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  1. Higher Ground

From the recording The Fireman's Daughter

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Lyrics

It's too late to be sorry, I can't take it back
When each promise I've broken is just one more crack
In the levee that holds back this river of tears
Will it ever let up? It's been rainin' for years
But we dream of a place where the sun always shines
I think we both know that it's time
We've got to find our way out of this low-lyin' town
But you can't build a bridge while you're burnin' it down
Babe, if we don't ford this river, we surely will drown
We've got to find higher ground
Now the only two things that could cause me distress
Are the length of your legs and the cut of your dress
And the heads that they turn and what the neighbors must think
As you drive into town and it drives me to drink
But as I'm getting higher, you're further away
At least we both know we can't stay
We've got to find our way out of this low-lyin' town
But you can't build a bridge while you're burnin' it down
Babe, if we don't ford this river, we surely will drown
We've got to find higher ground
If we stick around, we might wait out this flood
Only to find we're stuck deep in the mud
Together we both can break free
We've got to find our way out of this low-lyin' town
But you can't build a bridge while you're burnin' it down
Babe, if we don't ford this river, we surely will drown
We've got to find our way out of this low-lyin' town
But you can't build a bridge while you're burnin' it down
Babe, if we don't ford this river, we surely will drown
We've got to find higher ground
We've got to find higher ground