Face the Fire


This song is on Dan Fogelberg's 1979 album "Phoenix" - I have this CD
Dan Fogelberg lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Prophet 5 synthesizer, electric and acoustic pianos
Russ Kunkel drums
Marty Lewis tambourine
Norbert Putnam bass guitar
Mike Utley organ
Cover Art Dan Fogelberg

This song is about the 3 mile island partial meltdown of nuclear reactor Unit 2 (TMI-2)
on the Susquehanna River in Londonderry Township, Pennsylvania,
near the Pennsylvania capital of Harrisburg on March 28, 1979

I hear the thunder three miles away 
The Island's leaking into the bay 
The poison is spreading 
The demon is free 
And people are running from what they can't even see 
Face the fire you can't turn away 
The risk grows greater with each passing day 
The waiting's over the moment has come 
To kill the fire and turn to the sun 
They'll take your money 
And then take your health 
To line their pockets with unequalled wealth 
These men are under the power of gold 
We won't be safe until we shut them down cold 
Face the fire you can't turn away 
The risk grows greater with each passing day 
The waiting's over the moment has come 
To kill the fire and turn to the sun
The people came to the capitol town 
One hundred thousand of them laid their hearts down 
They screamed in anger and broadcast their fears 
Just to have them fall on deaf ears 
Face the fire you can't turn away 
The risk grows greater with each passing day 
The waiting's over the moment has come 
To kill the fire and turn to the sun
Kill the fire and turn to the sun
~~~ Dan Fogelberg ~~~