakland to Fortuna Sacramento to D.C. There is murder in the air And there are killers running free ---- Created December, 1998 Copyright David Rovics 1998, all rights reserved