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Subject: Lyr Add: KEEP YOUR DIRTY LIGHTS ON (Scott/O'Brien)
From: 2581
Date: 24 Sep 13 - 12:15 AM

Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien have written an excellent new song for their just-released CD, "Memories and Moments". Titled "Keep Your Dirty Lights On", it's protest song condemning mountaintop removal (MTR) mining, the irresponsible and destructive practice - common in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia - of blowing off the tops of mountains with dynamite to reach the coal seam below. Of course, all of the rocks, trees and other "overburden" is then dumped into the adjacent creeks and streams, choking off all aquatic life, increasing the likelihood of flash flooding, and endangering drinking water with toxic chemicals.

Check out the YouTUbe link below.

KEEP YOUR DIRTY LIGHTS ON - by Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien

Well, my daddy came from coal dust
And, me I'm about the same
If you've read King Coal's ledger book
Then you've seen my family name

It used to take a camp of miners
To load that train and gon
Now there's four on my crew and we do what we do
To keep your dirty lights on

Keep your dirty lights on
Keep your dirty lights on
If you've got money in your pocket and a switch on the wall
We'll keep your dirty lights on

Well, daddy worked in darkness
Me in broad daylight
I'd blow a whole seam like daddy never dreamed
Using Nobel's dynamite

As long as there's coal in them mountains
We're gonna burn it up 'til it's gone
Well, we can't stop blowing mountaintops
We gotta keep your dirty lights on

Keep your dirty lights on
Keep your dirty lights on
If you've got money in your pocket and a switch on the wall
We'll keep your dirty lights on

Every time they have elections
They talk about how coal is clean
Well, coal is cheap but coal's still black
And it ain't never turning green

So plug your electric car in
Charge it good and strong
And do your shopping online, we'll get you everytime
Just to keep your dirty lights on

Keep your dirty lights on
Keep your dirty lights on
If you've got money in your pocket and a switch on the wall
We'll keep your dirty lights on

Keep your dirty lights on
Keep your dirty lights on
If you've got money in your pocket and a switch on the wall
We'll keep your dirty lights on

Keep 'em on!

"Keep Your Dirty Lights On" - by Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien


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