Clean Machine
by John Forster & Tom Chapin
1994 Limousine Music Co. & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

Put a windmill on a cliff
Where the breeze is always stiff.
As the winds blow, 'round the sails go;
Clean machine. Clean machine.
A clean machine is a powerful dream
And a whole lot closer than it might seem.
It's time we start learning
That a windmill turning from an air mass churning
Is a clean machine, it's a clean machine.

Where a waterfall cascades,
Put a waterwheel with blades.
As the stream flows, 'round the wheel goes;
Clean machine. Clean machine.
A clean machine is a powerful dream
And a whole lot closer than it might seem.
When the water flowing
Gets a turbine going, gets a light bulb glowing.
It's a clean machine, it's a clean machine.

And instead of gasoline, put solar cells in your limousine.
Let the Big Bang drive your Mustang;
Clean machine. Clean machine.
A clean machine is a powerful dream
And awhole lot closer than it might seem.
Or how 'bout treating the sun that's beating
As a source of heating?
It's a clean machine, it's a clean machine.

Harness in the motion of the waves in the ocean,
It's a clean machine.
The power of the lava from volcanoes down in Java
Make a clean machine.
When an air mass churning sets a windmill turning,
It's a clean machine.
And the sun that's beating is a source of heating,
It's a clean machine.
When the water flowing gets a turbine going,
That's a clean machine.


This song appears on Tom Chapin's Zag Zig CD.

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