Don't Go Near The Water

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Johnny Cash and June Carter:
Don't go near the water, children
See the fish all dead upon the shore
Don't go near the water
Cause the water isn't water anymore


Johnny:
From the fountains in the mountains comes the water running cool and clear and blue
And it comes down from the hills and it goes down to the towns and passes through
When it gets down to the cities then the water turns into a dirty gray
Cause it's poisoned and polluted by the people as it goes along its way


Johnny and June:
Don't go near the water, children
See the fish all dead upon the shore
Don't go near the water
Cause the water isn't water anymore


Johnny:
I was sitting on the bank of the lake at home fishing with my little boy, I said have you got a bite yet, son
He said “no sir, have you, daddy“, I said “I believe I got a nibble”
He said “daddy, if we catch a fish, can we cook him and eat him”
I said “maybe we'd better not, son, they say it may not be safe to eat a fish in this water anymore”


Johnny and June:
Don't go near the water, children
See the fish all dead upon the shore
Don't go near the water
Cause the water isn't water anymore

Don't go near the water, children
See the fish all dead upon the shore
Don't go near the water
Cause the water isn't water anymore

Johnny:
Don't go near the water, children
See the fish all dead upon the shore
Don't go near the water Cause the water isn't water anymore

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