Copyright 1997 by Mark A. Mandel
TTTO: Battle Hymn of the Republic
There's a chemical that poses deadly danger to us all If we don't eliminate it, we are headed for a fall But our governments refuse to see the writing on the wall They're going to let us die! CHORUS (after every verse): Ban dihydrogen monoxide! Ban dihydrogen monoxide! Ban dihydrogen monoxide before it kills us all! Dihydrogen monoxide is a chemical to fear Uncounted thousands die of inhalation every year Yet the FDA allows it in our burgers, beans, and beer And never questions why! In gaseous form it's subtle, without color, taste, or smell But it's part of acid rain, and it's a greenhouse gas as well It's also found in car exhaust, which makes our cities Hell And dirties up the sky! It's widely used by industry, and agriculture too They dump it on the ground or in the river when they're through And from the ecosystem it gets into me and you Which they dare not deny! You'll find dihydrogen monoxide everywhere you go In oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams, in air and soil and snow Its quantitative formula is simply H-2-O You'll get it if you try! ......[This verse contributed by Gary McGath] How far DHMO has spread no one can safely tell. They've found it on Europa, and it's on our Moon as well. It may well turn our Solar System to a living hell! It's filling up the sky!
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