Bradford Loomis

Bradford Loomis

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Folk - Americana | Snohomish, Washington, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,700   
Member Since: 2013
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: The Civil Wars, Steve Earle

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Plays:

34

Song Description

Grief can seem overwhelming especially when it affects others on a large scale. But there is always hope.

Story Behind the Song

In 1937 there was a massive flood of the Ohio river valley. Up until 2011, this was the worst flood in American history. Roughly 1 million people were left homeless.

Lyrics

I tell you my brother I've seen the waters rise, and right before my eyes I lost everything

For weeks on end the rain it steadily fell, and the river continued to swell till it broke its banks

The current raged and it left the only home, that I have ever known broken in its wake


When the waters came all the blood and sweat we gave were washed away from this place

The only thing left of us were echoes of the songs that we sang in his name


The toll was high and the casualties were great, and the promises we made were left behind

Mourn your loss for the friends you couldn't save

cause the bitterness'll be your grave if you dig too deep

Well the good Lord gives but good lord He takes away, there will be an end to our suffering

When the waters came all the blood and sweat we gave were washed away from this place

The only thing left of us were echoes of the songs that we sang in his name

© Brad Loomis 2010

Song Length
3:54
Genres
Country - Americana, Folk - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Heartbreaking, Moving

Subject Matter
Sadness, Disasters

Similar Artists
Johnny Cash, The Civil Wars
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Bradford Loomis
Music Credits Bradford Loomis, Brianne Holland
Producer Credits Jason Lackie
Publisher Credits Bradford Loomis Publishing
Performance Credits Bradford Loomis
Label Credits Independant