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The Price Is Too High

The moon falls behind the mountains
But I can't go outside
A sleepless night with all the noise
The foul air confines me inside

The Price is just too high

I was told to wear a mask
If I wanted to tend to my garden
When the fracking company came in
They got a bargain

We had a town hall meeting
But the money was flowing
Who would sacrifice thousands?
No matter if our hearts stop pumping

The price is too high to do nothing

Sure we needed work
But the company wasn't hiring
They brought in their own folks
From out of state breaking promises

Dollar signs forming in their heads
Signing contracts without lawyers
And companies taking their land
Taking advantage out in the hollows

Now, you can't drink the water
And you can't breathe the air
You signed over your life
Gave in to intimidating company warfare

When is the price too high?
After it's too late to care?

Strong-armed and lied to
Others tried to take a stand
But imminent domain took away their land
And the company did what they planned

The government calls it progress
To take everything you worked your life for
The company calls it a success
And they set out to acquire more

Imminent domain should be illegal
But you have no choice but leave anyway
They have poisoned your air and water
Destroying lives for profit is their game

The sun rises from behind the mountains
But I still can't go outside
Another day and I'll continue fighting
I will not leave, I will not abide or subside

The price is just too high

By mikemezz

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