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  1. Lock The Gate

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A Protest song about the harmful effects of Coal Seam Gas Mining.

Lyrics

'Lock The Gate'
Lyrics by Gina Crane & Mish Songsmith

V1) Lock the gate and be grateful for this beautiful land and clean water
We have to fight for our lives and for our sons and daughters
Take a stand or meet your coal seam gas mining neighbours
Toxic air and noxious waste wont do you any favours

CH) Lock the gate and make a choice
Link your arms and raise your voice
Lead the way do all you can
Before Coal Seam Gas Mines ruin our land
Don’t let Fracking Gas ruin our land

V2) Poisons seeping through into our Great Artesian Basin
Lethal chemicals, methane is what we will be facing
Contaminated ground water and food supplies diminished
(The) Draining of our aquifers won’t stop until they’re finished

V3) It’s too late when the fish are dead and animals are dying
When the cancer has taken hold and your child is crying
No turning back when your eyes are burning and it’s hard to breathe
Can’t you see that the Gas Monster will cause us all to grieve

CH) Lock the gate and make a choice
Link your arms and raise your voice
Lead the way do all you can
Before Coal Seam Gas Mines ruin our land
Don’t let Fracking Gas ruin our land

V4) Fracturing our foundation the earthquakes they will come
We know in other countries they have already begun
Bulgaria and North England have banned it so we’ve seen
But still they try to tell us that it ‘s green and that it’s clean

Don't let fracking gas ruin our land

V5) Stand up for your rights there is no time to be complacent
Money n greed is fuelling the sacrifice of a nation
We need to STOP the mining companies and change the law
Our basic right to safe water is what we’re fighting for

CH) Lock the gate and make a choice
Link your arms and raise your voice
Lead the way do all you can
Before Coal Seam Gas Mines ruin our land
Don’t let Fracking Gas ruin our land
Before Coal Seam Gas Mines ruin our land
Don’t let Fracking Gas ruin our land