Don't Go Near the Water Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Ragged Old Flag cover art
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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

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

Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ragged Old Flag
  • 2 Don't Go Near the Water
  • 3 All I Do Is Drive
  • 4 Southern Comfort
  • 5 King of the Hill
  • 6 Pie in the Sky
  • 7 Lonesome to the Bone
  • 8 While I've Got It on My Mind
  • 9 Good Morning Friend
  • 10 I'm a Worried Man
  • 11 Please Don't Let Me Out
  • 12 What on Earth Will You Do (For Heaven's Sake)

  • credits

    writers: Rosanne Cash
    album: Track 2 in album Ragged Old Flag
    release date: 1974-4-5
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Acoustic/Country Rock
    length: 2:53

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin