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The Horizon

When you see the waves roll to the shore

the water's not blue here any more.

It carries a deeper, darker stain

coming up from a mile down on the ocean floor

and every wave that reaches the land

leaves more of that stain behind on the sand.

It's slowly killing all of the plants

that grew here so well before.

And with all of this going wrong

you can't help but wonder what's on the horizon.

The lawmen from the nearby towns

all work for the oil company now

trying to keep the reporters out.

If you ask questions, they'll follow you around.

They take the dead birds away in the night

so there'll be no pictures of the way they died.

They keep those oily wings out of sight

so no evidence can be found.

And with all of this going wrong

you can't help but wonder what's on the horizon.

Deepwater Horizon...

Fires burn on the water far from land

while the company hides what it can,

pouring barrels of poison into the sea

to break up the oil so it won't look so bad

but whether the oil runs thin or thick

the dolphins and whales are dying near that slick

and none of the company's lies or tricks

can change any of that.

And with all of this going wrong

you can't help but wonder what's on the horizon.

Deepwater Horizon...

An explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon...

Your father and grandfather, they fished

and until lately, that was also what you did

but now that the fish have been poisoned

you're not sure how you are going to live.

Sometimes you can just smell the oil

as it creeps into every inch of the soil.

What was once good here now has been spoiled

and who knows when it will come back again.

And with all of this going wrong

you can't help but wonder what's on the horizon.

Deepwater Horizon...

An explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon...

Eleven men dead on the Deepwater Horizon...

Rough cut video posted to YouTube 8/3/10. Click here to watch the video.

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