JOAN BAEZ lyrics - Money For Floods

JOAN BAEZ
"Money For Floods"
(R. Shindell)

My name is Eliza
I live by the river
My daughter Louise
Will be three in July
If July ever comes
It's beginning to feel
Like the water will never
Surrender the field

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Everyone knows
Rivers will swell
But they always find money
They always find money
They always find
Money for floods

The President came
In a green helicopter
He and the Governor
Walked all around
My sister broke down
And he gave her a hug
And told her he'd do
Everything that he could

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When I was sixteen
I went out with a boy
I'd tell you his name
If I thought it would help
He told me he loved me
And tossed me a girl
The bigger my belly
The faster he ran

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