"“Don’t Go Near the Water”"  By : Johnny Cash

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



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 grey


Cause it’s poisoned and polluted by the people as it goes along its way



Don’t go near the water children...



I was sittin’ on the bank of the lake at home fishin’ 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 ‘em and eat ‘em


I said maybe we’d better not son


They say it may not be safe to eat a fish from this water anymore



Don’t go near the water children...
Don’t go near the water children...
Don’t go near the water children...