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Hunker Down

(HiFi MoJo)
February 1, 2011
Marty Henninger Stackin' BB's Music CP 2011 BMI
A moody rumination on the 2004 presidential election, but whose words also echo the desolation after hurricane Katrina one year later. More spooky atmospherics by Sean Flora. Great slide work by guitarist Gaddis Cavenah.
Hunker Down

A foul wind fell, in the year of ’04,
just when we thought we couldn’t take no more.
The storm covered us, like a burlap sack.
Hit us hard and then, doubled back.
Stale, humid air, from too many speeches,
blew from the east, over oil-stained beaches.
Greasy, grey water, not fit to drink,
and everywhere people too scared to think.

What do we do, when the blues come around?
We all stick together and we, hunker down.

Morning after, there was no relief,
I was standin’ and starin’ in disbelief.
Walkin’ the streets, lookin’ for my home,
wonderin’ how it happened. I wasn’t alone.
Searchin’ for family, callin’ for friends,
all swept away by a means to an end.
Good people threatened, for their lives,
drowned in a tidal wave of lies.

What do we do, when the blues come around?
We all stick together and we, hunker down.

C’mon people, no time to hide.
There’s no monopoly of patriots on either side!
But there’s plenty hard work, if we’re gonna survive,
to rebuild a nation that we recognize.

What do we do, when the blues come around?
We all stick together and we, hunker down.
We all stick together and we, hunker down.
We all stick together and we, hunker down.