My blood runs cold through the streets of New Orleans
And drink they will its bitter wine
Our faith has burnt from torches pushing south bound
Unpunished goes no godly deed

All I've ever done is hold the levee's thirst
How could you sit there just watching without a sound
And on that day with our backs against the wall
Is that how you drowned all your witches
Down in the ocean
One by one disappeared
Down in the ocean
One by one disappeared

I fill these bags and stack them against the dam
I'm on the wrong side of the wall
And when the cracks appear
The sirens will serenade
On just the wrong side of mercy

If you should find yourself
Against the current
And the whites of your eyes go greet the Dawn again
Just listen for the hymn that we have always sung

Lyrics submitted by travislopes, edited by teiladnam

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    My InterpretationThis is about Hurricane Katrina. It was so destructive to New Orleans because the levees were poorly maintained. Cedric wonders if the city was intentionally neglected because so many musicians and other weirdos live there, just like how societies a few centuries ago would accuse strange women of being witches and drown them.
    teiladnamon December 07, 2014   Link

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