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Neil Young – Sun Green lyrics

Sun green started makin' waves
On the day her grandpa died
Speakin' out against anything
Unjust or packed with lies

She chained herself to a statue of an eagle
In the lobby of powerco
And started yellin' through a megaphone
"there's corruption on the highest floor"

Suits poured out of elevators "they're all dirty"
Phoneheads began to speak "you can't trust anybody"
But security couldn't get her down
She was welded to the eagle's beak

Sun green leaned into that megaphone
And said, "truth is all i seek"
Security brought in some blowtorches
News cameras recorded the speech

"when the city is plunged into darkness
By an unpredicted rolling blackout
The white house always blames the governor,
Sayin', 'the solution is to vote him out'"

On top of that great bronze eagle
Sun's voice was loud and clear
She said, "powerco is workin' with the white house
To paralyze our state with fear"

It was a golden moment golden moment
In the history of tv news
No one could explain it
It just got great reviews

"hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too
Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too
Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too
Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too"

The imitators were playin'
Down at john lee's bar
When sun went down to see 'em
Someone followed her in a car

So now when she goes dancin'
She has to watch her back
The fbi just trashed her room
One of them kicked her cat

The damn thing scratched his leg
And he had to shoot it dead
And leave it lyin' in a puddle of blood
At the foot of sun green's bed

"hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too
Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too
Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too
Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too"

John lee's was rockin'
The imitators drove it home
Sun was dancin' up a heatwave
For a while she was all alone...

When up walked a tall stranger
He shadowed her move to move
In perfect unison
A supernatural groove

He took her by the hand
And the room began to spin
He said, "I'm earth... Earth brown
You know the shape I'm in

I'm leavin' tonight for alaska
And I want you to come in the spring
And be a goddess in the planet wars
Tryin' to save the livin' things"

"i'm ready to go right now,"
Sun green told earth brown
"let's go back to my place,
Pick up my cat and leave this town behind"

Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too
Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too
Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too
Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too

Next day sun green got busted for pot
And it made the headline news
But then the charges all got dropped
And the story got confused

She'd still like to meet julia butterfly
And see what remedy brings
And be a goddess in the planet wars
Tryin' to save the livin' things

But that might not be easy
Livin' on the run
Mother earth has many enemies
There's much work to be done

"hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too
Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too
Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too
Hey mr. Clean, you're dirty now too"



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