Standing on the roof my daddy built
Looking at the rising of the silt
Everything I ever loved is underneath
But what the river wants the river keeps
I used to believe in fortune and that in the hands of god
Everybody gets no more than they deserve

But the more I see the less I understand
Watching as the water swallows the land
I'm starting to believe there was never a plan
And that the world's gone mad

Something's out of order, out of place
Nothing we were taught is happening today
If you are the maker watching down
What a mess you're making of this town
I used to believe in fate and the will of karma
I used to believe in the way the penny dropped

But the more I see the less I understand
Watching as the water swallows the land
I'm starting to believe there was never a plan
And that the world's gone mad

And I will not bleed
I will not bleed
No, I will not bleed
'Til the water takes me

'Cause the more I see the less I understand
Watching as the water swallows my land
I'm starting to believe there was never a plan
And that the world's gone
The more I see the less I understand
Watching as the water swallows the land
I'm starting to believe there was never a plan
And that the world's gone mad


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    Lyric CorrectionI used to believe in fate and the will of karma...
    is probably more accurate

    Note: This is a very basic interpretation. Translated upon first listen. Corrections/suggestions are most welcome.
    TheWrongGirlon July 30, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about the Queensland floods in 2011, Missy has said so herself.
    Joyouson October 20, 2013   Link

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