When the Water Rise Up

August 31, 2008 12:10 AM

A song about storms, levees, and floods. A new song.

Three years ago, almost to the day, I found myself fleeing New Orleans. Now a new storm rises in the gulf and threatens to hit the city again, and I find myself revisiting some very bad days and a very bad storm.

Lyrics:

Chorus:
When the levees bow
And the water rise up
And the water rise up
Anr the water rise up
Got no place to go
When the waters rise up
When the waters rise up
When the waters rise up

I hear the storm, man
I hear it blow
Ain't no storm can move me
Got no place to go

Wind whips the windows
Storm's at my door
Hurricane don't you blow now
You ain't welcome anymore

Flood at my feet now
Ain't gonna scare me though
Ain't no storm can move me
Got no place to go

posted by Astro Zombie (5 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Amen, brother.
posted by ColdChef at 10:05 AM on August 31, 2008


A timely tune indeed. Not to mention timeless.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:42 PM on August 31, 2008


jesus man!
a new american classic. what i love is the sense of impending disaster.
posted by punkbitch at 5:10 PM on August 31, 2008


Thanks, Astro Zombie.
posted by umbรบ at 7:13 PM on August 31, 2008


Um, what they said.

I've been thinking about NO this last week, and not that it helps, but motherfucker... please if there's a god let that city be OK. I love that city. And all you people there be careful and hopeful and take care of yourselves and those that need it most, because that's all I can hope for right now.

Beautiful song, AZ.
posted by sleepy pete at 8:32 PM on August 31, 2008


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