"Sauget Wind" as written by and Jay Farrar....
It's a long way to heaven
It's a short way to hell
Painkillers won't help
When the weight's not yourself

They're poisoning the air
For personal wealth
It's a long way to heaven
It's a short way to hell

I don't know what I'm breathing for
'Cause the air around here ain't so good anymore
The weatherman says "fair"
But he looks like a lie

Nothing's free in this country
And there's no place to hide, no more
Industrial wind
It blows from the west

It'll burn out your eyes
And suck out your breath
It's waiting in the wings
For damage down the line

Save your tears for the soaps
Leave your money behind
I don't know what I'm breathing for
'Cause the air around here ain't so good anymore

The weatherman says "fair"
But he looks like a lie
Nothing's free in this country
And there's no place to hide no more

No place to hide, no more


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"Sauget Wind" as written by Jay Farrar

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    General Commentgood song with a good message
    wilcokidon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis town, sauget illinois, is right by belleville, where jay anf jef grew up. i live in edwardsville which is 15 miles away. sauget is a corrupt ass town where the mayor, Rich Sauget does whatever he wants. chemical plants like cerro copper and others pollute like crazy. theres strip clubs like pt's and oz and lots of drugs and the casino queen is like 5 minutes away. its basically east st louis. they write lots of stuff about the belleville area. so if you know the place, you know the story.
    keifrieon March 11, 2005   Link

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