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Indigo Girls – Up In Smoke lyrics

They took away my garden
To make room for a chemical plant
I feel my countrys arteries harden
With the aid of a government grant

We are not a bunch of upstarts
Just out looking for a cause
Cause we hunger for our justice
And not applause
We don't just make peace signs and meditate
We don't take this thing as a joke
We just want to relate were in a pretty bad state
And we don't want to go up in smoke

My water has got cancer
And the rivers have all dried
While I watch my country practice
Nuclear suicide

We are not a bunch of upstarts
(we are not a bunch of upstarts)
Just out looking for a cause
(for a cause)
We hunger for our justice
And not applause
(not applause)
We don't just make peace signs and meditate
We don't take this thing as a joke
We just want to relate were in a pretty bad state
And we don't want to go up in smoke

Don't think it's impossible
To see this thing come clean
Were going to save this poor old worlds head
From the guillotine

We are not a bunch of upstarts
(we are not a bunch of upstarts)
Just out looking for a cause
(for a cause)
We hunger for our justice
And not applause
(not applause)
We don't just make peace signs and meditate
We don't take this thing as a joke
We just want to relate were in a pretty bad state
And we don't want to go up in smoke

They took away my garden
(my water has got cancer)
To make room for a chemical plant
(and the rivers have all dried)
I feel my countrys arteries harden
(while I watch my country practice)
Nuclear suicide
(nuclear suicide)
Nuclear suicide

We are not a bunch of upstarts
Just out looking for a cause
We hunger for our justice
And not applause
(not applause)
We don't just make peace signs and meditate
We don't take this thing as a joke
We just want to relate were in a pretty bad state
And we don't want to go up in smoke

Don't want to see our children
(don't want to see our children)
Oh go up in smoke
Oh we don't want to see our children
Yeah



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