We Can Still Hold On To You


Song Length 4:05
Primary Genre Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre Folk-Traditional
Tempo / Feel Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Encouragement
Subject Matter 2 Hope
Mood 1 Peaceful
Mood 2 Welcoming
Similar Artist 1 James Taylor
Similar Artist 2 Band, The
Language English
Era 2000 and later


Lyric Credits Dan Lowe
Music Credits Dan Lowe
Producer Credits Dan Lowe
Publisher Credits N/A
Performance Credits Dan Lowe
Label Credits N/A
Short Song Description:

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

Story Behind the Song:

100% of my portion from the sales of "We Can Still Hold On To You" will be donated to Mercy Corps (http://www.mercycorps.org) for the purpose of assisting the victims of Hurricane Katrina, so please buy a copy of the song, and get your friends to do the s


We Can Still Hold On To You

Copyright © 2005 Dan Lowe
All rights reserved
Reprinted by permission

(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
Except come Sunday morning when we put on our 'meeting' clothes
It's the life we were handed down, not the one we chose
And every night we lay down and pray
Saying, "Lord, have mercy!"

When the levee breaks
When the well runs dry
When everything we have is lost
And we don't know why
And 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
And 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
And this is where we're gonna stay
So heaven help us

(Repeat chorus)

Some people think that life is just an accident of nature
Why can't they see this life we live is a gift from our creator?

(Repeat chorus)

Yeah, we'll still hold on to you

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