I’m Sorry My Son

August 23rd, 2007 by Doug Schnitzspahn

While we were all patting ourselves on the back for our green ethos at OR, mountaintop removal become the law of the land.


John Prine already said it all:

Then the coal company came with the world’s largest shovel
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.

And daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I’m sorry my son, but you’re too late in asking
Mister Peabody’s coal train has hauled it away

Did I tell you my sneakers are organic?

One Response to “I’m Sorry My Son”

  1. James wrote on 08/29/07 at 5:25 pm :

    This stinks not only for all the obvious environmental concerns, but the state of Kentucky might lose its highest point (which has been under threat of mining for years).