Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Speaking of the '51 flood, one of the songs that keeps popping up in my head these days is The Rainmakers' We Walk the Levee:
In the '51 flood the river got mean
The levee broke at a town downstream
Up on our levee where the county lines meet
Caught a couple of their boys with some TNT

Something had to give and it gave down there
My thoughts are with you but my family's here
It was you this time it was us before
Nothing's fair in flood and war

And blood's thicker than water
But thin and cold in the flood
The mud and the guilt and the gun get heavy
We do what we gotta
We walk the levee

The other one, "Five Feet High and Rising" is a little lighter, and almost happy, for a flood song.

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