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Watchtower - Mayday In Kiev lyrics

IN A NATION WITH A DANGEROUS PENCHANT FOR SECRECY
A DREAD DISASTER AT CHERNOBYL WAS CONCEALED
AS A POISONING CLOUD SPREAD OVER THE EASTERN BLOC
ALARMING INFORMATION WAS RELUCTANTLY REVEALED

AN EXPLOSION IN REACTOR FOUR-A FIRE REFUSING TO CEASE
NO CONTAINMENT WALLS PREVENTING RADIOACTIVE RELEASE
EVIDENCE THAT PEACEFUL TECHNOLOGY HAD GONE AWRY
MORE CATASTROPHICALLY THAN WINDSCALE OR TMI

ALERT-CELEBRATION IN KIEV, UNDER GLOWING SKIES, SOVIET LIES
ALERT-IN NEARBY POLAND, A SHOWER OF RADIATION, CHILDREN IODIZED
MAYDAY- A DAY OF REJOICE, A CRY OF DISTRESS

SEVERE POLITICAL FALLOUT-TOXIC EXCHANGE OF WORDS
SOVIET OBSCURANTISM-UNDER VERBAL ATTACK
ABROAD, OUTRAGED COUNTRIES APPEAL FOR INFORMATION
MET WITH GRUDGING RIPOSTE, HESITANT PLACATION
AT HOME, TASS REPORTS NO DANGER-NOTHING TO FEAR
AS DEADLY ELEMENTAL ISOTOPES SPEW IN THE BIOSPHERE

ALERT-CELEBRATION IN KIEV, UNDER GLOWING SKIES, SOVIET LIES
ALERT-IN NEARBY POLAND, A SHOWER OF RADIATION, CHILDREN IODIZED
MAYDAY- A DAY OF REJOICE, A CRY OF DISTRESS

THE UNLEASHED POWER OF THE ATOM-A WARNING FROM THE PAST
THE BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY ARE REVERSED BY CARELESS HUMAN ERROR
SCIENCE-ONCE A SAVIOR. NOW AN EFFECTIVE DESTROYER
WE MUST APPLY OUR KNOWLEDGE WITH CARE
(ENTOMBED IN CONCRETE, CHERNOBYL WILL FOREVER REMAIN,
A MONUMENT TO THE CHILLING EFFECTS OF NEGLIGENCE