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  1. Hell and High Water

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Hell and High Water Rick Demers

Hell and high water they came hand in hand
Hell and high water they hit Dixieland
Those who had nothing they lost everything
Come hell or high water I'm never going home again

They said to leave but I couldn't get out
They said to leave Lord I couldn't get out
You got no money you got no place to go
You've got no wheels; you're riding out the storm

The wind was howling and the rain it roared
The wind it howled and the rain it roared
The rolling darkness shook my very soul
How could I know that was the calm before the storm?

The morning light brought water through my door
High water rose and then it rose some more
I was an island in a stinking black lagoon
Broke through my ceiling lucky just to make it through

The rescue "copters" they just passed me by
I prayed and wailed, Lord you know I cried
Up on the roof for three hot hungry days
I paddled out on a board that said Jesus saves

My brother drowned in the parish jail
A final lockdown in a watery grave
My family's' gone now, scattered in every which way
You know for us the saints never came marching in!

Hell and high water they came hand in hand
Hell and high water they hit Dixieland
Those who had nothing, they lost everything
Come hell or high water I'm never going home again
Come hell or high water I'm never going home again