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August 30th, I got the call
The Crescent City had taken the fall
As the waters rose, our people froze
Who will be saved, who will be blamed
Everyone said they'd die because of color
But let's forget about class and race
The people of the South will rise again
Through the heat, the water, and the haze
The man won't help, he left them all alone
As they wonder if they'll ever see their homes
These people are yours, these people are mine
It's the day the sun refused to shine

We'll rise again
We'll rise again
Once again, we'll see the saints march in
Our brothers, our sisters
Our parents and friends
Tomorrow the sun will rise again

The storm is gone and we will rise again
As a nation we all reach for the skies
For the lives taken, for the levees breakin'
Reach out your hand to help your fellow man
To feed the elderly, or a crying baby
To answer the cries of "Why didn't they save me?"
Some tried to make it about black and white
But side by side the refugees unite
I heard people say they should have left with what they see
As they watch from the comfort of their color TV
Maybe some day again it will be fine
But for now the sun refuses to shine

If you never saw the bayou bay
You'll never know what was lost that day
The music, the people, all are gone
No one knows what will happen to Mardi Gras
Some call it corrupt, some call it a slum
For me it was my second home
We'll rise again, we'll rise again
Once again, we'll see the saints march in
Our brothers, our sisters, our parents and friends
Tomorrow the sun will rise again


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