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  1. Black Gold

From the album Fledgling

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Lyrics

Black Gold in the sand
We staked out a fortune in this land
The Rush is on and they're headin' strong
But I can't help, can't help looking at the damage done

Athabasca on the run
And no one's quittin' when the fish are gone
You say this future is for you and for me
But will I see a forest through the fallen trees

Some say we sold Alberta's soul
and I' been wonderin' where I should go
Well I used to know where I came from
Never used to, never used to worry if the Deer could run

And the CBC says there's a comin' threat
Something about Terror on our front step
No walkin' back no runnin' away
Seems the Devil's out and he's here to stay

Black Gold in the sand
Deep Tar stain on our hands
200 years til' the pit is dry
Maybe even, maybe even long after birds will fly

Well there was a time when this land was free
She wasn't a prisoner of you and me
We opened her up and we're bleedin' her cold
Lord I have to ask why we haul this load

Black Gold in the sand
We staked out a fortune in this land
The Rush is on and they're headin' strong
But I can't help, can't help lookin' at the damage done

No I, can't help lookin' at the damage done
No I, can't help lookin' at the damage done
Knowing it's not, knowing it's not long before the real Gold's gone

Berna-Dean Holland (SOCAN 2009)