Dan Lowe

Dan Lowe

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Folk - Americana | Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,102   
Member Since: 2003
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   Sounds Like: Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash

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Song Description

This song was my response to the devastation endured by the people of the gulf during Hurricane Katrina and its ongoing aftermath.

Lyrics

"We Can Still Hold On To You"
Words & Music by Dan Lowe
Copyright © 2017 Dan Lowe
All rights reserved
Reprinted by permission
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(Verse 1)
We are a people who depend upon the land
And count on our neighbors to lend us a helping hand
And hope that the banker-man, he will understand
If the crops get washed away

From sun-up to sundown we get no repose
'Cept come Sunday morning when we put on our 'meeting' clothes
It's the life we were handed down, not the one we chose
So every night we lay down and pray... saying, "Lord, have mercy!"

(Chorus)
When the levee breaks, when the well runs dry
When everything we have is lost and we don't know why
When there's nothing left for us to hold on to
We can still hold on to you

(Verse 2)
The river flows, the river bends
But we live here where the river ends
And we know it just like we know the back of our hands
So we won't let it carry us away

The river's deep, the river's wide
Sometimes it's hard to cross over to the other side
But this is the place where our fathers, they lived and died
So this is where we're gonna stay... so heaven help us

(Chorus)
When the levee breaks, when the well runs dry
When everything we have is lost and we don't know why
When there's nothing left for us to hold on to
We can still hold on to you

(Bridge)
Some people think that life is just an accident of nature
I guess it's hard sometimes to see our lives as a gift from our creator

(Final Chorus w/ Ending)
When the levee breaks, when the well runs dry
When everything we have is lost and we don't know why
When there's nothing left for us to hold on to
We can still hold on to you
Yeah, we'll still hold on to you
We can still hold on to you

Song Length
4:05
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Traditional
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Peaceful, Welcoming

Subject Matter
Encouragement, Hope

Similar Artists
James Taylor, The Band
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Dan Lowe
Music Credits Dan Lowe
Producer Credits Dan Lowe & Dean Baskerville
Publisher Credits N/A
Performance Credits Dan Lowe
Label Credits N/A