When The Levee Broke At The County Fair

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A disaster ballad about the unexpected arrival of a brutal storm that descends upon a local county fair, tragedy ensues. 1,2,3 Big Weather, the bands sophomore 2LP, will be available MAY 27.

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WHEN THE LEVEE BROKE AT THE COUNTY FAIR

When the levee broke at the county fair
I was threading my fingers through your hair,
feeling all the things that boy should feel
when you reach the peak of the Farris Wheel.

When the levee broke at the county fair
you heard a shriek so loud it was hard to bare.
I put my lips to your ear and said "I know, I know"
and held you as the big brown water rose

and all the little bowls of gold fish were now free
to swim just where they wish
and all the lucky ones on the tunnel of love
were now floating out above the shuttle buses,
but, it never did rain.
It was just a big brown wave.

When the levee broke at the county fair
all the funnel cake girls just froze with fear
and Tilt-A-Whirl titled like it shouldn't tilt
as the haunted house trailer got haunted for real.

When the levee broke at the county fair
there were bodies, popcorn, and song, sawdust bears.
I put kiss to your lips all cute and blue
and we slipped into the night like lovers do.

and all the little bowls of gold fish were now free
to swim just where they wish
and the sorry souls at the tractor pull
were now clawing water, trying to stay afloat,
but, it never did rain.
It was just a big brown wave.

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released May 27, 2014

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