Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Five Feet High and Rising


AP/ABC/Martha Raddatz

How high's the water, mama?
'Two feet high and rising'
How high's the water, papa?
'She said it's two feet high and rising
But we can make it to the road in a homemade boat
'Cause that's the only thing we got left that'll float
It's already over all the wheat and oats'
Two feet high and rising


REUTERS/Rick Wilking


How high's the water, mama?
'Three feet high and rising'
How high's the water, papa?
'She said it's three feet high and rising
Well, the hives are gone, I lost my bees
Chickens are sleepin' in the willow trees
Cows in water up past their knees'
Three feet high and rising


REUTERS/Mark Wallheiser


How high's the water, mama?
'Four feet high and rising'
How high's the water, papa?
'She said it's four feet high and rising
Hey, come look through the window pane
The bus is coming, gonna take us to the train
Looks like we'll be blessed with a little more rain'
Four feet high and rising


AP/Ben Sklar


How high's the water, Mama?
'Five feet high and rising'
How high's the water, Papa?
'She said it's five feet high and rising
Well, the rails are washed out north of town
We gotta head for higher ground
We can't come back till the water goes down'
Five feet high and rising
Well, it's five feet high and rising


AFP/Getty Images/Dave Einsel

REUTERS/Jason Reed


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Special thanks to Deep Toej for the idea.