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JOHNSTOWN

WHO KNOWS WHERE THE LOVE OF GOD GOES

WHEN THE WATER TURNS THE MINUTES TO HOURS

WHO KNOWS WHERE THE LOVE OF GOD GOES

WHEN A RAGING FLOOD DEVOURS

 

PATRICK DOWNS WAS A WORKING STEEL MAN BACK IN 1889

BROKE HIS BACK FOR HIS WIFE AND HIS GIRL, HIS JESSIE WAS DEVINE

TOE TO TOE WITH HIS FELLOW STEEL CREW

JOHNSTOWN MEN WERE TOUGH, JOHNSTOWN MEN WERE TRUE

BUT THE TOUGHEST MAN JUST COULDN’T STAND

WHEN THE WATER TOOK AWAY THE LAND

 

 

CHORUS:

THE WATER ROSE AND THE PEOPLE CRIED BUT THE FLOOD

KEPT POURIN’ DOWN THE MOUNTAIN SIDE

2000 PROUD WORKERS DIED

‘CAUSE THE OWNERS OF THEIR STEEL MILL FUCKIN’ LIED

2000 PROUD WORKERS DIED

‘CAUSE THE OWNERS OF THEIR STEEL MILL FUCKIN’ LIED

 

PATRICK DOWNS WAS SAVED THAT DAY

BUT HIS WHOLE LIFE IT WAS WASHED AWAY

LOST HIS DREAMS IN THE WATER

LOST HIS WIFE AND HIS DAUGHTER

IT TOOK SEVEN DAYS TO FIND HIS GIRL

BURIED HER AND HIS WIFE ON OLD GROVE HILL

TOOK MORE THAN A YEAR TO FIND THEM ALL

BROKE THE HEART OF A TOWN THAT ONCE STOOD TALL

 

CARNEGIE AND MELLON SAT PROUDLY IN THEIR LAIR

THEY WERE TOLD OF THE DANGER BUT THOSE FUCKERS DID NOT CARE

THEY BUILT A NICE LITTLE SAILING SPOT HIGH ABOVE THE TOWN

DIDN’T CARE ABOUT A FLOOD DIDN’T CARE WHO DROWNED