Night of the Johnstown Flood

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Give my money to the landlord
give my body to my boss
give my heart to something pretty
write my time off as a loss

I'd say I gave my life to country
if I was sure where I was from
I'd say I gave my soul to God
if I knew just what that was
if I don’t make it up to heaven
oh well, I did the best I could
I threw my weight against the levees
the night of the Johnstown flood

I’ll have all that I need
when I’m six feet underground
and you’ll be broke as me
when they lay your body down

Everything is new
everything is dead
everything is real
at least in my head
everything is known now
you can look it all up
everything was finally cleaned
the night of the Johnstown flood

There’s a devil in the river
there’s a devil in the damn
there’s an angel in my eyes
but there’s a devil in my hands

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from Disaster!, released February 6, 2013

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Chicken Little Nashville, Tennessee

Chicken Little is a folk punk duo with accordion, guitar, and lots of harmonies. They write spirituals to be protest songs and protest songs to be broken hearted love ballads. They currently live in Nashville, TN.

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