They Raped The Land
Liner Notes:
They Raped The Land

While the title is somewhat offensive, the meaning of this song is obvious. I had learned in my 12th Grade U.S. History class of strip mining, and it seemed like an appropriate subject to write about.

The liner notes are included here only because of a single line in the song. Originally, my lyrics hade made reference to water being the source of evolution. As a Christian, I know that the Bible's account of the origin of creation is true. Thus, I changed the line to read that water "is the cause of revolution."

While being markedly more difficult to sing, in my heart I knew that the change had to be made.