Coal Seam Gas (#CSG)

Coal Seam Gas (#CSG)
(Harmony James  – J Albert & Sons)

I planned to set out on the deck at the end of each bone weary day
To ease out the aches, as I’d watch the last rays of the sun as it’s sinking away
But I guess that won’t happen now

Back in the 80s, when we had our babies, we promised we’d teach them each inch of these plains
We’d make sure that they’d know all the weeds from the clover, enough to take over some day
But I guess that won’t happen now
Since someone discovered what lies in the ground
And the dollars it pays are worth more than the life in this place

He bears my name, but I feel like I’ve failed him
These pastures are all that I taught him
Now we’ll lock up the gate with the one barb, two plain
On the place meant to be his someday
But I guess that wont happen now
Since someone discovered what lies in our ground
And the dollars it pays are worth more than the life in this place

What birds will sing one decade in when the earth is abandoned depleted
And the water that fed her is lost now forever, and mankind and nature defeated
But I guess that doesn’t matter to them right now
They’re too busy hauling what lies in the ground
And the dollars it pays are worth more than the life in this place
And the dollars it pays are worth more than the lives in this place