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DDT on my Brain, song lyrics

Song: D.D.T.
Lyrics: Malvina Reynolds(1)

Music: Malvina Reynolds(1)
Year: 1969
Genre: Folk
Country: USA


I don't need your LSD(2),
Head to toe I'm DDT(3),
DDT on my brain, on my brain.
Can't think like I used to do,
Still I know it's not good for you,
DDT on my brain, on my brain.

They spray the wheat the chickens eat,
It's in my eggs, it's in my meat,
DDT on my brain, on my brain.
It kills the bugs in the apple tree,
I eat the pie and it's killing me,
DDT on my brain, on my brain.
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All the farms they get that spray,
It washes down into my Bay,
DDT on my brain, on my brain.
It kills the crabs, it kills the fish,
It shines up from my supper dish,
DDT on my brain, on my brain.

Falcon's flying wild and free,
His babies die of the DDT,
DDT on my brain, on my brain.
Chemical stocks are riding high,
Farm field workers spray and die,
DDT on my brain, on my brain.
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Bring back the bugs in my apple tree,
Don't lay that poison spray on me,
DDT on my brain, on my brain.
I don't need your LSD,
DDT is killing me,
DDT on my brain, on my brain.


Notes:

1 - Malvina Reynolds on Wikipedia. This song is posted with permission of her daughter Nancy Schimmel.

2 - LSD, Lysergic acid diethylamide is a potent psychotropic street drug known for its hallucinations and unpredictable effects some of which may be permanent in some people.

3 - D.D.T., dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane pesticide information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.