Song for the Road

from by David Berkeley

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SONG FOR THE ROAD

Well, the river’s too full,
but the land is too dry.
When the floodwaters came
there was nowhere to hide

So I sing for the land,
for our fields washed away.
They flooded the grave
where my grandfather lay

It’s a song for the road.
Yeah I know it gets rough.
Don’t ever give in.
Don’t ever give up.

I sing for the child
who was watching the sky
when the twister roared in,
made the whole city fly.

Took the roof from the church.
Tore the roots from the ground.
Yeah when the twister roared off,
she had leveled our town.

So sing a song for the road.
Cause I know it gets rough.
Don’t ever give in.
Don’t ever give up.

Come on back from the ledge.
Come on in from the rain.
Here’s some things that won’t hurt.
Here’s some things that won’t change.

Like the afternoon light
when the clouds break apart.
Like the way that I feel
‘bout the good in your heart.

They can flatten a house.
They can flood all we see.
They can’t take the soul
from my family and me.

Sing a song for the road.
I know it gets rough.
Don’t ever give in.
Don’t ever give up.
Don’t ever give in.
Don’t ever give up.

Don’t ever give in.
Don’t ever give up.

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from Lincoln Center Live, released December 20, 2013

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