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GUEST, Lyr Add: Hurricane Katrina (4) Add: Hurricane Katrina - Nobody Came (Linda Allen) 13 Sep 05

Hi, Everyone -
Just want to share some lyrics I wrote last night - you can sing to the tune of the old gospel hymn, "Farther Along".

words 2005 Linda Allen,
tune: Traditional hymn:"Farther Along"            

They told us to leave, Lord, before Katrina hit land
But we didn't have cars, so, we just took a stand
The water kept risin', we were sure help would come
For many a poor soul, it was too late to run

       Nobody came, Lord, Nobody came
       We were cryin' and dyin', and calling your name
       But ain't it a sin, Lord, Ain't it a shame
       Cause nobody came, mmm, Nobody came

The storm it was raging, and it tore up our homes
We were stranded on roof tops, Tried to call on our phones
We called for the police, they said they would try
But they were scared of the looters, they just passed us by

To the Convention Center they took us that day
They thought we'd go looting, so they locked us away
For three days, no water, no food and no pride
I'd like to see Bush or Cheney live like we did inside CHORUS

In a forgotten rest home, the nurses called out
"The people will die if you don't get them out
They all deserve better!" they waited in vain
Ain't it a shame, Lord, Nobody came

They came for the tourists in their fancy hotels
But it seemed like the 9th Ward could just go to hell
There's a body on my street, two weeks, in the sun
We keep asking and asking, but nobody comes

There's many an angel who did all they could
They're saints and they're heroes, they're brave and they're good
But Iraq took our Guard, and, politicians took time
Too many folks died, and I say that's a crime.

You gave us two strong hands, two eyes that can see
For helping our neighbors through life's stormy seas
We got to hold up each other, it's not You that's to blame
But the water kept risin' and nobody came. CHORUS

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