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Living on the coast around the oil industry, we’re all familiar with the environmental devastation the oil Industry. But most people aren’t familiar with what low gas prices cost to the earth and the rest of the life that mankind is supposed share it with.

Growing up in south Louisiana, almost everyone is in the oil industry. Working on the rigs out in the Gulf can be extremely dangerous. The risk is death but the reward is the blood of the Earth, which is way more valuable. We wrote this song 2 years before the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and it was very eerie feeling when it happened that we already had a song about an oil rig disaster.

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Hot damn, there's the people where you stand
And you know what you got to say
They bring to bear, searching for the dead who died
Long ago a hundred billion days
I know there's everlasting breath
There's a fountain far from death at sea
Theres no more where it came from, not enough where it goes
And the last of its going with me

I said “Awake the iron!”
Ship creaks, we sound the siren

Great Scott, how I know this fame is bought
How I know what I'm going to do
Time tells, that the oil is in the wells
And the waters got a colored hue
He drinks, with a black that penetrates
Got a soul-draining fist in the earth
Got to feed the hungry fires, run the engines, pay the liars
Till the last of the earth is through

I said “Awake the iron!”
Ship creaks, we sound the siren
Black rain falls, treasure coats the skin
Drink up son, fortune struck again

I said “Awake the iron!”
Ship creaks, we sound the siren
Black rain falls, treasure coats the skin
Drink up son, fortune struck again

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from Brother Moon, released April 14, 2015

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