Someday the walls will tremble with terrible flames here
Till the mouth of some hurricane sweeps them away
And If I had either love or fortune I’d shed them both here
But those cards are so rarely played I’ve hid them away

The valleys of New Orleans
The valleys of New Orleans

Oh Stanley I’ve heard you laughing your way around here
There’s a game that I wish to play, so slow down
I found another in Sidneys’ pocket, she knows my name
And she says she wants to drive all night in the dark through all

The valleys of New Orleans
The valleys of New Orleans

Sidney says God is watching so don’t fear now
She says he’s bound to come, given time
Her mouth is the taste of sea salt and saddened rum
She speaks in a vagrant language I’d heard once in a film about

The valleys of New Orleans
The valleys of New Orleans
The valleys of New Orleans
The valleys of New Orleans


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    General CommentI've had the album for a while, but only recently listened carefully to the lyrics. It was actually at the time of hurricane Katrina, and I thought this song explained it completely.
    "Till the mouth of some hurricane sweeps them away"

    Although it's about a sad subject, it has a kind of optimistic feel..
    "Sidney says God is watching so don’t fear now
    She says he’s bound to come, given time"
    Miss_Miseryon September 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is the most beautiful song of the cd. The voice of Finn Andrews, it's amazing. When I heard his voice the first time in real life, I couldn't say word. He brought me to an amazing, higher level.
    Soulcatcheron January 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds a bit like Neil Young's Philidelphia
    bkat004on February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI got goose bumps the first time i heard this post-katrina. I can't believe this was written 2 years before the hurricane.
    boy_scout_blueon September 06, 2007   Link

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