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Pollution Was Released In 1965 And Was Featured On The Album "That Was The Year That Was"


If you visit American city You will find it very pretty Just two things of which you must beware: Don't drink the water and don't breathe the air!

Pollution, pollution They got smog and sewage and mud Turn on your tap And get hot and cold running crud

See the halibuts and the sturgeons Being wiped out by detergents Fish got to swim and birds got to fly But they don't last long, if they try

Pollution, pollution You can use the latest toothpaste And then rinse your mouth With industrial waste

Just go out for a breath of air And you'll be ready for medicare The city streets are really quite a thrill If the hoods don't get you, the monoxide will

Pollution, pollution Where a gas mask and a veil Then you can breathe As long as you don't inhale

Lots of things there that you can drink But stay away from the kitchen sink The breakfast garbage that you throw into the bay They drink at lunch in San Jose

So go to the city, see the crazy people there Like lambs to the slaughter They're drinking the water And breathing the air