No Water

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No Water
Ian Sherwood / RyLee Madison

Verse
He held on to his saddle bags,
A dusty whisper of a man from his younger days
As the last cattle die on the drought plains,
He cried waterless tears on his lover's grave

He tried everything there was to try,
Prayed to the heavens every sleepless night
But the grain won't grow if the ground is dry,
And you can't will the water from an Arizona sky

Chorus
No water for weeks only dark clouds,
No hope for miles in the bible belt
Heat is a thief you can't out-run,
And the hurt won't go if the rain don't come

Verse
On this land that his family's owned,
For generations of drought that have come and gone
He fell to his knees in the scorching sun,
He said, "How do I do what my daddy done?"

Chorus
No water for weeks only dark clouds,
No hope for miles in the bible belt
Heat is a thief you can't out-run,
And the hurt won't go if the rain don't come

Verse
Fast forward a century,
Legend has it he didn't leave
He was the last to die in his family,
And when you walk this soil you can feel his grief

Chorus
No water for weeks only dark clouds,
No hope for miles in the bible belt
Heat is a thief you can't out-run,
And the hurt won't go if the rain don't
No water for weeks only dark clouds,
No hope for miles in the bible belt
Heat is a thief you can't out-run,
And the hurt won't go if the rain don't come

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from Everywhere To Go, track released September 9, 2014

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Ian Sherwood Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sherwood is a story teller and a constant creator. In 2012 he was named Male Artist of the Year by the International Acoustic Music Awards. He was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year and has been described as “... a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.” - Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio, Fredericton. ... more

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