"Face the Fire" as written by and Dan Fogelberg....
I hear the thunder three miles away
The Island's leaking into the bay
The poison is spreading
The demon is free
And people are running from what they can't even see

Face the fire
You can't turn away
The risk grows greater with each passing day
The waiting's over
The moment has come
To kill the fire and turn to the sun

They'll take your money
And then take your health
To line their pockets with unequalled wealth
Those men are under the power of gold
We won't be safe until we shut them down

Face the fire
You can't turn away
The risk grows greater with each passing day
The waiting's over
The moment has come
To kill the fire and turn to the sun

The people came to the capitol town
One hundred thousand of them laid their hearts down
They screamed in anger and broadcast their fears
Just to have them fall on deaf ears

Face the fire
You can't turn away
The risk grows greater with each passing day
The waiting's over
The moment has come
To kill the fire and turn to the sun

Kill the fire and turn to the sun


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"Face the Fire" as written by Dan Fogelberg

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    General CommentThe credits (at least on the LP) stat that all royalties for this song go to an organization dedicated to anti-nuclear and pro-solar power activities.

    I think it's pretty clear this is a protest song against nuclear power. Fogelberg has been living in the Colorado rockies, and claims to be an environmentalist.
    snookercon August 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first poster's correct. The song protests against nuclear power and specifically about the 1979 near-disaster that occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant near Harrisburg PA. Witness the first 2 lines of the song that make this obvious:-
    "I hear the thunder three miles away
    The Island's leaking into the bay"
    The 3 Mile Island disaster is back in the news today following the tsunami in Japan that has caused similar risks at a number of Japan's northern nuclear plants.
    bigglesworthon March 14, 2011   Link

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