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"Someone You Know" lyrics by MARC BROUSSARD
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"Someone You Know"


The levee's gonna break, the water's so high
And they're tryin' to make me move
It's been rainin' 6 days and 14 nights
I got way too much to lose

I built this house with my daddy's hands
My first boy was born inside
I promised my momma I would be a man
I ain't leavin' here tonight

City's on fire
Under water
Mothers and fathers
Sons and daughters

I am someone you know
Never thought I'd have to come and knock on your door
I am someone you know
River pushed me down, but I ain't ready to go

I am someone you know

Hey listen now
Dirty ass water, water everywhere
And not a drop to drink
I went to cast my vote but the poll was closed
And then the city just started to sink

I wonder if they'll find us in a thousand years
And say who let this go down
The river rose up on a trillion tears
And washed the poor folks out of town

City's on fire
Under water
Mothers and fathers
Sons and daughters

I am someone you know
Never thought I'd have to come and knock on your door
I am someone you know
River pushed me down, but I ain't ready to go

I am someone

I reached out my hand
But you did not notice
It's ok, I understand
Lord knows these times are hard

Just know that I am here
If you need assurance
I have made my choice
And the Lord will hear my voice

I am someone you know
Never thought I'd have to come and knock on your door
I am someone you know
River pushed me down, but I ain't ready to go

I am someone you know
Never thought I'd have to come and knock on your door
I am someone you know
Spending all my money on the president's war

Freedom isn't free
Especially when you're broke
Take me by the hand
I can't take it no more

Trying to get a job
There ain't no jobs around
Trying to feed my family
On this change I found

There's the Govorner's house
Looks so good on the hill
You got to stand in line
Got to get your fill

Swear I heard one man, one vote
Sure as hell ain't all she wrote
I got bills and they're all late
I'm still waitin' on the state

Oooooh
I am someone you know

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