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Gale Mead: Music

The Streets of New Orleans

(Gale Mead)
August, 2008
Gale Mead
Monday came the hurricane,
Then the levies broke
The waters of Lake Pontchartrain
Washed away all hope
In the streets,
The streets of New Orleans

Families with SUVs
Watched it on TV
Rescuers got turned away
While desperation seethed
In the streets,
The streets of New Orleans

Babies cried in hunger,
Mothers cried in rage
And grannies died in
Wheelchairs waiting
For help that never came
In the streets,
The streets of New Orleans

When half a million souls cry
In suffering and pain
The tears we shed are greater,
Greater than the rain
Greater than the waters
Of Lake Pontchartrain,
In the streets,
The streets of New Orleans