After the Flood

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The opening track from upcoming album Into the Heart of the Sea, "After the Flood" lyrically and musically encompasses and condenses most all of the feelings, thoughts, moods, and sounds of the 12 songs to follow.

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our sweetest dreams, they've all turned back
wrong way on a one way track
i want to say that i can't let go
the words won't come and time moves slow

CHORUS
i know your soul just sinks like stone
and there's something missing inside our home
good things will come, they're on their way
good things will come, they'll be here any day

i never thought this is how i'd become
one who's held the wrong end of a gun
we withdrew as though marked with blood
in the confusion after the flood

CHORUS
i know the news that broke your heart
and there's something missing in the back of this car
good things will come, they're almost here
good things will come, hold on, dear

i hold my breath as the ocean swells
i know i can't redeem myself
dawn will come and end this night
i hope and pray to God i'm right

CHORUS
i know the angels can't console us now
and there's something missing here and now
good things will come, around the bend
good things will come, i just don't know when
good things will come, i must believe
good things will come, just wait and see

credits

from Into the Heart of the Sea, released January 20, 2012
Words and Music by Allan Douglas
(c) 2011 Starburnt Music (ASCAP)

The Legendary Rich Gilbert - pedal steel
Paul Nelson - cello
Jason Webb - organ

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