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The First To Go Under

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Inspired by the plight of the people of the Maldives Islands, this song speaks to the sad fate that awaits many as the effects of global warming intensify.

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The First To Go Under
© Jim Ocean 2009

They’ll be the first to go under
The first ones displaced
The first to seek shelter
From the sea’s rising waves

It’ll make such strange history
They’ll be the first to go under the sea

Everything under
Under three feet
One hundred million people
All in retreat

It’ll make such sad history
They’ll be the first to go under the sea

Goodbye to the palm trees
Goodbye to the sands
Goodbye to the sunset
On low lying islands

And we’ll watch it all on TV
They’ll be the first to go under
The first to go under…
They’ll be the first to go under the sea