This city won't wash away This city ever drown Blood in the water and hell to pay Sky tear open and pain rain down Doesn't matter 'cause come what may I ain't ever gonna leave this town This city won't wash away This city won't ever drown
Ain't the river or the wind to blame Every around here knows Nothin' holdin' back Ponchartrain Except for a prayer and a promise's ghost We just carry on diggin' our graves In solid marble above the ground Maybe our bones'll wash away But this city won't ever drown
This city won't ever die Just as long as her heart beats strong Like a second line steppin' high' Raisin' hell as we roll along Gently to the Vieux Carre Lower Nine, Central City, Uptown Singin' Jacamo Fee-Nah-Nay This city won't ever drown Doesn't matter 'cause there ain't no way I'm ever gonna leave this town This city won't wash away This city won't ever drown
Writer/s: STEPHEN F. (FAIN) EARLE, STEVE EARLE
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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"Pink Cadillac" was a B-side for Bruce Springsteen in 1984, but after Aretha Franklin sang about pink Cadillacs on "Freeway Of Love" the following year, Natalie Cole covered the song and had a hit with it in 1988.