lifeblood: songs: oil song


you can't cross that river today
oh no
you can't cross that river today
we're all walks of life
and we'll be here day and night
so you can't cross that river today

you can't break those treaties today
oh no
you can't break those treaties today
we're standing on the shoulders
of the ones who came before us
you can't break those treaties today

where's biden when we need him
he promised we believed him
did't he learn anything
from standing rock
hey there puc
regulate the corporate greed
hey governor do your job

you can't drain that water today
oh no
you can't drain that water today
if you mess with manoomin
it'll never be the same again
you can't drain that water today

you can't build that pipeline today
oh no
you can't build that pipeline today
if it's tar sands you found
just leave them in the ground
you can't build that pipeline today

your game and plan are done
we've got a better one
we're gonna stand by the river
and we won't leave
you arguments are weary
bottom line the oil is dirty
we're gonna protect our river
til she runs free

you can't cross that river today
oh no
you can't cross that river today
well water is life
and it's well worth the fight
you can't cross that river today

you can't cross that river today
oh no
you can't cross that river today
cause we're all walks of life
and we'll be here day and night
and you can't cross that river today

oh yeah
we're all walks of life
and we'll be here day and night
and you can't cross that river today

words and music amy ray, emily saliers, and winona laduke
as performed at 2021-06-28: banks of the mississippi river on great banks river road - palisade, minnesota (honor the earth presents protect the water)


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