Constance Barkley-Lewis

Constance Barkley-Lewis

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Member Since: 2006
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Song Description

A man sings his overwhelming frustrations at the impact of Hurricane Katrina on his life, giving a poignant double meaning to what it means to be Swamped.

Story Behind the Song

I am a fourth generation New Orleanian whose family and friends have been Swamped by Katrina.

Lyrics

SWAMPED

Chorus:
Baby I?m swamped, I?m swamped
I?d love to help you but I?m swamped.
Baby I?m swamped, I?m swamped
I?d love to help you but I?m swamped.

Verse 1
Everyone I know is in a pickle
All my friends and folks is in a jam
Water started out as just a trickle
Levee broke and I said I?ll be dammed
Oh oh, man?(Chorus)
Verse 2
Fightin just to keep my eyes turned skyward
They say we gotta go, they don?t know where
Guns are waving us in all directions
I?m tryin not to think and not to care.
It ain?t fair? (Chorus)

Bridge
City?s lost, and oh what a cost
Turn the clock back past that day
And just make this go away.
Hold the past, wanna make it last,
I just hate it ends this way.
And all I can do is pray, cuz (Chorus)

Verse 3
Grateful for the smiles and hugs that greet me
Grateful for the shelter from the wind
Grieving for the lovely lady drowning
Is she gone or will she rise again?
Tell me when? (Chorus)

Song Length
3:53
Genres
Blues - Delta, Blues - Country
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Composed, Distressed

Subject Matter
Frustration, Storms

Similar Artist
Harry Connick Jr.
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

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