It stands out on the highway
Like a creature from another time
It inspires the babies' questions ("What's that?")
For their mothers as they ride
But no one stopped to think about the babies or
How they will survive

And we almost lost Detroit
This time
How will we ever get over
Losing our minds

Just thirty miles from Detroit
Lies a giant power station
It ticks each night as the city sleeps
Seconds from annihilation
But no one stopped to think about the people or
How they will survive

The sheriff of Monroe County's got
Sure 'nough, disasters on his mind
But what would Karen Silkwood say to you
If she was still alive
That when it comes to people's safety
Money wins out every time

[improv]
Almost lost Detroit
That time
How could we ever get over
Cause odds are
We're gonna lose somewhere, one time
Odds are
We're gonna lose somewhere, sometime
And how would we ever get over
losing our minds (X2)
Didn't dig, didn't dig the signs
Almost lost Detroit
that time
Damn near totally destroyed
One time.
People all over the world wanna know
Say didn't you know?
Almost lost Detroit, that time
Damn near totally destroyed
That time


Lyrics submitted by andher, edited by starstix

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    General Commenti'm just wondering the history of detroit. cos the meaning of the song seems pretty direct. karen Silkwood is an activist who worked at a 'giant power station'. idk which in particular.
    andheron May 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

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    The Wiki is your friend ;-)
    the1truedaveon May 16, 2012   Link

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