Here Comes the Water
album: Higher Ground - Songs of Colorado (2007), track 9 of 13
author: Chuck Pyle
publisher: Bee 'n' Flower Music BMI
Just about sundown the wind got strange Coming off the prairie like the tide Spilling down the Never Summer Range Old man wind on a nightime ride Fireballs on the telephone wires Heat lightin' all over the park Somewhere in the distance there's a fire The rains begin. It gets dark Three feet of water runnin' the street Picking up speed, picking up power There where the two rivers meet They say it hit fifty miles an hour Nowhere for the water to go but down Down the Big Thompson it did roll Everyone in Estes Park town Listenin' heard it on the radio [Here comes the water] Patrolman Purdy, number 213 Racing the canyon like a dash Warning everybody by the stream Turned in time to see the splash "10-33, my car won't move." Then so everyone could hear "The mud is up to the windows." Then with just a trace of fear He said, "Here comes the water!" "213, what's your 10-20, over? 213, do you read, do you copy, over? Clear all channels we have a Mayday condition. Mayday, what's your location, over? Do you copy, Mayday, come back? Mayday, do you read, come back? Mayday, do you copy, come back? Mayday, come back! Come back, Mayday! Mayday, comeback. Mayday, comeback Mayday, Mayday, comeback Mayday, Mayday, comeback Do you copy, Mayday, over?
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