The Lights Were Low

 It fell out of the sky
  We sat and wondered why
  They took it for a test
  We knew they'd do their very very best

  They said it wasn't theirs
  There was something in the air
  We got back into line
  Then we bent our backs again

    And oh - we didn't know the lights were low
    Something in our deepest memory
    Says one day, we were free

  It washed up on the shore
  And broke all the bloody laws
  They made us clean it up
  And gave us a silver cup

  They let us out till ten
  I did my best to buy a pen
  The story must be told I said
  Before the ocean's dead

    And oh - we didn't know the lights were low
    Something in our deepest memory
    Says one day, we were free

  They locked us back in the sheds
  We rested our weary heads
  The siren went at three
  We drank our vitamin tea

  They marched us to the site
  We dug with all our might
  We knew the day would come
  We knew the day would come

    And oh - we didn't know the lights were low
    Something in our deepest memory
    Says one day, we were free

Notes.

Image of radiation victim in Russia.

Written just before 9/11 believe it or not!