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Pontchartrain

You saw them comin
From miles away
You saw them draggin
After so many wet days

But you stood your ground
At the gates of hell
And you pushed them down
To where the river sounds
Pontchartrain

You saw them comin
Should have laid your weapons down
You spoke the words of a hiding man
When you said no refuge would be found

But you stood your ground
At the gates of hell
And you pushed them down
To where the river sounds

Pontchartrain
How can you sleep
Pontchartrain
Knowin what you did

One white man with his badge in the air
He said may we approach you
Just want to know sir
Are our busses over there?

You said
1,000 blacks aren't welcome here
we won't have you dirty our streets
Go back to the floods from which you came
There is no savior here

But you stood your ground
At the gates of hell
And you pushed them down
To where the river sounds

And you stood your ground
At the gates of hell
You pushed them down
To where the river sounds

Pontchartrain
How can you sleep
Pontchartrain
Knowin what you did
2,000 Miles

You're standin' at my door again
I knew you'd come
But I didn't know when
2,000 miles and maybe a few more
only this time you're not alone

I can see
There's so much more to me
So, you go your way
And I'll go mine
And we'll meet
Somewhere, in the middle

I welcome you old friend
Come in and sit down
Tell me how has your life been
There is no solid reason
For my interpretation
But I can tell that you're doing fine


I can see
There's so much more to me
So, you go your way
And I'll go mine
And we'll meet
Somewhere, in the middle

 I took a leap of faith
And landed in another land
Surrounded by the mountain height
And the breadth at hand
There is no fear now
The solid I welcome
Arms open wide
To the world
To the world

I can see
There's so much more to me
So, you go your way
And I'll go mine
And we'll meet
Somewhere, in the middle
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Hurricane

So this is what you have to say
after so many lovely days
to your wife as you turn to walk away

Say that you're angry baby
Say that you're sad
But don't, don't try to ruin everything

Aye, Aye

I can see that you've been cryin' for
so many years
Been screamin' when is it gonna be right

But this ain't no hurricane darlin'
It ain't no nightmare passin'
No honey child
This is life

So many years
She stayed home
To bring up your children right

You worked so hard
just to bring it all home
Make yourself look shiny and bright

Now I hear it comin' through
on the telephone
The pain mixed with the light

And this ain't no hurricane darlin'
It ain't no nightmare passin'
No honey child
This is life

It ain't no hurricane darlin'
It ain't no nightmare passin'
No honey child this is life

Aye, Aye

Daddy'O

She settled down
a long time ago.
She worked on a farm
and did what she was told

Just 15 years
and not much more
spent her days in the fields
her nights doing chores

She'd say
Daddy'O can you tell me a story
'bout the time we drove up the hill
and I carried your lion home

Daddy'O won't you tell me a good one
to keep me from cryin'
cause you said that I had to leave home

Sweet ignorance
she never learned how to drive
didn't watch the news
never knew the meaning of pride

She married a man
and she gave him six kids
Never playing the martyr
she never wanted more than they could give

And she said
Daddy'O can you tell me a story
'bout the time we drove up the hill
and I carried your lion home

Daddy'O won't you tell me a good one
to keep me from cryin'
cause you said that I had to leave home

When she was five years old her Daddy
left without leavin a note
Her Mamma found him hangin
in the bedroom from a rope
And she was sent away to
live with her Grand folk
Alone, oh alone

Now that winter's come
She doesn't seem right
in her own damn skin
She looks the part
plays the game
but she's waitin for the
day when she will see him again

And she'll say
Daddy'O can you tell me a story
'bout the time we drove up the hill
and I carried your lion home

Oh and she said
Daddy'O won't you tell me a good one
to keep me from cryin'
cause you said that I'm finally home.

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