Take the Children and Run (Don Lange)

“Take the Children and Run” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Take the Children and Run” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Don Lange.
Tune: Don Lange.


Telephone rang. Have you heard the news?
Carrion crows coming home to roost.
Over at the plant, you know, something went wrong.
Take the children and run.

They say they’ll fix it if we only stay calm.
Go back to your fact’ries. Go back to your farms.
Don’t get angry. Don’t lose your cool.
And those bosses will share their power with you.

Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!

Doctor Atomic, lying through his teeth,
Says we’ve nothing to fear except fear itself.
And he visits the plant in a lead-lined suit.
Comes out looking like courage on the evening news.

Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!

You’re on the Commission and you’re sixty years old.
You make a deal with the devil and his profits unfold.
But twenty years down the line and that little girl
Is in the prime of her life and her blood cells grow wild.

Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!

I saw the reactor through an April haze.
It looked like a blunderbuss aimed at the sky.
It’s your friendly atom raging out of control
And your scientists praying for Lady Luck’s smile.

Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!

They say they’ll fix it if we only stay calm.
Go back to your fact’ries. Go back to your farms.
Don’t get angry. Don’t lose your cool….

Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!

Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!

Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!
Take the children and run!


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