Hold Back The Water – Remix

The most powerful moment [on the album] comes on Hold Back the Water, a moodily atmospheric, very modern-sounding track about the ravaging of the planet.

 

– Steve Morse

Former Staff Music Critic, Boston Globe 28 years

Rock History Teacher, Berklee College of Music

Chuck McDermott: Vocals

Marco Giovino: Drums

Richard Gates: Bass

Duke Levine: Electric Guitar

Kevin Barry: Electric Guitar, Pedal Steel, Moog

Deni Hlavinka: Vocals

Jeff Ramsey: Vocals

LYRICS: Hold Back The Water

Oh lord, gotta hold back the water

Oh lord, gotta hold back the water

Oh lord, gotta hold back the water

Oh lord, gotta hold back the water

 

I can see the red creek rise

I swear it swells before my eyes

I can see the red creek rise

There’s no knowing yesterday

 

Thunder clouds are turning black

Like a sack of coal on the devil’s back

Thunder clouds are turning black

Hands from heaven reaching down

 

Oh lord, gotta hold back the water

Oh lord, gotta hold back the water

Oh lord, gotta hold back the water

Oh lord, gotta hold back the water

 

[Spoken word interlude]

 

Water high above the river bed

Leaves the world to the copperhead

Water high above the river bed

(What we knew is other’s now)

 

Water rots your momma’s bones

Six feet south of her tombstone

Water rots your momma’s bones

Take her soul to higher ground

 

Oh lord, gotta hold back the water

Oh lord, gotta hold back the water

Oh lord, gotta hold back the water

Oh lord, gotta hold back the water