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Mean Ol' Levee

from The Facebreaker by The Facebreaker

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if push came to shove
i'd fall in love
with the way your tide rolls in
it slaps on my banks
we'll hug and give thanks
for the union of land and water

Our balancing act
A shoreline contract
to govern the ebb and the flow
But a broken pact
and the coasts contract
with havoc reeked on all living things below

they wailed oh oh, dont let us die
the waters crept up on the land
won't somebody give us a hand
cause the mean ole levee's gotten too heavy
and it starts to cry
oh oh.... (repeat)

the rain it came down
washed over the ground
and the children started to scare
saw fear in our eyes
as the water did rise
and attempted to breach our city's walls

as waters turned fierce
the meniscus was pierced
and rushed o'er walls that we built
the sea crashed through the boards
and rushed through the wards
and we wondered how many it already killed


we climbed on the rooves
as the water did move
up the first and the second floors
and searched for the cops
the gov'ment and God
but the only things 'round were the elements at war

it tore off the walls
of the shopping malls
and the doors of everyone's home
you cant even use the phone
and i feel all alone
cause i cant find my brother
we're searching for one another
nobody's seen our mother and we wail...



from The Facebreaker, released March 30, 2012
Dutch: percussion, pedal steel, keyboards
TJ: guitar, vocals, keyboards
Forrest Paquin: vocals
Danny Gouker: cornet


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The Facebreaker Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

At the helm
of this thing called
The Facebreaker
are two brothers
(Dutch & TJ Huff)
from Philadelphia
and Brooklyn.
These recordings are their attempts to make the right sort of music with dear friends.

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