As the clouds drew, so the rains came turning the dust to dirt
And the rocks jut and the banks block, but the river it goes right on
Slog through skirt hitched knee-deep in mud
We'll be there covered in earth, 'cause we're the people who live and we will...
Dig your fingers in
The wind rose swirling and lashed its frenzied whip
Its coil a gyre and we were in the eye
The rumble a rattle of everything shaking apart
And in the middle of this trembling world she turned to me and said don't sway...
So the storm fell soaking and slammed its mighty head
A ragged squall that lights the sky and drowns the earth
Keep steady set hard; let your hands grow calm and cool
And lift your glass your fists to whatever lies on the road she said...