Pass It on Down

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Alabama is a country music and southern rock band from Fort Payne, Alabama, United States. The band was founded in 1969 by Randy Owen (lead vocals, Rhythm Guitar) and his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass guitar, background vocals), soon joined by Jeff Cook (Lead Guitar, fiddle, keyboards). In 1973, after … more »

We live in the land of plenty 
But many things aren't plenty anymore
Like the water from our sink
They say's not safe to drink 

You gotta go and buy it at the store 
Now we're told there's a hole in the ozone 
Look what's washing on the beach 
And Lord, I believe, from the heavens to the seas
We're bringing Mother Nature to her knees 

So let's leave some blue up above us
Let's leave some green on the ground 
It's only ours to borrow, let's save some for tomorrow  Leave it and pass it on down

Well there's a change taking place way on the mountains 
Acid rain is falling on the leaves 
And down in Brazil, the fires are burning still
How we gonna breathe without them trees 


There's a place where I live called the Canyon  Where Daddy taught me to swim
And that water, it's so pure
And I'm gonna make sure
Daddy's grandkids can swim there like him

Now we all oughta feel just a little bit guilty 
When we look into the eyes of our kids
'Cause brothers it's a fact, if we take and don't put back
They'll have to pay for all we did

[Chorus: x 4]

 Leave it and pass it on down


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