From the fountains in the mountains
Comes the water running cool and clear and blue
And it comes down from the hills
 And it goes down to the towns and passes through
When it gets down to the cities
Then the water turns into a dirty gray
It's poisoned and polluted
By the people as it goes along its way
 There was a time the air was clean
And you could see forever 'cross the plains
The wind was sweet as honey
And no one had ever heard of acid rain
We're torturin' the earth
And pourin' every kind of evil in the sea
We violated nature
And our children have to pay the penalty
Don't go near the water children
See the fish all dead upon the shore
Don't go near the water
'Cause the water isn't water anymore