This City

Album: I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (2011)
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  • 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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