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Don't Go Near the Water
The Beach Boys Lyrics


Don't go near the water
Don't you think it's sad
What's happened to the water
Our water's going bad

Oceans, rivers, lakes and streams
Have all been touched by man
The poison floating out to sea
Now threatens life on land

Don't go near the water
Ain't it sad
What's happened to the water
It's going bad

Don't go near the water
Don't go near the water

Toothpaste and soap will make our oceans a bubble bath
So let's avoid an ecological aftermath
Beginning with me
Beginning with you

Don't go near the water
To do it any wrong
To be cool with the water
Is the message of this song

Let's all help the water
Right away
Do what we can and ought to
Let's start today

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Written by: Alan C. Jardine, Mike E. Love

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Justin Puga

[Chorus]
Don't go near the water
Don't you think it's sad
What's happened to the water
Our water's going bad

[Verse 1]
Oceans, rivers, lakes and streams
Have all been touched by man
The poison floating out to sea
Now threatens life on land

[Chorus]
Don't go near the water
Ain't it sad
What's happened to the water
It's going bad

[Bridge]
Don't go near the water
Don't go near the water

[Verse 2]
Toothpaste and soap will make our oceans a bubble bath
So let's avoid an ecological aftermath
Beginning with me
Beginning with you

[Chorus]
Don't go near the water
To do it any wrong
To be cool with the water
Is the message of this song

[Outro]
Let's all help the water
Right away
Do what we can and ought to
Let's start today



All comments from YouTube:

Alfred Stewart

The funny thing, for me, is how a masterpiece of music, such as this, only has 82K views.

ToyKingWonder

Matter of taste. I think it sucks. And I love The Beach Boys.

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the funny thing about this song is that it’s the very first song on an album called “Surf’s Up” by a band called “The Beach Boys” that directly tells you to not go near the water

Lord Garmadon259

What this song means is not that we can't be near the water. This song is about how that we can not properly enjoy swimming and surfing unless we protect it from pollution. If we don't, not only will the sea creatures suffer, but we will suffer as well. To be cool with the water, is the message of this song.

César Madero

They tell not to go near the water if you want to throw waste there.

Leopoldo Petrieska

lol you're right!

Lord Garmadon259

This song is not about staying away from the water. It is about how we can't enjoy the fun of playing in the water unless we protect it and "be cool with the water".

David Farrer

Bought this album at release. It must be one of their best. This song ending is stunning!

Grachtnakk

Funny thing, theys boundled this album with Sunflower and that album ends with a song praising the water and then this song starts ^^

Victor Castillo

..... “Don’t Back Down”......

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