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LIKE A FIRE ALARM

Thirteen inches of rain falling
On Texas every other day
Water get much deeper
Poor Texas going to float away

You don't gotta believe it
You don't gotta sign on
Global warning clangs
Like a fire alarm

Hail the size of softballs
Flattens everything in its way
We do business as usual
Cannonball hail someday

You don't gotta believe it
You don't gotta sign on
Global warning clangs
Like a fire alarm

Twisters darken our horizons
Rise up where they will
Bad mothers in every season
Their touch destroys and kills

You don't gotta believe it
You don't gotta sign on
Global warning clangs
Like a fire alarm

Earth is giving us warning
About the fire raging on
Asking us to carry water
Before all we love is gone

You don't gotta believe it
You don't gotta sign on
Lift that bucket get water
Pass that bucket along

Lift that bucket get water
Join the bucket brigade
Don’t slip that bucket back over your head
Pass it on instead

credits

released June 12, 2020
music: Lloyd Brodnax King & Ray Ramirez
lyrics: John Gray

guitar & Handsonic: Johnse Holt
bass, percussion & vocals: Lloyd Brodnax King
lap slide: Ray Ramirez
dholki: Ajay Randawa

production: Johnse Holt & Lloyd Brodnax King
cover art: Lloyd Brodnax King

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Lloyd Brodnax King Chicago, Illinois

Studied flute with Marcel Moyse and James Moody. Recorded Lloyd Brodnax King Trio live at DePaul with Fareed Haque and Larry Gray. Won an NEA fellowship in composition. Won a Jeff. Recorded with Poi Dog Pondering. Created The Obscure News podcast and the Dishwater Gray Playlist. Currently a prof at Lake Forest College and performing with Funkadesi, Sun Ensemble, and Michael J. Miles. ... more

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