Pebble Mine

by Steve Eulberg

Released 2015
Owl Mountain Music, Inc.
Released 2015
Owl Mountain Music, Inc.
"Smile-inducing, toe-tapping, thought-provoking folkgrass, performed on acoustic old-time instruments."
  • 03:08 Story Lyrics
    Pebble Mine

    Pebble Mine
    for Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay 4.19.14 Steven B. Eulberg

    Pebble Mine, Pebble Mine
    I’m gonna make that Pebble Mine

    Walkin’ in the park, get a pebble in my shoe Pull out the pebble, say, “You bother me, too!” Slip it in my pocket and soon I find
    I’m gonna make that Pebble Mine

    Swimming upstream is all I’ve known Flip my fins to carry my home
    Follow this trail so life goes on
    When I get there, then I can spawn.

    Pebble Mine, Pebble Mine
    See? Over there? That Pebble is Mine!

    Looking for a place to dump their sludge
    the pin-striped suits say, “we won’t budge.”
    tell the black-robed judge, “the people don’t care if we dump poison in the river over there...”

    Pebble Mine, Pebble Mine
    The people don’t care, the Pebbles are MINE!

    Well money talks loud and fast, its true
    But here is one thing that money can’t do:
    Open my eyes so I can name
    The pebble in my pocket and the stream are the same.

    People Mine, Pebble Mine
    All the pebbles in the world are mine. 

NOTES
Written to help protect the Bristol Bay, headwaters of the world's largest salmon spawning and fishery, from despoilment and pollution from the Pebble Mine. I am a long-time member of Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay and this song was written for this campaign. The pebble in my pocket connects me to all the pebbles around the world.