Down to the Wire

Song Description

This one is ostensibly about the aftermath of a storm and flood. It seems like there have been a lot of these lately, doesn't it? In my mind, this is really a song about environmental sustainability.

Song Length 4:32 Genre Folk - Contemporary


Down to the wire
Down to the wire
Our house is on fire
And we can't get home
'Cause the levee is topped
The water cannot be stopped
Here we are with one oar
And so far to row

Round and round she goes
Where will it end and when will we know?
It came on fast but it's going down slow
Everything's rearranged
A tipping point, dawn of the age
Bail out the boat, lean into the wave
All we can hope for is hope
We can sustain

Lost in a trance
This carnival dance of romance
We glance at the storm and
We takes our chances
'Cause these ponies are painted
They're chomping their bits at the reins
For one last race around
Now it's down to the wire!


Here in this place
This vessel of wisdom and grace
We're finding our way because
We can't replace it
And it's down to the wire
Down to the heart and desire
Down to the passion and fire
Down to the wire!


Lyrics Roger Nelson Music Roger Nelson
Performance Roger Nelson

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