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Save New Orleans

Written for Songfight! in response to hurricane Katrina's attack on New Orleans. I can't put myself in the situation that so many people now find themselves in. I can only dwell on the prospects of rebuilding a community that is now entirely homeless and dispersed.

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when you saw - what happened down there
you've nowhere to live - nothing to wear
and you sensed - that we didn't care
that's when you knew
when you're left to live in dispair
can't eat no food - can't wash no hair
and when you cried - cause we still ain't there
who could blame you
(chorus)
if you can save new orleans
all the love and all the sin
it will float
in its moat
but it won't be what it'd been
if you can save new orleans
it will only be alive within you...

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Chords:

A-       C                        F
when you saw - what happened down there
                  E-                A-
you've nowhere to live - nothing to wear
        C                       G        E
and you sensed - that we didn't care
                A-
that's when you knew
(chorus)
       C
if you can save new orleans
        G                E
all the love and all the sin
        A-
it will float
       F
in its moat
       D-                   G
but it won't be what it'd been
       C
if you can save new orleans
        G       E            A-
it will only be alive within you...

© roy walter

September 4, 2005 11:37 PM

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