Before The Water Gets Too High

Album: Wide Awake! (2018)
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  • Seldom have I ever questioned the end
    Still I grow frost when I'm reminded
    Euphemisms on a loop interchange
    Which hands get to turn the final page?
    In whose throat belongs the swan song
    Crisis, warming, denial, change?

    State TV helps the public explain
    Broadcast beamed into the dry terrain
    Images of drenched survival
    Without hope but soaked with pain
    Consequences of reality felt
    All conditions of humanity built
    On the bridges
    Tent villages waiting for the state to help

    Glass barely bends before it cracks
    Embedded down into our path
    Paved in the crimson of our tracks
    Without the chance of turning back

    Before the water gets too high
    Before the water gets too high

    If the clock strikes midnight then
    What becomes of our demonstrations?
    To which fate have these gatherings fell?
    Which halls echo all the chants we yelled
    Into faces on the coins we tossed into the wishing well?

    Drinking water on which we subsist
    Mixing into rivers that did not exist yesterday
    When all the warning signs were there but sorely missed
    What's it worth all the money we made
    Floating idly in a newborn lake?
    Far above financial centers
    Cities sink like market rates

    Glass barely bends before it cracks
    Embedded down into our path
    Paved in the crimson of our tracks
    Without the chance of turning back

    Before the water gets too high
    Add up the bribes you take
    And know time can't be bought
    By the profits that you make
    Before the water gets too high
    To float the powers that be
    Or is it someone else's job
    Until the rich are refugees?
    Before the water gets too high
    Before the water gets too high
    Before the water gets too high
    Before the water gets too high Writer/s: Andrew Savage, Austin Bradley Brown, Maxwell Savage, Sean Yeaton
    Publisher: DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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