Please Take Our Poison

by Donald Keesing/Donkee Tonk

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Recorded live at No Nukes On Native Lands Aug 2002- Jeff Wagner/Wagsounds at the board

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Please Take Our Poison Lyrics

A song by Donald Keesing (ASCAP)

© Copyright 2001


Please take our poison- we’ve had it too long

Please take our poison- our poisons too strong

We’re losing our profits- and losing our face

‘cause nobody wants- our nuclear waste (We won't take it - we won't)

We’ve tried to push it on fifty states

We’ve had to raise your electric rates

To keep it safe is much too hard

and no one wants it in their backyard

Please Uncle Sam- take it all off our hands

Out to the desert- on Indian lands

They’ll take your blankets- full of small pox and all (We won't take it - we won't)

You’ll make them take it- you know their back’s to the wall (We won't take it- we won't)

Take it off our hands- it’s a hot potato

Leave liability to the taxpayer

We’ll make fake tests to say that moving it’s safe

We’ll even ignore the earthquakes

Take it to Yucca Mountain- we don’t care if it leaks (We won't take it -we won't)

Gets into the water and turns the children to freaks (We won't take it - we won't)

Take it out to Skull Valley- they’re so poor we can buy them (We won't take it -we won't)

More poison can’t hurt them- we don’t care if they’re dying (We won't take it - we won't)

It lasts ten thousand generations- causes cancer and mutations

It lasts ten thousand generations- causes cancer and mutations

We’ll make fake tests to say that moving it’s safe

We’ll even ignore the earthquakes

There’s money in poison, so we’ll sell you a lie (We won't take it - we won't)

Say the economy needs it- we don’t care how many die (We won't take it - we won't)

There’s power in poison so don’t look for fair play (We won't take it- we won't)

To hell with the people –we don’t care what they say (We won't take it - we won't...)

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released September 1, 2002
Randy Austin- lead guitar, Phil Duarte- acoustic guitar & backing vocals

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Donald Keesing/Donkee Tonk Honolulu, Hawaii

Donald Keesing aka Donkee Tonk started gigging in DC's punk scene in '82 w/ White Zombies DC which featured alto sax as a finger in the eye of hardcore conformity. Currently fusing US & Hawaiian folk. Played for Rain Crow, Mink Ranch & Dollar Bin. He's lived & gigged in SF, CA, Austin, TX, New York, NY, Asheville, NC, Athens, GA , & Honolulu, HI- Big Takeover 6/10 "Dollar Bin...oozes rock & roll." ... more

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