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Save The Grand River (Eldred Mesher) video
#2285: YouTube video by Eldred Mesher
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

We're proud Nunatukavut, Inuit and Innu,
And we all belong to this land Labrador;
Once more we are haunted by
crooks that come running,
To infringe on our rights
and exploit from our shore.

They come to destroy our land just for profit,
Not caring a damn about those who belong;
'Cause they stand to gain by whatever is taken,
From the water, the forest and the land we live on.

The proof is all there out in the back country,
Where all of the trees and the flowers have died;
Get in a canoe and paddle the river,
Out there on the calm methylmercury tide.

It's time to wake up from this tired old deception,
That we have no say about matters at home;
We proudly now stand for
what's right for our children,
And save the Grand River before she is gone.

What will it take for the Premier to listen,
And learn to accept what is right from the wrong?
And stop this abuse you inflict on our heritage,
Down through the years as the cycle goes on.

Many are jobless and poverty stricken,
No hope for a future, forgotten, alone;
This only happens in Communist countries,
Not here in this land of the free as it's known,

When ignorance prevails over logic and reason,
It throws all democracy into the wind;
People, take heed for if this were to happen,
Society plunges straight to a dark end.

It's time to wake up from this tired old deception,
That we have no say about matters at home;
We proudly now stand for
what's right for our children,
And save the Grand River before she is gone.
We proudly now stand for
what's right for our children,
And save all our rivers before they are gone.

####.... Eldred Mesher, singer, songwriter and guitarist from Paradise River and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, ©2011. All rights reserved ....####
The video above features a live performance by the author, Eldred Mesher.

See more songs by Eldred Mesher.

From Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Methylmercury - Any of various toxic compounds of mercury containing the complex CH3Hg− that often occur as pollutants which accumulate in living organisms (such as fish) especially in higher levels of a food chain.



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