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Don't Go Near The Water, song lyrics

Song: Don't Go Near The Water
Lyrics: ©1971 Alan Jardine(1) & Mike Love(2)

Music: ©1971 Alan Jardine & Mike Love
Year: 1971(3)
Genre:
Country: USA


Don't go near the water.
Don't you think it's sad,
What's happened to the water;
Our water's going bad.

Oceans, rivers, lakes and streams,
Have all been touched by man,
The poison floating out to sea,
Now threatens life on land
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Don't go near the water.
Ain't it sad,
What's happened to the water;
It's going bad.

Don't go near the water,
Don't go near the water

Toothpaste and soap will make our oceans a bubble bath,
So let's avoid an ecological aftermath,
Beginning with me,
Beginning with you
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Don't go near the water,
To do it any wrong;
To be cool with the water,
Is the message of this song.

Let's all help the water,
Right away,
Do what we can and ought to,
Let's start today.


Notes:

1 - Al Jardine biography, born in 1942, and a founding member of the Beach Boys.

2 - Mike Love biography, born in 1941, and a founding member of the Beach Boys.

3 - Released as the "B-side" to the 45 record of "Surf's Up" and then on the album titled "Surf's Up". It had been suggested by their manager that they do more political songs, and this environmental song was their first.

4 - The Beach Boys, official website.