Steve Earle This City cover

This City
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Verse 1
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
Verse 2
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
Verse 3
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

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